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Is That Rust on My Lawn?

WP Law - Wednesday, September 08, 2021
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Rusty grass? Is that a thing? Indeed, it is, and you’ll probably know it when you see it. So here’s the low down on lawn rust and what you can do about it if it shows up in your yard.

What Is It?

Lawn rust is a disease that primarily affects Tall Fescue, Bermuda, and Zoysia. Since these are all grasses prevalent in the south, rust might show up in your lawn. It’s a type of fungi caused by an infection in the grass and appears as an orange or rust powder on the blades. You might notice it as a rusty hue to your grass, or you might see the orange on your shoes after walking across your lawn. Lawn rust thrives in moisture and most often affects grasses under stress from shade or drought.

How to Treat It

Lawn rust thrives when the soil is low in nitrogen, so a fertilizer with a nitrogen base can help. Treating your lawn with the right fertilizer and chemicals to prevent pests and help it become thick and healthy helps keep rust at bay. Make sure you also reduce the amount of thatch and increase levels of sunlight and air movement.

If you have rust on your grass, don’t despair. There are some simple ways to treat and prevent lawn rust. But, if you don’t feel confident treating it yourself, don’t worry, we’ve got your back. The landscape professionals at W.P. Law are standing by to answer your questions. Contact them today.

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