|Fusarium patch disease is the most common
of all turf disease that attacks lawns in the UK.
All lawns are susceptible to disease, the majority of these are caused by fungi that is
present in the soil. A turf disease is anything that has a negative effect on the health of the
There are many reasons why lawns and turf suffer from problem. These reasons can include
insufficient or excess nutrient levels, grass species, soil pH, restricted air movement and
climatic conditions that favour an attack.
The pathogens and fungi that cause diseases are always present within the soil or organic matter
in the root zone. They only attack the grass plant when the right conditions favour fungal activity
resulting in an attack.
There are various types that affect lawns in the UK. Some are more severe than others and attack
the grass at different times of the season.
We have covered all of the main diseases likely to attack lawns and turf and these are as