The weather in South Dakota and Iowa can create the ideal environment for leaf spot to thrive and for your lawn to become dehydrated. Because both can cause discoloration, it can be difficult to tell which of the two conditions is affecting your lawn. If you aren't sure what your turf is suffering from, you should call a professional to properly diagnose and treat your lawn. If a professional determines your lawn is suffering from leaf spot, you should schedule a curative treatment and then lawn care services to help your turf recover.

What is leaf spot?

Blades of grass suffering from leaf spot lawn disease in the Sioux City, IA area.

Leaf spot is a fungal disease that can appear on your lawn, usually during the spring because it thrives in cool, wet conditions. The first common symptom is a dark discoloration on the grass blades in your lawn. As the lawn disease progresses, the dark spots may expand and turn a yellow or tan color. Once leaf spot infects your lawn, it can spread quickly and infect the rest of your grass. If left untreated, leaf spot can cause parts of your lawn to die.

Call a professional to determine whether your lawn is dehydrated or suffering from leaf spot.

A lawn with dead grass caused by dehydratioin or leaf spot in the Sioux Falls, SD community and nearby areas.

One of the common mistakes people make when trying to diagnose an issue with their lawn is incorrectly determining what the problem is. Because the symptoms of leaf spot can look like a dehydrated lawn, it can be easy to confuse the two. However, if you mistake leaf spot for a dehydrated lawn, the consequences could be significant because water can actually make leaf spot worse. To be safe, you should always reach out to a lawn care professional so they can determine what issue is plaguing your lawn.

Hire a lawn care company with at least 15 years of experience so you can feel confident they have the experience to correctly identify leaf spot.

Schedule a curative treatment and lawn care services to help your lawn recover from leaf spot.

Lawn fertilizer on a lawn to improve its health in Sioux Falls, SD.

Once a professional determines leaf spot is affecting your grass, you should schedule a curative treatment right away to rid your turf of the disease. When you hire professionals to treat your lawn, they will utilize high-grade products to eradicate the disease. Although the curative treatment will rid your turf of leaf spot, it will not repair the damage left behind. In order to nurse your lawn back to health, you should schedule lawn care services. Here are the most effective lawn care services you can schedule to help your weakened lawn recover from leaf spot:

  • Fertilization:A fertilization treatment will supply your lawn with the nutrients it needs to recover. These nutrients can aide in grass growth, help your lawn establish a deeper root system, and can even help make your grass strong enough to stand up to leaf spot in the future!
  • Aeration:During an aeration service, professionals create passageways in the soil to make it easier for nutrients and other resources to reach the roots of your grass.
  • Overseeding:You can have your lawn overseeded to fill in any bare or patchy areas that were caused due to leaf spot damage.

Call us today to schedule our lawn disease control service!

If you suspect your lawn has fallen victim to leaf spot, we can help. Our team at Sharp Lawn Care can identify and treat a variety of lawn diseases, including leaf spot via our lawn disease control service. We also offer lawn care services like fertilization, aeration, and overseeding to help nurse your lawn back to health. We provide our services to properties in Sioux Falls, Tea, Harrisburg, and nearby areas in South Dakota. We also service areas in and aroundSioux City, IA. Call us at (605) 251-6880 if you're in South Dakota or at (712) 253-8024 if you're in Iowa to schedule our lawn disease control service.