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What are bacteria and fungus?

Many fungi, bacteria, and other disease-causing organisms naturally live within the soil where our lawn’s grass grows. A problem with organisms usually only occurs when environmental conditions cause grass and other plants to become weakened, allowing them to take over and damage plant growth and vigor. Things like poor soil, too much or too little water, and too much shade can cause fungi and bacteria populations to explode.

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Partnering with a professional to help you properly maintain your lawn and put into place a disease management program is the best way to ensure a healthy and disease-free lawn.

Are bacteria and fungus dangerous?

Fungus and bacteria in large numbers are damaging to have in our yards and cause a variety of problems, including:

  • The impairment the plant’s ability to acquire the appropriate amount of water and nutrients.
  • The rotting, wilting, or drooping of plants.
  • The creation of root rot.
  • Abnormal plant growth.
  • The spotting of leaves and stems.

Why do I have a bacteria and fungus problem?

Lawns that are most susceptible to problems with fungus and bacteria are those that are stressed or unhealthy:

  • Mowing your lawn too frequently and too short stresses the grass, leaving it exposed to disease.
  • Grasses and plants with short roots due to infrequent watering and improper fertilization are prone to fungus and bacterial infections.
  • Lawns with dense, heavy layers of thatch often promote fungus and other lawn diseases.

Where will I find bacteria and fungus?

In Texas, warm, moist weather conditions are most conducive to fungal and bacterial growth. Problems with fungus and bacteria can pop-up in any yard when environmental conditions change; this is why it is important to have a disease management program in place with the help of a local professional. By being proactive, you can reduce the impact of lawn diseases when they flare up and promote a shorter recovery time.

How do I get rid of bacteria and fungus?

At Trees Hurt Too, Inc., we will help you eradicate fungal and bacterial diseases from your Texas yard. Lawn and plant diseases can be challenging to diagnose, so working with an experienced professional is vital. We will work with you to rid your grass of the diseases affecting it through our disease management services.

Using low to no impact products, our licensed plant health care professionals will help you maintain a healthy yard full of lush green grass. To learn more about our lawn care solutions, reach out to us today!

How can I prevent bacteria and fungus in the future?

Limit the chances of your yard becoming overrun with fungus and bacteria with the following prevention tips:

  • Do not overwater your lawn, and make sure it has proper irrigation.
  • When mowing, bag the grass clippings.
  • Aerate your lawn in the fall to remove layers of dense thatch.
  • Maintain a healthy lawn by keeping it well-fertilized.

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