WHAT IS RED THREAD?
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY LAWN HAS RED THREAD?
The lawn will begin to show small patches of grey-brown turf initially:
On closer inspection the grass plant will have small, red needles protruding from the diseased leaf:
HOW DID RED THREAD GET IN MY LAWN?
HOW DO I CONTROL RED THREAD IN MY LAWN?
Red Thread can controlled in the short term by applying a fungicide treatment. This will tackle the problem head on, but may not prevent it returning.
To help reduce the on-set of any future Red Thread, it is best to improve the overall condition using Green Man Lawn Care Booster Treatments of the lawn by scarifying, aerating and overseeding on an annual basis combined with a seasonal fertiliser program.