What is red thread?
How do I know if my lawn has red thread?
Initially, the lawn will begin to show small patches of grey/brown turf:
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 onset of any future red thread, it is best to improve the overall condition using Green Man Lawn Care Booster Treatments (scarifying, aerating and overseeding) on an annual basis combined with a seasonal fertiliser programme.