What is lawn fungal management?

A fungal disease is a growth caused by a fungus. Lawn fungal diseases absorb energy from the grass plants, often causing patches throughout the lawn. Fungal diseases can be managed to a certain level using the Green Man Seasonal Treatments and Green Man Booster Treatments. Both of which will strengthen the grass plants to help them fight off these diseases on their own. However, fungal diseases are complex, and often require a fungicide to ensure the fungal diseases don’t cause too much damage.

What fungal diseases does Green Man help manage?

Green Man’s lawn fungal management treatment help to manage the following lawn fungal diseases:

Red Thread

Fusarium

Fairy Ring

What types of fungicide treatments does Green Man offer?

Green Man has two types of fungicide available.

Systemic Fungicide

System fungicides are absorbed in to the grass plant and travel around the plant, attacking the fungal disease as it goes. Due to the manner in which it works, systemic fungicides are applied during the spring and summer when the grass plant is in its active growth stage.

Contact Fungicide

Contact fungicides make contact with the fungal disease, and attack any of the disease it touches.  Contact fungicides are generally applied during the autumn and winter when the grass plant is not growing.

Will a fungicide application get rid of the disease forever?

No. Fungal diseases are very complex, and like many organisms, are constantly evolving. The fungicides we used to control fungal diseases ten years ago are no longer effective due to the disease becoming ** to the fungicide.

Systemic fungicides continue to pass throughout the fibres of the plant for some time, and will therefore control a disease for a longer period. In most cases, an application will last around eight to twelve weeks. However, in severe cases and depending on several factors such as weather and environmental conditions, a follow-up treatment may be required to completely control the current growth of the disease.

Contact fungicides generally last a shorter amount of time. In most cases, an application will last for six to ten weeks. However, just like a systemic fungicide application, a follow-up treatment is sometimes required if environmental and weather conditions are favourable for the specific disease that is present at the time.

I’ve got mushrooms in my lawn. Do I need a fungicide treatment?

This is a very common question, and is covered in this blog post.