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Protecting Your Lawn from Summer Fungus

Protecting Your Lawn from Summer Fungus quantico creek sod

Here are some tips for protecting your lawn from summer fungus.

Your lawn is a reflection of your dedication to keeping your property beautiful. If you have invested in new sod for your lawn, you naturally want to ensure it stays as healthy as possible. However, there are some types of fungus that can grow on your lawn. Although this sounds inevitable and not something you can stop, you can. Here are some tips for protecting your lawn from summer fungus. 


Slow Down Fungal Growth 

Start by doing what you can to stop fungal growth. Do everything you can to ensure that the grass on your lawn is as healthy as possible. Different pests can hide out in the grass, such as weeds and beetles, that could contribute to disease taking root and slowly strangling your beautiful lawn this summer. 

Give Your Lawn Sustenance 

Another key part of the process is to feed and fertilize your lawn. Giving your grass the right blend of nutrients will help them grow strong. The roots will also be stronger. You should fertilize your lawn four times a year – roughly once per season. So, if you haven’t done it (or it’s been a few months since you last did it), it might be the right time to do so again. 

Water Carefully 

It’s also important to make sure that your lawn gets enough water. If it doesn’t, then it will be weaker and more prone to infection. Still, you must be sure not to overdo it because the fungal enemy loves it when it’s wet. Watering in the morning between 6 AM and 10 AM helps ensure that the water has enough time to soak in and dry off, which helps to repel the growth of any fungi waiting to turn your lawn into their new home. 

Mow Smarter, Not Harder 

Warmer weather means more time spent outside. Taking care of your lawn probably sounds like a tedious chore that wastes away your precious weekend time. But that isn’t always the case. Did you know that mowing your lawn helps it flourish? The key is to mow smarter, not harder; this way, you can help it become stronger against fungal infections. Cutting your grass too short is a bad idea – regardless of aesthetics, you could be making it weaker by accident. Do your research on bermudagrass and zoysiagrass – they need to be allowed to grow to different heights, so doing your homework first is for the best. 

Get Your Yard Ready for Summer!

Since our inception from a humble 30-acre field to over 4,500 acres of turf grasses, Quantico Creek Sod Farm is now the LARGEST SOD FARM IN THE TRI-STATE AREA. Our service areas cover Pennsylvania, Maryland, DC Delaware, Virginia and Northern North Carolina. Order early and order often to ensure the best service possible. Contact us through our online page. Please find us at 27616 Little Lane, Salisbury, Maryland 21801. Our phone number is 410-726-6103, and our fax number is 410-742-6550. Speak to Jason Anderson for Turf Grass Sales. Reach him by email at Finally, follow us on social media on Facebook, LinkedIn, and our blog

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