We are reposting this blog as some of our customers have developed redthread in their lawns. This is not a major concern, however, it can look unsightly and cause brown patces to develop on the lawn.
Identifying Red Thread in your lawn is quite straightforward. You will notice a pale patch of grass with pinky/reddish tinges at the ends. Red Thread is a lawn fungus and is treated by good fertilisation, regular watering (not overwatering) and good lawn cutting. Our Lancashire Lawncare team have identified this as a problem in some of the lawns recently and have brought it to the attention of the customer. We feel it is good to keep you all informed about your lawn so as to provide a personal touch to our service. We have successfully treated Red Thread over the years and continue to be able to do so. If you feel your lawn has the symptoms then give us a call and we’ll sort it out for you.
•Remove clippings after mowing
•Water deeply and infrequently only if conditions are dry
•Do NOT water in the evenings
•Once the disease has ceased aerate and possibly scarify the lawn to improve drying and remove thatch that harbours fungal spores
You may also find this article from the Royal Horticultural Society interesting on the subject