|Brown Patch Lesion on Tall Fescue Leaf|
Watering should be done only as needed to prevent drought stress. When you do apply irrigation, do it deep and infrequent instead of watering every day. It is a common mistake for homeowners to set their irrigation system on a schedule and forget about it. Remember, fungi love water and if you over water, you're giving the advantage to the fungi, not the turfgrass. The ideal time to water your lawn is in the early morning hours before sunrise. Irrigating during late afternoon or early evening is the worst thing you can do because this extends the leaf wetness period, however brown patch will love you for it!
|Symptoms of Brown Patch in Tall Fescue|
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For more information about brown patch, including control recommendations, please visit the following link: http://www.turffiles.ncsu.edu/Diseases/Brown_Patch.aspx
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Thanks to Lee Butler, Turfgrass Diagnostician, for providing this post.