How to ID turf diseases

Last updated: 05-10-2018

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How to ID turf diseases

When the ‘disease triangle’ is present in a lawn, problems can crop up. Turf disease isn’t only an unsightly nuisance for homeowners. It can also be extremely damaging for lawns if not treated properly. For a disease to cause a problem, three components—referred to as the disease triangle—must first exist: a host, a pathogen and a conducive environment. The host (turfgrass) has to be susceptible to the disease, the disease pathogen needs to be present and the environmental conditions (tempera...


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