With warm days and cooler nights, these conditions make turf grass rust appear on some lawns. You will most likely notice it as you see orange flecks on your shoes, or on the paws of pets. Rust is not harmful to humans or animals, but it is annoying!
What can you do?
Seek more disease resistant grass seeds. They are out there that you may want to consider introducing new cultivars to your lawn. We recommend seeding in the Fall, and there is an article explaining the slit seeding process on our website.
There are cultural practices that will also help to minimize the chance of rust. First and foremost, insure you have a good fertility program. Do it on your own, or let us give you a free quote. Have an irrigation system? Make sure you are watering in the morning hours and insure the lawn is dry going into the overnight hours. Rain, of course, we can’t control! Raise the height of your mower to the highest setting. You should always do this throughout the turf growing season. Core aerate your lawn. We recommend this as many times as feasible during the year. If you are only doing it once, we recommend core aerating in the Fall.
There is more information on our website at http://www.biogreenhio.com