Gardeners Warned About Lawn Disease Ahead of Predicted Snowfall

Feb 20, 2013, 07:29 ET from Turfland Farms Ltd

SOUTHPORT, England, February 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Every year gardeners and grounds keepers face a challenge to keep green spaces in perfect condition because of the drop in temperature and the threat of snow over winter. However, this winter experts like the team at Q Lawns are urging people to be even more vigilant in order to avoid a repeat of the lawn diseases seen in 2010.

In 2010 lawns and green spaces up and down the country were adversely affected by outbreaks of Fusarium patch. Fusarium patch causes all sorts of damage to green spaces and it thrives in enclosed, moist conditions - precisely the type of conditions brought about by considerable snow cover.

When snow covers lawn areas it creates the ideal environment for Fusarium patch to grow and spread, causing untold damage to the grass beneath the snow. In the wake of forecasts predicting snow in various parts of the UK in the coming weeks, the team at Q Lawns is encouraging people to take the Fusarium patch threat very seriously.

Preparing lawns properly is the key to making sure that they are not affected by Fusarium patch outbreaks even if they experience significant snowfall. Lawns that are treated in good time are better equipped to emerge from the winter in good condition, which is good news for homemakers, gardeners and those who manage green spaces of all kinds.

Those who have already suffered at the hands of Fusarium patch can contact the team at Q Lawns in order to obtain new, healthy turf to replace that which has been damage by the disease.

To learn more about keeping lawns and green spaces healthy or to speak to a professional about further management, gardeners and grounds keepers are encouraged to visit for access to expert information.

SOURCE Turfland Farms Ltd