Controlling Disease

Healthy turf will withstand infestation and recover faster than neglected turf. Here are some guides for healthy turf:

  1. Use enough fertilizer to keep grass growing vigorously - but avoid the extreme of over stimulation.
  2. Mow before the grass gets too tall.
  3. Cut no more than 3 cm of the leaf surface at any one time.
  4. Keep your mower sharp.
  5. Don't allow clippings to accumulate to the extent that they form a mat.
  6. Remove thatch as required.
  7. Avoid frequent waterings which tend to keep the grass wet.