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Common Autumn Lawn Pests and Diseases You Should Know About

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  • Gene Caballero
  • October 17, 2021

There are many types of diseases that can strike your lawn, from those caused by snow to those caused by animals and pests. This infographic covers some of the most common lawn pests and diseases you should know about. Here is what you need to know about the potential dangers posed against your perfect green lawn. 

What is red thread lawn disease?

Red thread is a lawn disease that appears between mid-summer and autumn. It can spread its spores and travel through a lawn, but fortunately, it generally does not do much damage. 

What is snow mold?

This will likely not surprise you, snow mold is caused by snow, but it can be caused by poor drainage in general. Here's the deal, you can prevent snow mold by having proper drainage in your lawn. 

What are leather jackets?

Leather jackets are a type of bug that appears in the late summer. They love to eat your grasses roots and can cause tremendous damage if they are not kept in check.

What are brown patches?

Brown patches can be caused by a variety of issues. For example, brown patches in St. Augustine, may not be caused by the same issues as those in Kentucky Bluegrass. 

What is a fairy ring?

As mushrooms spread, they can create a ring of mushrooms that grows through the lawn. While they are not harmful to your lawn, they can be a sign that your lawn is overly moist, or is not receiving enough sunlight. 

What about grubs?

Hands down, one of the most common lawn diseases is grubs. Simply put they love to gnaw at your grasses roots, and can be quite detrimental to the quality of your lawn. 


At the end of the day, there are a number of illnesses that can impact your lawn. This infographic by Joes Lawn Care does a great job of covering the most common issues. Be sure to share this infographic with your friends and neighbors so they can better prepare to respond when disaster strikes.

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