Q: What is an appropriate product and application schedule for preventing fungus in my lawn for the coming year? Last year brown patch was a particular problem.
A: Lawn fungus problems are best addressed by correcting your lawn management practices, not by applying fungicides. Disease-ridden lawns are typically shady, have standing water, are irrigated and fertilized too frequently and are not mowed at the correct height. If you match your lawn grass species and maintenance practices to the site, disease problems will disappear. Get my lawn maintenance calendars at xrl.us/LAWNCALENDAR.