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Lawn Fertilization Programs Control Powdery Mildew

Warm winters means there has been a several month breeding period for fungus and mildew that attack lawns and trees. A lawn fertilization program is what takes care of these fungi as the weather gets more humid and even warmer. Powdery mildew is the name given to a fungus that is common in shady areas of the landscape. If you see a powdery substance on the blades of grass or any leaves on trees, it is probable that this fungus has found its way to your property. This powdery mildew will cause the lawn to turn yellow as well as leaves on trees, sometimes even killing the tree if not treated in time with a lawn fertilization program.

Shrubs can also fall victim to the powdery mildew, especially if they are very thick and they are in a shaded, non-airy part of the landscape. Temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s is where this fungus grows best. If you cut back dense shrubs you can sometimes control the powdery mildew but proper fertilization is the best approach. Call Sterling Tree and Lawn Service for a lawn service program that includes lawn fertilization that is tailor made for your property.

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