Expert Lawn Disease Solutions in NJ

Expert Lawn Disease Service for New Jersey

The Experts at Dirt & Turf are here to help you get the lawn you dream of. Our team will work with you to determine what’s causing your lawn’s disease. Environmental factors will often play a role. Water management and the type of grass are the most common reasons for turf disease. More moisture equals more disease. Tall fescue is far more tolerant of the diseases common in New Jersey lawns than other cool-season turfgrasses, and that’s why this is our go-to grass type when creating your healthy lawn. Disease could brown out lawns, but won’t kill the grass. Then the infected grass will bounce back as climate becomes cooler.

Keep in mind grass seed only fills in the gaps, does not replace what is there, so if the affected grass doesn’t die, similar issues could arise next summer. Treatment of disease is more expensive than fertilizer and should include the homeowner’s preference for the course of action with disease, especially if the disease keeps recurring. Remember, fungicide to treat lawn disease only works for 14 days!

Dirt & Turf offers a preventative disease control program that we apply to your disease-prone lawn three times a year. Let us help you be the envy of all your neighbors with a perfect lawn! Call us today at (732) 673-9061 to schedule your diagnosis and discuss the best treatment plan for you.

Common Lawn Disease In New Jersey

Summer Patch

Fairy Ring

Pythium Blight

Dollar Spots


  • White, yellow or brown patches or rings that grow in a diameter

  • Thin patches of frayed, discolored, or distorted grass

  • Grey, red, black, purple or orange spots on individual blades of grass

  • Grey, pink, or black powdery or threadlike coatings on the blades of your grass

  • Areas of dark slimy wet, or greasy-looking grass

If a lawn is prone to disease, Dirt & Turf offers a preventative disease control program with 3 applications per year. These are 3 timed applications, depending on climate, but results are not guaranteed. Extreme weather and maintenance practices could affect how well disease control works.

A more cost effective solution for a homeowner is to purchase a granular fungicide, labeled for that specific disease and treat only the areas that are more prone to disease as problems first start to arise.

As with all pesticide treatments, always diagnose the issue, observe the surroundings, then determine the appropriate turf care measure, considering both economics and safety at the same time. Do what is practical and figure out why. Know the type of disease and the causes. What type of grass is affected? Habitat, physical, and mechanical controls should all be considered prior to use of pesticides. Chemical control should be the last option – even look into biological control before resorting to a pesticide. Using the right treatment can be safe, but economically, it may not be the right decision. The most common reasons for the disease will, most likely, cause it again and again.


What happens when we are stressed? We can easily get sick as our defenses are weaken. The same pertains to grass. Diagnose disease correctly, you can save money and prevent issues for years to come.

Notice the browning in between the diseased circles. The gradual browning looks much different than the pics above. Disease is not the main problem here. The lawn is not receiving sufficient water, becoming heat stressed, making it easier for turf disease to infect the lawn.

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John P
John P
Pat and his team exemplify everything you want in a service company; they are professional, very responsive and most importantly, they get results! 'Ive only been using Dirt and Turf for a few months and my lawn has been transformed from a baron, patchy mix of weeds and grass to no weeds and significant new grass growth. Im surprised how quickly D&T achieved these results. Pat is extremely knowledgable and knew exactly what my lawn needed and Im confident it's only going to get better from here. 100% recommend Pat and his team.
Ramprasad Kotagiri
Ramprasad Kotagiri
Happy to see positive outcome from the lawncare program. Weeds are gone and now i see only healthy green grass in my lawn!
Aniela Sullivan
Aniela Sullivan
Very responsive and courteous.
Jude Welsh
Jude Welsh
The program they provide for someone like me who struggles with keeping up a lawn is a no-brainer. I have neighbors are jealous of the way my lawn looks ALL season long whether wet or drought conditions my lawn remains green with minimal watering. Service is outstanding and environmentally safe.
Carole Masters
Carole Masters
We have had a very good lawn with no worries since using Dirt & Turf.
James Grenafege
James Grenafege
They have a five phase seasonal schedule that addresses weed and bug control that works for me. They offer other services, such as full lawn seeding, that I may use in the future. This is my fifth season with them and I am very satisfied with the results—lawn has improved each year.
Jamie M
Jamie M
I have been using Dirt and Turf for more than 10 years. My lawn looks great! They are very reliable and helpful.