Leaf spot symptoms are expressed in the early stages of the disease and initially appear as small, brown or black spots or flecks on the leaves. This disease is prominent from the months of May to June.
To lessen severity of the disease, reduce extended periods of leaf wetness by watering deeply but infrequently to wet the entire root zone. The lawn should be irrigated early in the morning, between 4am-7am with 1” of water, once a week. Mowing height should be at least 3” and a regular fertilization schedule is crucial to give your lawn the nutrients it needs to bounce back. Lastly, remove grass clippings after mowing to stop the disease from spreading.