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What is Powdery Mildew?

Powdery Mildew is a Fungus that grows on Turf and alot of other plants.  It produces a white paint like coating over the leaf surface. Over time Powdery Mildew will cause the grass to thin and fade, as it is reducing the photosynthetic process, reducing the plants ability to produce food.

What Can I do?

Powdery Mildew is almost always the result of cool, moist, shady areas.  This disease favors this environment.  One can reduce the amount of watering in these areas to help. However most often there are other issues.  Often the area is heavily shaded, if possible  thin bushes or trees to open the area up.
Sometimes there is little you can do - because the shade is a result of a permanent structure (a house).  In these case' consider putting these areas into a ground cover beds planted with material more resistant to the disease.  CALL Earth Care to help with this work!

There are materials available at your local Garden Center. However as a rule Fungicides are Protective not Curative.  Therefore the material would have to be applied on a weekly or bi weekly schedule to be effective.

What can Earth Care do?

Earth care can design a ground cover bed or other plant material the will not be prone to this disease.  Earth Care can also do any Pruning the may be required to open up the area.  Reseeding periodically is another option, but only a temporary fix, it he conditions persist, so will the disease.
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