Pythium Blight Attacks Salt Lake Lawns

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Senske Lawn & Tree Care provides tips for protecting lawns from Pythium blight – a fungus that quickly kills lawns and is rapidly spreading throughout the Salt Lake Valley.

Yard Damaged from Pythium Blight

The current high-humid overnight temperatures in the Salt Lake Valley provide perfect growing conditions for Pythium blight lawn disease. Pythium blight is a fungus that can kill lawns in as little as 24 hours.

Dead spots and white mold are indicators of the disease. If a homeowner suspects the lawn is infected, they should call a lawn care professional right away as immediate treatment is recommended to protect the lawn.

There are steps that homeowners can take to limit the risk of Pythium blight attacks. According to Nicole Barrett, Senske Services Salt Lake City Branch Manager, “limit watering to early morning hours and make sure the lawn dries out between water cycles.”

Barrett also recommends limiting watering to 3 to 4 times a week and to avoid mowing when the lawn is damp or wet.

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Senske Lawn & Tree Care is a leading lawn, tree and pest control service provider that is locally owned and operated, with its corporate office based in Kennewick, Washington. It has been a trusted source of lawn, tree and pest control services since 1947 across Washington, Idaho, and Utah, as well as pest control in Las Vegas, Nevada. To see what Senske can do for you, visit

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