Tag Archives: red thread

Question: Lawn looking like straw after cut

By | 15/08/2017

I received this question from a reader from surrey in August 2017 who is worried his newly turfed lawn looks like straw. Hi. Unfortunately I live in surrey but came across your site. Thank you for offering to reply to my email. I installed a lawn 3 months ago. I put down 20 tonnes of topsoil. It was… Read More »

Why does grass turn yellow in the winter?

By | 27/01/2017

In the UK, the winter months of December, January and February are cold and dark. There can be as little as 8 hours of daylight per day, and most of this can clouded over. Many plants hibernate through the winter because it is not worth them trying to make food. Trees drop their leaves and herbaceous plants die… Read More »

The first case of red thread disease in 2013

By | 29/05/2013

Red thread disease (Laetisaria fuciformis) is a fungal infection which can attack grass in warm, wet summers. In 2012, red thread rose to almost epidemic levels, infecting almost 70% of lawns in the South Manchester area. The recent wet weather has meant that the grass sward is damp for most of the day which are ideal conditions for… Read More »