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Gardeners Warned About Lawn Disease Ahead of Predicted Snowfall

February 20, 2013

SOUTHPORT, England, February 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Every year gardeners and grounds keepers face a challenge to keep green spaces in
perfect condition because of the drop in temperature and the threat of snow over winter.
However, this winter experts like the team at Q Lawns [http://www.qlawns.co.uk ] are
urging people to be even more vigilant in order to avoid a repeat of the lawn diseases
seen in 2010.

In 2010 lawns and green spaces up and down the country were adversely affected by
outbreaks of Fusarium patch. Fusarium patch causes all sorts of damage to green spaces and
it thrives in enclosed, moist conditions – precisely the type of conditions brought about
by considerable snow cover.

When snow covers lawn areas it creates the ideal environment for Fusarium patch to
grow and spread, causing untold damage to the grass beneath the snow. In the wake of
forecasts predicting snow in various parts of the UK in the coming weeks, the team at Q
Lawns is encouraging people to take the Fusarium patch threat very seriously.

Preparing lawns properly is the key to making sure that they are not affected by
Fusarium patch outbreaks even if they experience significant snowfall. Lawns that are
treated in good time are better equipped to emerge from the winter in good condition,
which is good news for homemakers, gardeners and those who manage green spaces of all

Those who have already suffered at the hands of Fusarium patch can contact the team at
Q Lawns in order to obtain new, healthy turf to replace that which has been damage by the

To learn more about keeping lawns and green spaces healthy or to speak to a
professional about further management, gardeners and grounds keepers are encouraged to
visit http://www.qlawns.co.uk for access to expert information.

SOURCE Turfland Farms Ltd

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