Why Are My Shoes Orange!

August 11, 2021  |  Lawns
Last evening when I was watering a few things in the landscape, I suddenly noticed my shoes and my hose were coated in an orangish powder. What this means is that my lawn has a fungus called Rust.
The up and down weather conditions between hot and cool evenings, heavy rain and dry spells creates the perfect environment for dormant fungal spores to come to life.
The good news is, in most cases a fungus such as Rust will go away on it's own in a short amount of time without doing significant damage. Try to avoid tracking the fungus into unaffected areas, and clean your mower tires after use. Keeping your lawn healthy with regular fertilization and watering will help it come through a bought of disease just fine. In worst cases a lawn fungicide can be used, and we'd be happy to help you select one!