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What is lichen?

Lichens are the result of a fungi and algae forming a symbiotic relationship. As fascinating as they are though, they aren’t something you want to see on your lawn. They have an ability to thrive in challenging environments and often indicate that your lawn is not healthy.

Some reasons for lichens showing up on your lawn could be:

  • Poor overall lawn health
  • Areas that are too shaded and overly moist
  • Chemical imbalances in the soil

How can I spot lichen?

Fortunately lichen is fairly noticeable and so it can be used as a good indicator that action needs to be taken to resolve an underlying problem with your lawn.

Things to look out for:

  • Strange colours in your lawn. Lichens can appear in a variety of colours including yellow, green, grey, orange or brown.
  • Texture. Lichens have a unique appearance that looks similar to a wild mushroom, but they are textured differently with a crust on them or a scale-like pattern.
  • Algal cells. You can’t always see these cells on a Lichen, however they can appear as tiny coloured dots on the lichen making it more distinct and even easier to notice.

How can I treat lichen?

How can I treat lichen?

Lichen is a strong indicator for poor overall lawn health. It can be a combination of things that helps lichen grow and thrive, including compacted soil, heavy thatch, and poor soil nutrition. So the best recommendation we can give you is to get in touch with your local Greensleeves expert to discuss arranging our multi-treatment lawn renovation programme.
This service works as a complete lawn revival, rejuvenating your lawn with all the TLC that it deserves. This treatment involves the removal of problematic thatch, the relieving of soil compaction and adding the vital nutrients back into the soil so that your lawn is healthy and disease free once again.

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