Fairy Ring

Fairy Ring

Type: Fungal Disease

Pathogen: Various species of soil-inhabiting fungi, including Marasmius oreades

Appearance: Circular rings or arcs of dark green, lush grass appear in your once-uniform lawn, signaling the presence of fairy ring, a disruptive fungal disease.

Risk Factors: Fairy ring thrives in soils with high organic matter, often revealing itself during periods of increased moisture. Lawns with an excess of organic material and inadequate aeration become susceptible to the manifestation of these enchanting yet troublesome circles.

Timing: Fairy rings appear during late spring to early fall.

How to Control Fairy Ring


To prevent the emergence of fairy rings, consider implementing these proactive measures:

  • Lawn Aeration: Regularly aerate your lawn to reduce thatch and improve air circulation. This disrupts the conditions that favor the development of fairy rings.
  • Proper Watering: Maintain consistent and proper watering practices to prevent waterlogged conditions in the soil, minimizing the chances of fairy ring formation.
  • Balanced Fertilization: Implement a balanced fertilization program to avoid excessive nitrogen levels, which can contribute to the development of fairy rings.


When fairy rings grace your lawn, effective treatment involves:

  • Fungicide Application: Apply fungicides specifically designed for fairy ring control during active infection periods. Targeted fungicides can help manage the spread of the disease.
  • Removal of Mushrooms: Physically remove mushrooms or toadstools associated with fairy rings. This not only aids in control but also contributes to the aesthetic improvement of your lawn.

Transform Your Lawn with Personalized Treatment Plans

While fairy rings may bring a touch of folklore to your lawn, Green Image Lawn Care is ready to address them with precision. Our agronomists craft personalized treatment plans, addressing specific issues like fairy ring with expertise. Our commitment to eco-friendly practices ensures the health of your lawn and the environment. Contact us today for a customized lawn care plan, and let the transformative power of agronomic expertise make your lawn the healthiest it’s ever been.

Need Help with Fairy Ring?

Call Green Image Lawn Care today at 717-900-8144 and let's talk about how we can help you with Fairy Ring and other lawn diseases.