4 Things That May Be Causing Brown Spots On Your Lawn This Summer
Ideally your yard should be a nice, bright green all around. If, however, you start to notice that you are getting some random brown spots in your grass, here are a few things that may behind the browning of your grass as well as some advice on what to do about these issues.
If it has been really hot outside or unusually hot and dry, your grass may be experiencing the side effects of drought. When your grass does not get enough water to sustain itself, it will turn brown. Grass does this to protect itself, and it will turn green as soon as it starts getting enough water again. You can just start this process by watering your yard every day for a week so that the water really sinks into the ground. This should get your grass looking green again.
Certain weeds can take over your lawn and dominate the grass. If you are seeing a lot of weeds in your grass, that could be behind the brown spots in your yard. To fight the weeds, you may want to put apply a lawn-specific weed killer to your yard or have a lawn company come out and develop a treatment and maintenance plan for the weeds that are choking your grass.
#3 Fungi & Disease
Fungi and diseases can quickly overtake your yard as well. If your yard is not just brown, but also seems to be covered in a unusual substance, that is a good sign that a disease or fungi has hit your yard. They are usually black, white or even brown in color. If your lawn is infected with a disease, you are going to need to contact a lawn specialist to fight back against it and make some chances to how you take care of your yard. You are going to want to water in the morning, mow on a regular basis and keep your lawn well aerated.
Not all bugs are good for your lawn. Two bugs that can wreak havoc to your yard are grubs and cinch bugs. To identify cinch bugs, inspect your lawn for black, orange, red and brown bugs that are very small and have white on them. Get rid of them by watering in the morning, remove build-up of dead grass on your yard and insecticide if necessary.
To identify grubs, you are going to need to dig up a portion of your grass and peel it back to look for the grubs. Grubs like to feed on the roots of your grass and can quickly kill it. You can get rid of grubs by butting down milky spore powder and making sure that your lawn has dried before you water it again.
For more information, contact a company like Sunlight Landscape.