It can be frustrating to see brown spots transforming your once beautiful lush green lawn into an unsightly stretch of grass. They can range from small isolated spots to large areas of discoloration and can show up for various reasons. If you're not sure of how to get rid of those pesky brown spots, read on to find out what to do:
Apply a fungicide
High humidity and excessive can create the perfect environment for the outbreak of fungi, which can quickly mar the appearance of your lawn. Brown spots caused by fungi often leave irregular brown patches and tend to spread faster than those of other causes. While you can do nothing to control the weather, applying a fungicide can help treat fungal brown spots.
Prevent dogs from accessing your lawn
Does your dog, or your neighbor's, frequently take trips outside to relieve herself? That's probably the cause of the brown spots on your lawn. Dogs' urine has high nitrogen content, which leaves "burns" on your grass. You can easily recognize dog urine burns by a dark green ring surrounding a brown center.
One obvious way to fix this issue is to restrict dogs from wandering onto your lawn. You can chat with your neighbor or place a "Please Keep Your Dogs Off The Lawn" sign. Alternatively, you can install a physical barrier or apply natural repellents such as peppermint oil, vinegar, or baking soda around your lawn or the brown spot.
When mowing, it's best not to remove more than one-third of the height of your grass. Doing otherwise can lead to stress, causing the grass to dry out. Also, you don't want to leave the grass too tall as taller plants will prevent sunlight from reaching the lower part of the plants.
Dull lawnmower blades also cause brown spots. Rather than cut grass, a dull lawnmower blade will tear and damage grass, making it susceptible to brown spots. To prevent this from happening, keep the mower blades sharpened.
Keep your lawn healthy
A healthy lawn is less likely to develop brown spots, so it's essential to give your grass the proper care it needs to thrive. This includes watering, pruning, mulching, mowing, aeration, fertilizing, and weeding. Regularly caring for your plants prevent thatch from building up and causing brown spots. If you're too busy, consider hiring a professional lawn care company to handle these tasks.
Property maintenance services
We understand that with so many things to do, it can be challenging to give your lawn the attention it deserves. That's why we offer property maintenance services in and around Lehigh Valley to take care of your lawn, including preventing and fixing brown spots. Let the professionals at D3 Lawn Care keep your lawn healthy and lush green all year round. Request a quote today to get started.