Preventing brown patches on lawn is important for maintaining its health and appearance. The patches are often caused by a number of different stressors, primarily being triggered by the presence of pet urine. As a result, it’s important to take measures from the start to prevent your pets from playing on the lawn. Such methods can include pet training techniques, the installation of fences, or the planting of herbs that discourage animals from getting too close.
Additionally, you can also attempt to prevent brown patches by enhancing and strengthening your lawn and your soil. Topdressing is the process of adding a layer of compost or soil to your lawn. This can help improve soil structure and provide nutrients to your grass, which can prevent patches from forming.
In a dry climate, consistent and deep watering can help prevent patches on your lawn by providing enough moisture for the grass to grow and preventing dry spots. Water in the early morning or late evening to reduce water loss due to evaporation.
Finally, it’s important to test your soil on a regular basis to keep track of its level of health. Conducting a soil test can help you determine if your lawn needs any specific lawn care products or adjustments to prevent patches from forming. This can include adding lime to reduce soil acidity or adding micronutrients like iron and magnesium to the soil.