If you are dreaming of a green lawn all year round, then it is important to understand how to say goodbye to brown spots in grass. Brown patches can be unsightly, diminishing the appeal of your lawn, and cause stress for homeowners. However, with a few simple changes, you can keep your lawn looking beautiful and green.
One of the most common causes of brown spots is over fertilizing. If you fertilize your lawn too heavily, you could find yourself with crunchy patches of brown. Instead, periodically test the PH of your soils and apply a fertilizer just lightly to provide a well-balanced supply of important nutrients.
Another common cause is compaction. This is when the soil beneath your lawn is too densely packed, preventing moisture and air from reaching the grass roots. This can lead to patchy and brown areas. Be sure to aerate your lawn at least once or twice a year to alleviate the issue.
You should also be mindful of troublesome weeds and pests which invade lawns. If untreated, they can cause dead patches in the turf. To keep your lawn healthy, consider using natural solutions such as adding organic compost to the soil to control pests and weeds.
Finally, your mowing height and watering frequency are especially important for keeping your lawn green. Removing too much grass in one mowing session can be bad for the lawn. Try mowing at regular intervals but never cut the grass shorter than 1-2 inches. When it comes to watering, you should adjust to how quickly the grass grows, generally once to twice a week and don’t over saturate.