Brown spots in grass are very common and they can be caused by a variety of things, from dog urine too fungal infestations and from chemical spills to heat exposure. Fortunately, the issue can not only be remedied relatively easily – it can also be prevented. Here are some tips how to prevent brown spots in grass:
- Water your lawn correctly – the prolonged presence of excessive moisture promotes the proliferation of a variety of fungi and bacteria, making your lawn weaker and more sensitive to illnesses. To prevent that from happening, make sure to water your grass early in the morning, finishing the watering process before 10 a.m..
- Use the right fertilizer – most grass species are nitrogen hungry plants, but using a fertilizer that adds too much nitrogen to the soil makes your plants more prone to diseases, including brown patch disease. It is a good idea to check the mineral composition of your soil and to correlate those details with the nitrogen needs of the grass species that make up your turf. That correlation will help you choose the best fertilizer – a product that will help you prevent the appearance of brown spots.
- Improve soil ventilation – aeration, the process of poking holes into the soil under your grass, is another important and efficient measure to take to prevent the appearance of brown spots on your turf.