Brown patches on the lawn are among the most common lawn-related problems. Caused by the proliferation of fungi, the brown circles and patches appear and thrive in hot and moist environments, such as excessively watered lawns or after periods when the weather is rainy and hot at the same time.
There are several methods and tricks that you can use to get rid of brown patches – here are some:
- Use a brown patch lawn treatment product – there are many suitable products available in garden stores. If the weather is dry and sunny, the products take about 4 weeks to cure your lawn;
- Use proper lawn mowing technique – mow early in the morning to allow the grass to dry properly until the humidity in the air rises in the evening. Don’t mow your grass too short, but don’t leave it too long either – both extremes can be harmful for your lawn – and remove the grass clippings from the lawn right after mowing to prevent trapped-in moisture from helping the fungus spread. Use great lawn care products to enrich the roots of your lawn;
- Over-seed with a lawn variety that is more resistant to brown patch disease – just throw the new seeds on the lawn, they will gradually replace the old, more sensitive grass variety.