Unsightly brown spots in the grass can have several different causes. Among the many reasons, we could mention fungus, impoverished soil, too much thatching, etc. At any rate, it would be beneficial to understand how to detect, fix and prevent these unpleasant, unhealthy brown spots.
One of the reasons for these brown spots is the presence of grubs in the soil. These white, plump larvae can do a lot of damage to your lawn because they eat the plants’ roots. Or the spots may result from a fungus, such as Rhizoctonia. This can be fought by improving the air circulation inside your soil or applying the correct fertilizer type. Organic products can work wonders for your lawn.
When the thatch layer on your grass is too thick, this can also cause brown patches to appear on your lawn. Dethatching your lawn with a rake can be of real help. You need to ensure that you are using the correct type of tools for the exact type of grass you have, so you may want to ask for advice from experienced professionals. When mowing is done incorrectly, this may also lead to brown spots.
If you don’t know how to identify any of these issues, seek the help of a professional.