How to fix brown patches in lawn
Brown stops due to lack of water

How to fix brown patches in your lawn

  1. Clear out any dead, matted clippings and other debris.
  2. Ensure your lawn gets proper water coverage.
  3. Check to make sure NO sprinkler heads are broken or leaking.
  4. Make sure your sprinkler control timer is set for enough watering run time
  5. Fertilize and insecticide regularly
  6. Mulch and water.

What causes brown spots in my lawn?

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Sandy Soil

Your entire yard does not have a uniform soil composition. There are areas sandier than others and some areas have richer organic matter and clay. Also some areas in your lawn may get more sun than than other areas. Sunny areas need more watering time.

 

sprinkler head working properly after sprinkler repairDead lawn Clippings In Sprinkler heads

Will cause brown spots after the grass blades shrivel or wilt. For extended droughts that last more than a few month, brown spots will increase and the grass will eventually die.

 

 

Image result for pest in brown spotsPests Make a Home in Brown Spots

Once brown spots appear, the turf pests will start to invade and get worst as the drought persists or the lack of water is prevalent. Chinch bugs are often more prolific in damaged grass that’s unhealthy or not growing normally. Nematode are microscopic worms that feed on damaged grass roots in brown spots.

 

Image result for turf diseaseTurf disease

Turf disease caused by bug infestations can ruin your lawn and may require in the worst-case an expensive lawn replacement. To get help regarding lawn care and outside pest control, click on Always Green. Please note, without fully working sprinklers with uniform water coverage, lawn care treatments may be ineffective or not able to perform properly.

 

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Old Irrigation Systems

Old poorly maintained lawn sprinkler systems are unable provide the proper coverage and the zones may be ineffective, damaged sprinkler lines and improper sprinkler heads.

 

sprinkler head working properly after sprinkler repairImproperly Maintained Irrigation Systems

Improperly Maintained Irrigation Systems can lead to underground leaks due to broken pipes, lose fittings, broken sprinkler heads, clogged spray nozzles, and many other issues.

 

 


How Much Brown Can Florida Grass Tolerate?

The following provides the approximate amount of time your grass will survive with no rainfall or having a broken or malfunctioning lawn irrigation system:

  • Bahiagrass – Brown spots –if no pest infestation, lawn will survive for months
  • Bermudagrass – Brown spots –if no pest infestation, lawn will survive for months
  • Carpetgrass – Brown spots –if no pest infestation, lawn will begin to die within a month
  • Centipedegrass – Brown spots –if no pest infestation, lawn will survive for little over one month
  • Seashore Paspalum – Brown spots –if no pest infestation, lawn will survive for months
  • St. Augustinegrass – Brown spots – if no pest infestation, lawn will begin to die within a month
  • Zoysiagrass – Brown spots –if no pest infestation, lawn will survive for months

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Avery Day

    Some grasses are more drought tolerant than others, but all lawns will brown out when we go for weeks without rain. It is also important to consider how your lawn is used. It also tolerates our clay soil better than most other grasses.

  2. Becca Holton

    I wasn’t aware that brown spots were basically inviting turf pests to come and invade your property. This past year I haven’t been the best about taking care of my lawn. I just feel lucky that I didn’t get a pest infestation from the brown spots. However, this makes me want to have a sprinkler system installed so I can avoid this issue altogether.

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