How to fix brown patches in your lawn
- Clear out any dead, matted clippings and other debris.
- Ensure your lawn gets proper water coverage.
- Check to make sure NO sprinkler heads are broken or leaking.
- Make sure your sprinkler control timer is set for enough watering run time
- Fertilize and insecticide regularly
- Mulch and water.
What causes brown spots in my lawn?
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.
Dead 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.
Pests 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.
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.
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.
Improperly 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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