Reasons Why Your Lawn is Turning Brown
Why is My Lawn Brown?
There is nothing more frustrating than watching your lush, green lawn fall victim to discoloration. The causes of brown grass vary. Drought, stress, or excess water, soil compaction, or other factors can combine with heat to damage grass. However, other reasons will weaken the plant’s roots. Let’s take a look at the most common reason why your lawn is turning brown.
If weeds overrun your lawn, they will steal nutrients and water away from your yard, making it challenging to grab the essential elements from the soil.
Insects can take over and reside in your lawn, causing all kinds of problems. The most common insects that can become pests include chinch bugs, grubs, armyworms, and cutworms. Irregular-shaped areas of dead and dying grass are the result of chinch bug feeding. Grubs will eat the roots of your turf, while armyworms and cutworms will chew off grass blades close to the ground.
Diseases and Fungus
If you see circles (fairy rings) on your lawn, it is a symptom of fungus. The most common fungi are Bipolaris sorokiniana, Drechslera poae, Leptosphaeria, and homoeocarpa. If your grass has brown, black, or white substances, contact a lawn specialist like Secure Lawn, to assess and diagnose your turfgrass.
Animals’ urine contains acid and salts that can lead to turf discoloration. Have pets do their business elsewhere. The constant heavy traffic of your animals can cause wear and tear on your lawn as well.
Dull Mower Blades
Mower blades that are not sharp enough will tear the grass rather than cutting it. Sharpening your mower blades can prevent your lawn from turning brown.
The bottom line is that without a healthy root system, the turf will become loose and peel away. As a result, it will turn brown. Don’t let this happen to you. Contact the lawn specialist at Secure Lawn.