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Why Is My Grass Brown?


Originally posted on 07/27/2018

A before and after photo shows brown, dead grass on the left and vibrant, green grass on the right after professional lawn care and fertilization.Grass can be difficult to take care of during the summertime. In the hot months in Michigan, plants in your yard can become dried out. Even with regular watering, some problems with brown grass continue.

Here are some possible reasons your grass is dying and what you can do to help get it back to a healthy green again.

1. Heat

The heat can be a major factor that is hurting your grass during the summertime. Heat can cause water to evaporate before it has a chance to be absorbed by the grass. The best way to fix this problem is to water your grass extra and more often during the summer to give it what it desperately needs.

2. Weeds

Weeds can be difficult to control, especially without the right materials. These types of pesky plants can steal water and nutrients, causing your grass to die where the weeds are sprouting. Apply herbicide spray to the areas that the weeds are congregating in, and you should have the affected areas under control is almost no time.

3. Pet Waste

Our pet waste oftentimes goes overlooked as a cause for grass dying. Animal urine contains acid that is harmful to healthy grass. If you know your animal has a favorite spot to use the bathroom, wash the affected area with water to dilute the acid from the urine.

4. Your Sprinklers Aren’t Adjusted

Sprinklers can sometimes miss spots to water in the grass whenever we place them for automatic watering. Look for the areas that sprinklers may be missing when it comes time to water your lawn. You may have to rotate your sprinklers regularly to reach all areas of the lawn.

5. Lawn Care Starts with You

Taking care of your lawn to ensure it doesn’t turn brown can be a difficult task to keep up with. Knowing what is causing your grass to die is the first step in taking proactive measures. Use our tips to get your lawn back to its beautiful green color this summer.

Get Help with Your Landscaping and Lawn Fertilization Today

No one wants brown grass. Whether you have a patchy lawn or one that has gone completely brown, there is help available. Here at Independent Lawn Services, we are ready to help our community in Livonia and the surrounding areas to have the best yards possible. We can help with lawn fertilization or landscaping. Give us a call today to chat through your options.

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