Thatch is a layer of organic matter that has decomposed between the roots system and the grass blades. If thatch becomes more than half an inch thick, it can cause your grass to die by blocking the flow of nutrients, air, and water.
Grubs are a common cause of brown spots on dead grass. The underground roots are eaten by plump beetle larvae, which can cause brown patches of dead grass.
Although you may believe that all lawn mowing (and lawn mowers) are the same, incorrect lawn mowing methods or a poorly maintained lawn mower can cause brown spots to develop.
Treatment and Prevention: The solution to brown spots caused by improper mowing is fairly simple. To avoid cutting too short grass, raise your mower blades to the correct length for your grass type and make sure they are sharpened so they don’t become dull and damage the grass.
Brown spots can develop when your pet uses the yard as its toilet. High levels of nitrogen in the urine of your dog or another animal can cause brown spots in your grass, especially if your pet consistently urinates in the same area.
Brown spots can occur if your soil is of poor quality and is not properly aerated. This can be determined by inserting a long-head screwdriver into the soil. This could be the problem if you encounter a lot of resistance.
Certain grasses are more susceptible to brown patches than others. There are two types of grasses: cool-season and warm-season. The majority of warm-season grasses can be found in more tropical or humid areas, such as the southern United States. These grasses become dormant during winter. As you might guess, the northern states typically plant cool-season grasses, which have different dormancy patterns.
Brown patch disease is most common in hot and humid climates. It is caused by a fungus called Rhizoctonia. It results in large patches of brown, dead grass that are surrounded by a smoke-ring border.
A lawn care professional is well-versed in the causes of brown spots. A professional lawn care company will inspect your lawn using the right tools and resources. They will identify the probable cause of the brown spots and help you to treat them and prevent future problems.
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