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Brown Patches in Your Lawn

There are a lot of reason why you could have brown patches in your lawn. Depending on the circumstance, your grass may have a chance to be saved. First, you have to find the reason why your grass is dying.

Drought

The drought in California has been a major issue the past couple of years, and even with the excess amount of rain in the 2016-2017 season, there are still watering restrictions. Even if your grass does turn brown during the summer, it’s important to keep watering it. Grass turns brown when it doesn’t get enough water in a hot and dry environment, but it won’t completely die unless it hasn’t been watered for four to six weeks. Four to six weeks of hot and dry weather with no water takes its toll on the grass, making it nearly impossible for the grass to come back. However, if you have continued watering, even if the grass is brown, it should start to come back when the weather cools. This should take about three to four weeks of regular irrigation.

Improper Watering

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Your lawn should have a deep watering once a week or if the grass is looking wilted. During the summer, avoid shallow waterings because it will cause weak roots in the grass that won’t be able to handle the heat. You also should not water the lawn if it does not need it.

Improper Mowing

Mowing your grass too short can cause brown patches in your lawn. During the summer heat, your grass length should be kept at three inches. Two-and-a-half inches is fine for other seasons. Be sure to mow regularly so your grass doesn’t get too long.

Thatch

brown patches in your lawn Thatch is a thick layer of decomposed plant matter that builds up under the roots of grass. It causes brown patches in your lawn during the summer. In order to know if you have thatch in your lawn, dig a two-inch deep chunk out of the grass. If your grass has more than a 3/4 inch of spongy thatch between the grass and the beginning of the soil, then it is time to dethatch.

Insects

In order to know if your lawn is being affected by pests, pull a patch of lawn out. If it’s invested with pests then it will pull easily. Pests come when the lawn is over watered, over fertilized or neglected. Keep your lawn healthy but don’t overdo it.

Pet Spots

If you have a dog, it could be the reason why you have brown patches in your lawn. Dog urine causes brown spots throughout the grass. To fix this water your grass thoroughly and try to teach your dog to go in a different place.

Ineffective Sprinklers

The brown patches in your lawn could be as simple as your sprinklers not reaching far enough. It could be that one of your sprinklers is broken and you haven’t noticed or maybe you don’t have enough sprinklers placed for the size of your lawn. Whatever the reason for your ineffective sprinklers, Mike’s Evergreen can help. We can help you with your sprinkler repair needs by replacing your sprinkler control box, fixing or replacing any broken sprinkler heads that are leaking, repairing your sprinkler valves and cleaning or repairing any nozzles that are clogged. We can also repair or replace the broken pipes in your sprinkler system as well as any damaged or spliced wires. The damage can be caused by environmental wear, product lifespan or faulty installation. A properly maintained sprinkler system can last for many years.

Money-Saving Irrigation Repairs

Depending on the spray pattern that your system is following, you may be wasting water or simply not using it efficiently. We can even cap off the sprinkler heads or adjust the way that your system works. Whether water is wasted due to the spray pattern or the fact that it won’t stop running, we can determine the root of the problem and fix it.

We can make recommendations on how best to upgrade your irrigation system to get optimum water distribution. With a few changes, we can help your lawn and garden to be healthier and your water consumption may even be reduced.

Mike’s Evergreen is the right choice to repair the brown patches in your lawn because we are the Valley’s premier outdoor living experts. We work hard to understand your goals and provide quality results that will exceed your expectations. We understand that one of your biggest and most important investments is your home or business. Your objectives, lifestyle, personality, as well as the specific needs of your property are carefully considered to reflect a landscape that will provide beauty, function, and value to your home or property. Mike’s Evergreen offers a complete range of landscape services so we can make your dead grass into full, green grass.

Choose Mike’s Evergreen to repair the brown patches in your lawn!

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Landscape Construction projects are permanent to semi-permanent installations and should be considered an investment in your home.
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Curb appeal can mean the difference between a home that sells quickly for the asking price and a home that sells after months of sitting on the market for below the asking price.
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Construction

Landscape Construction projects are permanent to semi-permanent installations and should be considered an investment in your home.
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Renovations

Landscape renovation is an important part of home improvement. Most first impressions of your home, and its level of maintenance, and value are made from the street.
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Outdoor Living

Custom designed outdoor living areas allow you to have a beautiful and functional living space to entertain and enjoy with family and friends.
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Curb Appeal

Curb appeal can mean the difference between a home that sells quickly for the asking price and a home that sells after months of sitting on the market for below the asking price.
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Brighten up your landscape with a custom colored or stamped designed concrete path, driveway or patio.
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Landscape retaining walls are utilized to increase usable space, provide additional elevations, seating, and planting areas.
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Take your entertaining to the next level with the ideal outdoor setting for you and your guests.

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Typically installed as an alternative to concrete, pavers and flagstone come in many shapes, sizes and patterns.
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Fire Pits and Fireplaces are both structures that provide a visual focal point while giving off warmth and light.

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Providing shade and sun protection for your outdoor space makes the area more enjoyable for yourself, friends, family, and guests.
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Landscape lighting will add to your home’s enjoyment. Lighting your landscape creates focal points for your yard, terrace, patio, pool and garden. Highlight trees, flowers beds, paths, walkways and planting beds with spotlights.

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Is your idea of a drought-tolerant landscape rocks and cactus? Think again!

We can design your yard with a drought tolerant or xeriscape landscape. We can create an entertainment area with hardscape and colorful pots with plants/flowers supplied with drip irrigation. You could have a serene area with a fountain that re-circulates the water. We pick plants that are adapted to our climate and can thrive with little to no water and low maintenance. Even with our current drought, you don’t have to stop using your front or back yard.
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Mike’s Evergreen can install a variety of water features for your home. From ponds and waterfalls to fountains and bubbling pots.

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Mike’s Evergreen can design the perfect Koi pond for your yard, whether you have a small space or a large space, there is a pond for you.

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Fountains have a long tradition in architecture and landscape design and are linked with many historical places that are part of our rich heritage.
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Our goal is to not only design and build your sprinkler system but to make the most of your landscapes potential. In order for any sprinkler system to work properly, it must be designed correctly.
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Rain sustains your landscape, but it can also puddle in your yard and on your pavement. When standing water occurs, many problems can arise.
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Drip Irrigation

Most people are not be completely sure what a drip irrigation system is. The system uses a series of drip emitters that are placed right by the root zone of the plants.
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Misting/Fog Systems

In our climate, especially in the summer, a misting system or mist-scape is an absolute necessity for full enjoyment of your yard.
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Sprinkler Repair

We can help you repair or replace your sprinkler control box, fix or replace any broken sprinkler heads that are leaking, repair your sprinkler valves and clean or repair any nozzles that are clogged.

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Pond Repair

Whether your pond leaks, or your water quality refuses to get up to snuff, or your pump has just given up, we can handle it. What sets us apart from other pond cleaning services is we are also a pond building company.
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Your Vision... Our Design

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then how much greater is the value of a three-dimensional model? With today’s sophisticated computer modeling technology, your entire landscape design can be created not only with lifelike three-dimensional plants and hard structures but also with accurate terrain elevations, and realistic light. And unlike other forms of design, 3D landscape modeling allows you to see your landscape as if our crew had finished!

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Seasonal Color

Your seasonal color is an integral part of your overall landscape. Mike’s Evergreen can tailor your color program to meet and exceed your properties individual needs.

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Landscaping Tips

Keep your lawn in peak shape year-round with our tips on aeration, pruning, irrigation, mulching, and more.

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