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.


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.


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.


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.


brown patches in your lawnThatch 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.


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.


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.


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. The damage can be caused by environmental wear, product lifespan or faulty installation. A properly maintained sprinkler system can last for many years.


Depending on the spray pattern that your system is following, you may be wasting water or simply not using it efficiently.

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.


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