Lawn Care Tips: Preventing Brown Spots

Anyone with a lawn knows how unsightly brown spots can be. Advanced Irrigation gets many calls from clients who wish to get rid of these unattractive blemishes, as brown spots attract the wrong kinds of attention from those who walk by lawns with them on it. No matter where you live in the Twin Cities, whether it’s Minneapolis, St Paul or Minnetonka, lawn care can help to eliminate brown spots from your lawn.

What causes brown spots?

Brown spots can be the result of any of the following:

  • Pet urine/waste
  • Dull mower blades
  • Brown patch fungus
  • Grubs
  • Stress
  • Diseases

How can I get rid of brown spots on my lawn?

If you’re noticing small spots appearing in unexpected places, and you have a pet, it’s most likely the result of pet urine and waste. Dog waste can especially impact your lawn, as dog urine contains concentrated nitrogen, which can have detrimental impacts on a lawn. In order to get rid of these spots, create an area in your yard with mulch, pea gravel, etc. that your dog can use.

Brown spots that appear after mowing are often the result of dull lawnmower blades, which shred grass and damage the ends. The ends are left damaged, and cause the grass to die and turn brown. Sharpen your mower blades and see if the problem continues.

Are the spots only appearing in hot, wet weather? Then your lawn might be suffering from brown patch fungus. If this is the case, then give us a call at 612-599-8675 so we can treat your lawn on a regular basis, and help bring your lawn back to full health.

For those with broad brown spots, you may have overfed your lawn. We can help to alleviate the problem, so just give us a call or request a free estimate.

Not sure what’s causing brown spots on your lawn? Call us now at 612-599-8675.