If you are noticing brown patches instead of lush, healthy green, you’re not alone. One of the first questions we usually get from new customers is ‘what has been causing these brown patches all over my lawn?’
If you look out your window and primarily see patches of brown, there are many reasons that could be to blame. And if you’re working on getting your garden ready for spring, it might be a good idea to get a jump on your lawn care initiative to make sure your lawn is ready when you are.
One of the simplest reasons for brown patches on your lawn is water. That’s right, the same ingredient that ensures healthy roots during the summertime could be the cause of a bland winter yard. If there are brown spots on your lawn, it’s likely that there is simply too much standing water on your grass. To avoid a waterlogged lawn, it’s a good idea to double check drainage around your home and contact a Baton Rouge lawn care specialist to learn more about aeration. It could be that your soil has become so compact, the proper nutrients required for a green lawn aren’t being absorbed.
Even though fertilizer is essential to ensuring healthy growth of your landscape, over-fertilization is a common culprit. Over-fertilization can damage root systems and make it hard for your plants to absorb the water it needs. If you do take a do-it-yourself approach, be sure to follow the label. If you would rather not risk the health of your lawn, give the experts at TruGreen Baton Rouge a call. We will ensure your yard gets the correct amount of nutrients at the right times throughout the year.
Regular mowing of your lawn is a great way to keep your landscape healthy and green. But if your mower blades aren’t sharp, they can’t effectively cut your grass, resulting in unsightly brown patches. Uneven cutting can result in a brown hue from the distance. Sharpening your blades at the beginning of the season should set you up for a brighter lawn through the Spring!
Brown spots are often caused by the waste of your pets. If you have a dog, the chemical compound of this byproduct can cause the same issues associated with over-fertilization. If you have sporadic brown spots on your lawn, it might be a good idea to make some changes to your dog’s routine. Training your pets to use the pine straw or mulch, and then cleaning up afterward will result in a much greener lawn year-round. You could also even speak with your local veterinarian about changing up the type of food your pet consumes. All of these initiatives will result in a much greener, healthier lawn!
If you’ve gone through this list and still haven’t found your answer, a fungus might be to blame for large brown spots on your lawn. While the heat and humidity of Baton Rouge provide the best conditions for fungal growth, some fungi can even attack your yard during the winter! To fix the problem, try a fungicide application.
If you are ready to spend your weekends enjoying the Springtime weather with your family, we can help make sure your lawn is the perfect backdrop! From diagnosing the problem to making sure that your lawn’s brown spots are gone for good, TruGreen Midsouth’s Baton Rouge lawn care experts have the tools, skills and the know-how to care for your property!Learn More About Lawn Care