Wondering why your lawn is turning brown? There are all sorts of possible reasons for dying grass - if you're going to diagnose the problem, you're going to have to look closer at what's happening in your garden.
Here are some of the most common causes of dying grass...
Not enough water
Most cases of browning grass are simply due to a lack of moisture. This is especially common during the summertime, when periods of hot weather with little to no rain are par for the course.
The good news is that grass can usually bounce back from periods of drought with little difficulty. Read How to Stop Your Grass Drying Out in Summer for further advice.
Just like humans, grass plants can be affected by all sorts of different diseases, and this is another possible explanation for your brown, lifeless lawn.
Common lawn diseases include:
- Red thread
- Snow mould
- Fairy rings
An experienced lawn care specialist will be able to diagnose lawn diseases and recommend the best course of action.
Other possible causes
Truth be told, there are numerous different things that can lead to brown, unhealthy-looking grass. Besides dehydration and disease, other common culprits are animal urine, petrol spills (often from refuelling a lawn mower), toxic chemicals, weeds, moss lawn pests...the list goes on.
If your grass is dying and you're not sure why, call Lawn & Weed Expert on 0800 111 4958 - we'll be happy to visit your garden and carry out a free lawn survey to find out what's wrong.
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READ MORE: How to Fix Dead Grass