With the return of spring and warm temperatures, you may start to see your lawn “waking up” from its dormant winter state. But that green lawn you’ve been longing for doesn’t always cooperate. If you’re spending most of your early spring days scouring the internet, looking for lawn disease pictures or instructions on how to fix patchy grass, or if your searches have become increasingly desperate—from “dead patches in lawn” to “how to fix brown patch in lawn” to “how to fix a dead lawn”—it may be time to hire a professional lawn care company that specializes in identifying lawn problems! At Spokane’s Finest Lawns (SFL), we know how to address your lawn care needs.
Why is My Grass Turning Yellow and Dying?
There are a variety of reasons for patchy grass. Some might include:
- Urine from pets: A common reason for brown spots in the grass is urea burn from animal urine. These brown spots are often ringed by green, healthy grass.
- Grubs: The larvae of Japanese Beetles burrow in the ground and eat the roots of the grass. If your grass lifts easily in patches, this could be the cause.
- Fungus or lawn diseases: In moist conditions, fungal diseases that thrive with moisture can begin to grow and spread. Webbing or spotting on the blades may mean that you have a fungus problem.
- Thatch: Grass turning brown despite watering? When organic material builds up between the grass and the ground, it makes it hard for water to get to the roots of the grass.
- Compacted soil: if your soil has become hard, grass may have a hard time growing and getting air, water, and nutrients. Heavy foot or wheel traffic might lead to compaction.
- Not enough or too much fertilizer: Not enough fertilizer can mean the grass lacks nutrients, while too much fertilizer can burn the grass.
- Too much shade: In shady spots, where the grass doesn’t get much sun, it may become thin and patchy.
- Not enough water: In drought, grass can become dormant. If sprinklers consistently miss a patch of grass, it may also become brown with lack of water.
- Foot traffic/things left on the lawn: a strip of grass you often walk on, or a place where something rested on the grass for an extended period of time can leave you with dead patches.
What We Do
At SFL, we work to prevent problems before they arise. Lawn aeration can prevent compacted soil, and de-thatching prevents a stifling buildup of material and leaves no room for mold and fungus to grow. Our lawn treatment service gives your lawn the right amount of nutrients. We know when and how to reseed a patchy lawn—and the good news is that spring is the best time to repair lawn problems!
If you’re looking for lawn care services in Spokane Valley, WA, we’re there for residential and commercial services, satisfaction guaranteed. Give us a call at (509) 910-8515 or email us at [email protected] for your free quote!