3 Common Causes of Dead Patches

Unfortunately, even the most diligent homeowner will occasionally find dead patches in his lawn. Sometimes, things out of one’s control can result in some ugly brown spots, and that can be pretty disheartening. The good news is, with the right renovation and repairs, your lawn can be restored to its former beauty in no time. However, to avoid future dead patches, check out these three most common causes listed by your friends at Portage Turf Specialists LLC.


Common Causes of Brown Patches

1. Fungus

Fungus can begin to grow in your lawn due to extremely wet conditions, poor air circulation, or lack of sunlight. These types of fungus will generally leave irregular patches or areas of delicate, light-colored webbing in your lawn. The spots can be white, yellow, or brown, and may appear in rings that grow in diameter. In extreme cases, a fungicide may be needed to resolve the issue. However, in the case of extremely wet weather, the issue may go away as the weather dries and regulates.

2. Insects or Grubs

Another common cause of brown patches are certain insects and grubs in your lawn. Chinch bug damage is often confused with drought as they tend to turn your grass from yellow to brown and dead. You may need an insecticide and the affected spots will need thatch removal to begin growing healthy grass again. Similarly, grubs are destructive to your lawn as they feast on the grass roots, making the grass easy to lift away.

3. Foreign Objects

Brown spots left by foreign objects is especially common in the summer months. You put up a small pool or slide for your children for a few days and suddenly your lawn has a giant, ugly brown spot right in the middle of it. Luckily, this type of brown spot is easiest to repair as the grass will likely return to normal once the objects have been removed and the area is exposed once again to sunlight, air, and water.

For more expert tips or to learn about lawn renovation and repairs, contact Portage Turf Specialists. We provide lawn services to the residents of Ravenna, OH, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today at (330) 296-8873 or check out our specials to see how you can save on professional lawn care.

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