It’s frustrating when you spend countless hours manicuring your lawn only to discover that it won’t turn green. Brown-colored grass does your lawn no justice, taking away from your home’s natural curb appeal while creating a dull, uninspired appearance.
However, this is usually indicative of an underlying problem, and once you identify and solve it, your lawn will turn into the lush-green color you had always hoped for.
Wrong Variety of Grass
There are literally hundreds of different grass varieties, each of has its own unique growing characteristics. “Cool season” grass, such as fescue, bluegrass and ryegrass, grow the best in spring and fall months.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that varieties such as this will die during the summer, but they are more susceptible to the damaging effects of heat waves.
If you’re having trouble maintaining a green lawn, choose a variety that’s suitable for the current season and your location. Bermuda and St. Augustine are the most popular and hardiest grasses for Central Texas.
Not Enough Water
Of course, one of the most common reasons why grass fails to turn green is because it’s not getting enough water. Grass, like all living organisms on this Earth, require water to stay alive.
So, how do you know if your grass is suffering from severe dehydration? A simple way to test is by digging up a small patch of soil. Ideally, it should be moist for at least six inches. Any less and your grass needs additional moisture.
Note: Even though we’ve had plenty of rain lately here in Central Texas, check with your county or city to determine whether or not any water restrictions are in place.
Sick grass will often suffer from discoloration, slow growth, and other related problems. Diseases that plague grass usually begin in small, isolated spots, at which point they’ll slowly percolate across the entire lawn if left untreated.
Most grass diseases are fungal based, meaning they can be treated with anti-fungal products. If you believe your lawn is suffering from such disease, take a photo of it to show your local plant nursery. They should be able to provide advice on which products to use to treat your lawn.
Last but not least, certain types of pests can also discourage the growth of green grass. This problem is easily diagnosed, however, by taking a sample of the soil.
Do you notice any insects or larvae? If so, pests are likely to blame for your brown-colored lawn. Find out which pests are attacking your lawn and make the necessary changes to stop them.
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