Are you trying to figure out what is wrong with your lawn?
Lawn problems can occur at any time but are often seen in the spring and early summer. Brown spots in your lawn or yellowing grass can be an indication of disease, insects or under-watering.
It’s easiest to rule out discoloration due to a watering issue. If your lawn is lacking water the leaf will be curled- wilted and your footprint will be easily visible. Keep in mind that deep watering encourages deeper root growth. Water the area for approximately one hour during morning hours. If there is no visible improvement the following day it is a good indication that there is another issue.
If you notice circular or ring-like patterns in the lawn or an orange powder than you may have a fungus. This tool from NC State University can help identify lawn diseases. http://turfdiseaseid.ncsu.edu/
Some tips to reduce disease -
- Collect clippings when fungus is active
- Do not mow wet grass
- Use the proper amount of fertilizer
- Remove no more than ⅓ of the blade at a time
- Keep your lawn 2”-3”
- Choose disease resistant cultivars