Why is my lawn turning brown?

No one likes a brown lawn, it looks terrible and makes your home look like a an old wreck. The lawn is the first impression for any home or business and keeping it green and healthy is hugely important for appearances. In Sydney’s heat brown lawns can become quite common, so if your lawn has gone brown we’ll show you how to make it green again. Before you start on anything you need to figure out the reasons why your lawn has gone that yellowy brown in the first place. There are a variety of reasons why and finding out the root cause will save you tons of time in the future. Here are the reasons why you’ve got a brown lawn and how to treat it. 

Does your lawn need more water?

In the heat of Sydney, dehydration is a real danger especially in the summers when we can receive so little rain. In our busy lives it can be tricky maintaining a water schedule. Sydney Gardeners provides regular lawn maintenance if your schedule happens to be too busy. If not, figure out what grass is growing in your lawn and find out if it’s required water in each season. Next put four glasses or empty tins in each corner of your lawn and turn on your sprinkler. Lawn mowing in the north shore is a service that could be helpful if you’re located in the north shore of Sydney. This will give you a good indication if certain areas of your lawn aren’t receiving the correct amounts of water and if you should invest in a better irrigation system. 

Random brown spots on your lawn?

If your lawn happens to have random brown spots over it that aren’t too large and aren’t in no particular order it could be dog urine. If you own a dog, potty train it.  If you don’t own a dog it could be local dogs and your best bet is to put up a fence around the lawn. 

Chemical burns

Browny yellow grass is commonly caused by chemical burns when too much fertilizer is used on your lawn. Majority of fertilizers do contain chemicals in them so you should always be careful when applying them. To get rid of chemical burns to your lawn you must flush out the irritants with large amounts of water. Get your hose and hose down the burned areas watering it deeply and until it’s fully soaked. Repeat the process the next day and the water should dilute the chemicals in the soil. In spring or autumn you can then reseed or re turf the areas and the soil will be healthy and strong waiting for the new grasses you lay. A good idea is to switch from using chemical fertilizers to organic fertilizers as the risk of chemical burns are far lower and if it does happen the effects are weaker than traditional fertilizers. 

Diseases or fungi

The majority of lawn diseases in sydney are of the fungi variety and come in a variety of different forms. Each fungi requires different treatments so finding out the type is the first step to solving your diseased lawn. If you allow the lawn to simmer in disease the fungi will eventually kill the lawn entirely. Most of the time lawn disease spring up from a variety of issues with the lawn, either the soil is too densely compacted, the lawn is over water especially in the evenings. Not enough watering, the wrong grasses being for the climate or aren, not enough aeration. There are a variety of factors and you’ll need to find out which one. 

Choosing the right grass type

Choosing the correct grass type for both your soil and climate will save you time and headache later down the track. Choosing the correct grasses means it requires less work to not only survive but thrive. Lawn mowing in Sydney’s climate means it’s easy to grow a large variety of different grasses, although the type you choose should be chosen based on the landscape of your garden. For example a variety that can thrive in shade or ones that are resilient to large amounts of sun. If your grass receives a lot of foot traffic it’s best to choose resilient grasses to pressure on top of it. 

Pests affecting your lawn?

Garden pests could be what’s causing the array of your lawn problems. Check blades of grass for any signs of chewing, holes throughout the soil is another good indicator you’ve got a pest problem. If your turf is sponge or has purple tinges mixed in with green or areas of brown grass that contain no grass whatsoever. You most definitely have a pest problem of some sort. A chemical or organic pesticide will be required to remove insect pests infestation. Quality pesticides for your lawn can be purchased either at your local hardware store or a homemade concoction. 

Getting your lawn back to its natural green colour should be too difficult as long as you find the root cause of what’s causing problems and browny grass. You can always hire professional gardening services to figure out the problems for you.

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