Lawn Turning Brown This Summer, Part 1

By Allyn Paul, filed under Lawn Tips.

One of the biggest complaints I get from customers in the summer is “my lawn is all brown and dead.”

Now, I have to be honest, there are probably at least a million reasons why your lawn will turn brown during the summer and about half of them are your fault as the homeowner! Don’t get angry, just read on and learn a little something.

The main reason I see lawns turning brown in the summer is because of lack of water. I have talked a whole lot about how to water your lawn over the years and I need to talk about it again. Your grass needs proper irrigation during the hot and dry summer months or it will go brown and dormant.

What Is Proper Irrigation?

When you water, you need to water deeply and consistently. So many people I meet really water a whole lot, but they don’t leave the sprinkler out long enough, so the water just evaporates away.

I always recommend watering in the morning at least every other day. If your lawn is already brown and dormant, you can bring it back, but you need to keep it that way. It is not healthy for the lawn to be allowed to go in and out of summer dormancy.

If you are watering, and your lawn is still brown, then proceed onto the next article and see if that will help you.


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