The Q&A Archives: brown grass

Question: In my lawn, I see that there is brown grass growing, or the grass is dying regardless of how much we water, what can be done. Also what can we do to keep the grass from having different shades. Through out my lawn I have patches of different shades of green colored grass. why and haw can I improve it.

Answer: It sounds as though you have both cool season and warm season grasses in your lawn. This is good because cool season grasses will green up first and when the weather gets warm the warm season grasses will come out of dormancy when the cool season grasses begin to go dormant. Aside from overseeding your lawn with warm season grass seeds, there's nothing you can do about the cool season grasses. They will turn brown when the weather gets hot. You can dig out the grass types you don't like and overseed to have a more uniform lawn in both color and blade growth or you can mow it a little higher to hide the browning areas of turf. There's no easy answer!

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