lawn problem - Knowledgebase Question

Yorba Linda, Ca
Question by taburmeister
August 31, 2008
My lawn is getting patches of what looks like burned areas, but it is getting plenty of water. Could it have a fungus of some type? Usually if we get any burned spots giving them more water greens it up, but that doesn't help this problem.
Thank you

Answer from NGA
August 31, 2008


The two most common reasons for browning areas in lawn are dog urine and cool season type grasses. These die out in the hot summer weather but green up again in the fall when the weather cools. If you don't think dog urine is the problem, you can overseed the browning areas to help them green up faster. Rake the debris out of the browned areas and overseed with a mixture of warm and cool season grass seeds (Kentucky blue and perennial rye, for instance). This will help the areas stay green in both warm and cool times of the year.

Best wishes with your lawn!

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