Reasons Why Your Grass is Brown and Patchy

Reasons Why Your Grass is Brown and Patchy

patchy brown lawnFor inexperienced gardeners or those with large pieces of land, it can be difficult to keep the whole area equally watered. As a result, many property owners tend to notice the development of patches of brown, dry grass. Here at Easy Garden Watering, we deal with many complaints from perplexed property owners struggling to maintain a balance. Read on as we go through a few reasons why your grass may discoloured and dry...  


Dry and patchy grass can be caused by something as simple as mowing. After all, it is important to wait until the grass is at a certain length as mowing a lawn when it is too short can stress the grass and cause it to stop growing properly. As a general rule, grass blades should be 3 inches high before you starting getting out the lawn mower.


If you have noticed random spots of brown patchy grass then it may be the cause of a fungus that is damaging your grass. After all, lawn fungi like Rhizoctonia are incredibly active during summer and feed on fertilizers. In fact, they are able to survive throughout the window period and start to wreak havoc as the humidity rises. Most of the time, the fungi can be easily eradicated, however a persistent strain may require an entire lawn fungicide treatment.

Lack of Water

Sometimes an unsightly problem like brown patches can be caused by something as simple as a lack of water. After all, it is important to ensure that your lawn is equally watered in order to allow it to grow properly. In fact, a garden should be watered once a week at the peak of summer in order to prevent it drying out.

When the cause of a dry lawn is discovered, it can make maintenance much easier to organise. After all, a healthy garden suffers from fewer problems. In fact, poor watering is often the cause of most dry and brown patches and the team here Easy Garden Watering believe that a garden watering system could be the solution you’ve been looking for! After all, they use a maze of high-quality pipes in order to disperse water equally over an entire area of land. To find out whether we could help you, get in contact with a member of the Easy Garden Watering team today!