Have you noticed a few brown patches cropping up on your lawn in Perth?

Besides being a sore sight, brown patches can often indicate more serious problems occurring in your backyard.

When you notice brown patches on your lawn, we recommend you get in touch with your Perth landscaping team immediately. That way, you can nip it in the bud and apply the appropriate solution right away.

Today, we are exploring a few of the common explanations behind brown patches in your yard.

#1 Your lawn is struck with law disease 

Characterised by the round, dying areas measuring between 20 cm to a metre. Brown patches that are formed by law disease are enclosed by a darker colour. Typically, this disease infects lawns with poor lawn health. The disease is tracked in by shoes, visitors, pets or borrowed lawn mowers, and are microorganisms that break down the vegetation.

Solution: You will need to identify the pathogen that is causing the disease, and find the appropriate fungicide that will eliminate it. Changes to your lawn care routines and practices will need to occur including, reducing watering and shifting the time you water your lawn. You may need to also remove thatch, and ensure that the lawn gets ample sunlight.

#2 Pet urine has taken its toll on your yard

Do you have a beloved canine? Obviously he or she does its business on your lawn. This is a very easy way for your backyard to form some small brown spots. These brown spots are caused by urine that is high in nitrogen. The nitrogen in your dog’s pee can burn the grass and cause brown spots.

Solution: These kinds of brown spots will resolve in under two weeks. While the restoration is happening, consider getting your dog to urinate in another part of the yard, or even the front yard. You can also dilute the nitrogen-rich patch with a bucket of water or sprinkling it with a hose.

#3 You notice dollar spots

Does your lawn have small circular yellowish or brownish spots on the surface of the lawn? This is typically referred to as dollar spots, and are about the size of a dollar coin in diameter. If your lawn has inadequate nutrients in the soil, this will crop up as an issue.

Solution: The best resolution for this is to level-up your lawn maintenance. This may entail decreasing shade, watering in the morning rather than night or evening, reducing the duration of your watering, aeration and applying quality fertilisers.

#4 It might not be so obvious, like spring dead spots

Spring dead spots often crop up during autumn. But because the grass naturally turns yellowish during this time, it can be hard to detect these spots which have been camouflaged. We recommend calling us if you have doubts on this front.

Solution: You will need to apply an appropriate amount of fungicide as well as modifications to lawn care practices. These modifications include watering only in the morning, aeration, thatch removal and reducing shade. We also recommend you check your lawn’s soil to determine its pH level.

If you need help managing and eliminating your brown patches, or navigating any of the above problems, please give us a call. Our team of landscaping experts in Perth are here to help you! You can request an obligation-free quote online.