There’s nothing more frustrating than finding a brown spot in the middle of an otherwise green and healthy lawn. At Mesa Turf Masters, we know that the very best way to correct a brown spot is by determining what has caused it in the first place! That is why our lawn care experts in Grand Junction have come up with the following guide on brown spots in your lawn.

Human-caused damage:

  • Dull mower blades – Ideally, when you mow, your grass should be evenly cut to allow for your grass to grow back, but when your mower’s blades are dull, it will cause the grass to tear, which can cause damage and eventually kill your grass completely. Sharpen your mower’s blades right before you mow for the first time in the spring and before you store your mower for the fall.
  • Mowing too low – Grass blades have to be long enough in order for them to grow back properly. If you cut your grass too short, it makes it much harder for your grass to grow back. Learn how to mow your lawn the right way by checking out our previous blog.
  • Over fertilizing – Although fertilizer is important for keeping your lawn beautiful and healthy, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. In fact, too much fertilizer can actually cause your grass to become damaged and eventually die off altogether. Use a spreader when you apply fertilizer, or turn to the experts at Mesa Turf Masters for professional application.

Want to learn more? If so, stay tuned for our next blog.