Sick of finding brown spots in your beautiful, green lawn? 

There are many things that could be causing your brown spots, and in our latest blog, we went over a few common causes from humans. At Mesa Turf Masters, we offer the best lawn care services in Vail, but in order to get the best results, you need to understand what the real cause is for your brown spots. The following is a list of a few more possible causes for brown spots.

Human-caused damage:

  • Gasoline – Do you refill your mower’s gas tank out on the lawn? If you spill gasoline, it can actually kill your grass. Your best bet is to fill up on the driveway or on the sidewalk. It is also a good idea to utilize a spill-proof nozzle on your gas can.
  • Sprinkler coverage – Sprinkler systems are a wonderful thing, but they have to be installed correctly in order to get the best results. If your sprinkler coverage overlaps or misses certain areas in your lawn, it could cause the grass to go dormant or die off.
  • Weed control products – Some weed control products, like Round-Up, are non-selective, which means that they won’t just kill the weeds, they will kill everything they come in contact with. Keep these kinds of products off of your lawn!

Animal-caused damage:

  • Urination – Whether you have dogs or your lawn is a popular spot for wild animals, you may find yellow spots with green rings around them in your lawn. Urine¬†contains high levels of nitrogen, which can cause a reaction in your grass similar to using too much fertilizer.

These are just some of the many common causes of brown spots. Learn more when you stay tuned for our next blog.