Dead Grass begins with symptoms including the following

Dead grass, can it be saved? Depending on your particular circumstances, generally, yes. That being said, you should try and pinpoint what is causing the browning in the first place.


Among the most dangerous pests, white grubs are the larvae of a wise variety of scarab beetles, including masked chafers and japanese beetles. In the spring, summer and early fall, these pump, c-shaped larvae feast on lawn grass roots just below the surface. Symptoms of grubs lurking in your yard begin with signs of wilted/dead grass, followed by brown turn and eventually death. If you see pests like crows, skunks, or moles feeding on your lawn, they are most likely searching for a grub snack.

Improper Mowing/Watering:

One of the most common reasons your lawn will end up brown is how often or how little you water it. There are multiple ways to ensure your ability of maintaining a healthy lawn. Check the soil: To see how long it will take to soak the soil, check it every 15 minutes during your first watering by using a screwdriver or small tube to test how deep the water has gone. Make sure to mark your time once the soil reaches at least 6 inches below the soil. This will be the time you’ll need to water every time in the future. Do The Math: This method works best for those with a sprinkler system because of the manufacturer’s flow rate labeled on the sprinkler. Multiply the square footage of your lawn by .62 gal. Then divide the sprinkler’s flow rate to discover the number of minutes to run your sprinkler. Measure with Cans: Place a few clean, empty can around your lawn in different spots. Measure how low it take to collect 1 to 1.5 inches of water in each can. Because sprinklers are very consistent, use the average time it took to fill the cans.


Over time, the bits and pieces of grass left behind from the mower wither and die just above the soil. This build up is what causes what term you know as thatch. The reason thatch is a problem for your lawn is because it will block and absorb moisture and air where the grass needs it. The quickest and easiest way to rid of thatch is to purchase, or possibly rent, a thatch remover. Mutton Power offers a select varieties of de-thatchers on our website.

Pet Spots:

Dog urine naturally likes to wreak havoc on grass, leaving burned, bare lawn spots or discolored grass behind. Their urine contains a high amount of nitrogen and related salts, naturally. Given, if a single area of your lawn is claimed, lawn damage will happen. Typically, lawn damage from urine over-dosage often resolves on its own as healthy new growth emerges in your lawn. However, areas that your dog frequently visits will need normal urine spot repair. Because of this naturally high nitrogen content and it being one of a plants necessary nutrients, your pets favorite spots can turn more green than the spots next to it. This will primarily happen in lawns without enough nitrogen from fertilization.


This is a big problem across much of the country nowadays, and drought is one of the primary reasons for dying grass. many people opt not to water their lawns during the summer, but this may be a mistake when there isn’t enough rain to keep the roots alive. Grass naturally goes dormant after two to three weeks without water, and most lawns can tolerate drought for four to six weeks, although it will turn brown.

Check Your Soils PH Balance:

Having the perfect pH balance in your lawn is important for a healthy lawn. Like your lawn, it is important for plants to be able to absorb nutrients they need to grow. Lawns with low, or acidic, soil pH also tend to grow unwanted plants like weeds and/or moss. A general level of pH safe for your lawn is between 6.0 and 7.0, depending on the type of turf you have. A pH level below 6 is considered acidic, and a level above 7 is considered alkaline. The levels between 6 and 7 are considered neutral. lawns thrive in soil that slightly acidic, so making sure your soil is in the right range is key to getting a beautiful lawn. each grass type can survive in a different pH level.

Relax on the Fertilizer:

Fertilizing is a key ingredient in growing and maintaining a green and healthy yard. Unfortunately, some homeowners don’t bother to add a fertilizer to their lawn simply based on not knowing which product to purchase. Fertilizing isn’t completely necessary, but if you want anything to do with green and healthy grass, this could be a helpful step. Most questions involved with fertilizing is how and when? What complicates this issue is that if fertilizer isn’t approached correctly, it will do more bad than good.

Weed Wisely:

“My lawn is all weeds.” You may say, and while it might be daunting, it’s all about keeping your lawn as healthy as possible. We consider weeds to be horrifying, but they’re plants, like your favorite shrub. This being said, they will grow as much as you let them. Most symptoms of a weed attacked lawn is; low mowed grass, dead grass, compacted soil, and water-deprived turf. To avoid the weed infestation, reverse these issues and maintain a thick, healthy lawn.

Frequently asked Questions:

“How to get rid of dead grass?” “Why is my lawn turning brown in several places?”

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