Lawn Problems
Q.

Brown spots in lawn

Zone 52057 | Anonymous added on August 4, 2017 | Answered

I have brown spots in lawn mainly on the southern exposure areas. First thought was grubs, but turf is not loose on top & when i try to dig up, roots seem very intact. Lawn is dry now, but I began to notice these areas a week ago when it was not dry. Some one suggested rust, but I don't see any spots or powdery residue on blades, and it has not been overly wet. Has been quite humid lately, and the grass grew very quickly & got quite long (6") before I was able to mow. I cut to 3-1/2" long. I know I have limited window of time to treat for grubs, if that is the case.

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
David Wynne
Answered on August 4, 2017

You may have cut the lawn a bit short from a length of 6", but my first thought is urine from animals. Do you have a dog or cat? If not then possibly a neighbour's cat "leaving you overnight messages" If not cats then perhaps a squirrel or even a fox, again coming during the hours of darkness.

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Lawn Problems
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More