Brown Areas of Lawn

Q. Areas of my lawn turn brown every year. What is the best way to treat it?

A. Diagnosing turf problems can be very difficult. Problems often arise from improper watering and fertilization. The first step will be to determine if the problem is due to cultural practices, fungi, or insects. In order for Plant Information to make a diagnosis, it will be important to provide as much information as possible such as watering and fertilization practices, location, soil type, sun and shade information, grass variety, mowing practices, chemical use, seed or sod, etc. It is best to bring a fresh 6" x 6" sample of turf that is in the process of decline with as much of the root system intact as possible.