dreamstime_3520563Getting your grass to grow exactly the way you want is hard work. Not only do you have to make sure you are watering the grass with a healthy amount of water, but you should make sure that you’re not cutting the grass too short either. But, what if you’re doing everything right, and your lawn still isn’t as green as it should be? In our previous posts, we started giving you some obvious reasons why your grass may be turning brown. Here are some more causes to brown spots on your lawn…

Poor Growing Conditions

Poor Soil

Your lawn’s soil quality will always vary, and it can cause brown, mossy or bare areas on grass to develop. Luckily, there’s an easy remedy to this problem. Grab a screwdriver and push it into the brown, mossy or bare patch of grass. If the screwdriver doesn’t go into the grass easily, it’s a sign that the soil is compacted. An easy solution to compacted soil is to have your lawn aerated in the spring and fall.

Buried Debris

It may come to your surprise that brown patches on lawns can happen because of buried debris. Believe it or not, there have been many cases where buried lumber or other natural resources have been buried. While you have that screwdriver handy, poke to see if there is anything reminiscing under the grass!

Don’t go anywhere just yet! Stay tuned for our next blog, Dickinson’s lawn service has more reasons why your grass might be turning brown.