When the summer sun starts to drain your energy, maintaining your home’s landscaping can become a bigger challenge than you anticipated. Our landscaping experts at Greathouse want to share our expertise and provide tips that can help you properly care for your outdoor space. 

In this edition of Ask the Experts, we’re talking about landscape maintenance, and more specifically, taking care of brown patches.

Why Is Maintenance Important?

To constantly look their best, exterior living areas need year-round maintenance. While some tasks only require specific care once a season or once a year, others need to be completed weekly or bi-weekly.

Performing routine maintenance can:

  • Control pests
  • Prevent unwanted weeds
  • Prepare for the next season
  • Keep the turf thriving through aeration, fertilizing, mowing, and watering

Let’s Talk Brown Patches

Green grass is a sure sign of a well-kept lawn. If you look outside and see your lawn has brown patches, you might want to consider changing up your lawncare routine.

Brown patches are often referred to as “splotchy” spots across a lawn. While they’re mostly associated with dryness, they can also be caused by an excess of nitrogen and water.

Can You Treat Them?

Absolutely! Brown patches are just fungus that you can easily treat.

There are a few different ways you can go about this. The best way is to make sure you’re not overwatering your lawn. It’s easy to overlook in the warmer months because it might seem like your lawn needs more water than usual to survive the heat.

There are also disease-control formulas available to purchase and spread over your lawn. It typically takes 13-14 days to fully cure the brown patches and get back to the luscious greenery you desire.

Maintaining your landscaping is challenging. If you’re not sure how to go about it or don’t think you have the time to care for it yourself, that’s okay! Our team of landscaping maintenance experts is here to help. We can answer any questions you might have and discuss our services with you more in-depth.

Click the link below to schedule a free consult with the Greathouse Company. We look forward to hearing from you!