Tips for Dry Spots

  • Water brown spots in your lawn with a hose instead of increasing the irrigation time on your timer.
  • Place children’s water toys on any dry spots on your lawn.
  • Not all brown spots are caused by a lack of water. If you have distinct irregularly shaped brown spots, the symptoms are most severe in late summer, and the section of dead turf can be pulled up easily, the problem is probably grubs. They feed on your turf’s root system and kill it. To find out what is causing your turf problem, contact your USU Extension County Office or a local nursery professional. They will probably want to see a sample of your turf.
  • Apply as little fertilizer to your lawn as possible. Applying excess fertilizer increases water consumption and actually creates more mowing for you! Use iron-based fertilizers to simply “green up” your lawn instead.