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Hi, my lawn is turning brown and dying
Big brown patches all over, don't know what it is . It is very stoney underneath but was ok last year apart from the drought 
It as been fed  and it isn't scorched by feed,  last time I cut it I did notice the mower could do with a sharpen.
Has anyone got any ideas of what may be causing it to turn brown thanks John.


  • Nigella2Nigella2 Berwick-upon-Tweed, NorthumberlandPosts: 12
    It could be red thread. We've got this problem. If you search on here, there are a few good links, including this one.
  • johnhig58johnhig58 Posts: 6
    Thanks Nigella2 followed the link
    Good advice except I don't have the pinky threads that are mentioned.
  • Greg4Greg4 Posts: 88
    Maybe mowing too low and a blunt blade  won’t help especially if you have high spots that are being cut too short.
  • glasgowdanglasgowdan Posts: 632
    Water water water. Get the sprinkler on every 2-3 mornings for an hour.  And mow higher. 
  • Could be too short, too dry or it might be fungal. Don't scalp it.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 13,019
    I have never watered an established lawn in my life, and don't intend to start.
    My lawn got horribly brown last summer, but recovered well, as expected.
    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.
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