winter lawn tips richlawn fertilizer

Brown grass in the winter can be caused by a variety of issues. A lack of proper sunlight exposure, poor conditions for warm temperature grasses, pet urine and the simple fact that your grass stays dormant for the winter can all contribute to the development of brown grass or brown spots on individual grass blades.


The important thing is to identify why your grass is turning brown and consider what you can do about it. If it’s simply a matter of it shutting down and turning brown in order to save nutrients and water, then that’s just a natural process and it’s best left as it is. However, if you suspect that there is another culprit, it’s important to take some measures to discover what it is and how to deal with it.


In order to deal with the natural process of grass turning brown to conserve energy, however, a few simple measures  can be taken to ensure that your grass still stays in good order. You can add about an inch of water during uncommonly dry periods, and then see if the grass’ condition improves. In fact, that is the best way to differentiate between dead and dormant grass. If there are grass blades that don’t improve their appearance after increased irrigation, and you should take steps to remove the dead grass and prepare your soil for laying down new sod.  When you are ready to fertilize this Spring get organic quality products from