How to Eliminate Brown Grass

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Do you have brown patches of grass in your backyard like I do? No matter how often the lawn is spiked and fertilized, grass does not grow there. From my research, I have learned that it’s likely I have “sour” soil from the alkaline in my dog’s urine. All the spiking and fertilizer in the world won’t grow new grass for long.

Besides checking the drainage in the yard and eliminating standing water, you have to find out whether the topsoil has the proper Ph. If the Ph is off, nutrients cannot be absorbed. By adding sulphur for acid soil or lime to increase alkalinity, you can prepare the soil now for winter rains, which take the nutrients deeper. In the spring, you can look forward to a yard full of healthy grass and plants.