Q. Do I have a bug problem? Spots in various areas of the lawn. I water enough.
Lawn suffering from a lack of water. Brown areas areundefined and kind of run into each other. Pattern
of damage is related to the irrigation pattern.
That system should have what is called head-to-head coverage (water from one sprinkler should be throwing water all the way to the neighboring sprinkler) and a pressure regulator should be on the system so that water pressure at the sprinklers is not excessive. This helps prevent misting due to excessive water pressure.
So now that we have eliminated those problems since you water enough let’s move on to “bugs”. “Bugs” will usually include either insects or diseases. In tall fescue, the most commonly planted lawn grass for homeowners here in our valley, this is the time of year for disease problems. The most common lawn disease right now is summer patch and often accompanies our “summer monsoon” season.
|This is the lawn disease called "summer patch". It has a|
definite pattern to it. Kind of horseshoe-shaped
or the brown damage has a green patch in the center.
Can you see the pattern?