Dead/brown liriope fronds

I've lived in central KY for 2 years, and my front walk is lined with green liriope. By mid-June a majority of the spikes turn brown and die back. All of the plants get watered and fertilized regularly. I had varigated liripe where I lived previously on the east coast, and it did great, with no summer dieback. Aside from being unattractive, the "dead" look creates voids in my garden. What can I be doing wrong? I noticed that this liriope is a common walkway plant.
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Liriope is usually a pest-free groundcover. It also prefers well-drained soil, so I'm wondering if yours perhaps is getting too much water. If it does develop browned areas, you can mow it back and it will resprout with fresh green leaves. If the problem persists, you may need to take a sample to your local cooperative extension office for diagnosis.


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