Where do I start with my grass. I have brown patches. Do I fertilize do I need to fill in the holes or will it fill in once it starts growing. How do I know what pesticide to use? I don't know what kind of grass I have.
Submitted by tkmccrary

Hi, Well brown patches in the lawn can be caused by a number of factors: grubs, dog urine, disease, etc. I don't have a lot of information to on here, but I would start by raking the brown patches thoroughly and perhaps topping them with a little fresh soil. Then, sowing new grass seed over them. I would also spread a weed/feed product (some of these products also have a grub killer in them) on the lawn to help build it up and encourage thicker growth. A well fed lawn will generally fill in quickly, unless there are other problems like competing tree roots or dogs. You should not have to use a pesticide if you spread a grub killer with your weed and feed.

Answered by doug.jimerson
Community Answers (2)

I had the same problem with brown spots and I tried everything but with research on the computer I found out that if you have brown spots in your grass and it pulls up easily then you have grubs and you have to get rid of the grubs first before you can have a beautiful yard and it worked for me.
Submitted by crystalme33