Question by  Franky (21)

What should I do to cure brown patches in the yard after putting Scott's fertilizer with Summerguard?

I used the fertilizer on my lawn, but now there are brown patches.


Answer by  dcbuis85 (267)

Many fertilizers contain mineral salts that can dry out the soil, making the lawn wither. This condition is called fertilizer burn and can be solved by filtering out some of the excess salt in the soil. The best action to take is to apply 10 lbs gypsum per 100 square feet of grass and water everyday process.


Answer by  scyllatwo (226)

Since you might have over fertilized, or did not get any water on the lawn soon after fertilizing, you might have killed the grass in those areas. You'll have to rake out that grass, rough up the soil up a bit, and reseed.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well to get rid of the brown patches, try using some natural ingredients such as vinegar. Spray the vinegar all over the patches and see what kind of miracle cure it will do.


Answer by  GilFinn (2065)

Those brown patches are the result of excess fertilizer in those spots. Thorough watering of those spots will bring the grass back in about 3 to 6 weeks. If you were to reseed those spots, it would take almost as much time for the seed to germinate, so just water and be careful the next time you fertilize.


Answer by  mannersandsuch (1796)

Poor watering or weeds could be at the root of problem not fertilizer. Make sure that you get even watering is getting to all your whole lawn and that no weeds are taking over your yard.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

You over fertalized thats all keep it watered and give it a bit of time and it will come back up green it burned the lawn. The thing is those spots that turned brown didn't need fertilizer they were good.

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