Protecting your yard from brown spots
POSTED: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 6:24pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 6:40pm
Tyler, TX (KETK) — Fertilizing your grass is one of the best ways to keep it green and healthy.
But in this East Texas summer, you may have to make a few changes to your lawn-feeding techniques.
It all depends on how much work you want to spend on your yard to keep away brown spots, because if you use the wrong type, or don't apply it properly during the summer, you may end up making your yard much, much worse.
Fertilizing during the summer can cause more stress on your grass than it needs, and if you don't water it enough, you are just asking for your lawn to burn up.
But experts say that the summer can be the perfect time to feed your grass, as long as it's done right, because if it is applied correctly, you will be able to have a greener yard through the whole summer, instead of having to wait for the coming spring.
But it's a key component in many fertilizers, nitrogen, that forces you to take more care during the summer months, because the nitrogen can dry out your yard.
Now if you have a fungus growing in your soil, you need to get that treated before you apply any fertilizer, because that bacteria will feed on it and grow.
But that problem usually starts in the fall, and ends in the spring time months.