Why is my lawn turning brown?

This lawn turned brown and dead-looking very quickly, but still has a healthy root system. Susan Rose, one of the turf experts at Colorado State University Extension on Orchard Mesa, determined that the culprit was Aschochyta leaf blight, which looks awful but usually goes away over time. Local conditions have created the perfect storm for the conditions to develop.



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This lawn turned brown and dead-looking very quickly, but still has a healthy root system. Susan Rose, one of the turf experts at Colorado State University Extension on Orchard Mesa, determined that the culprit was Aschochyta leaf blight, which looks awful but usually goes away over time. Local conditions have created the perfect storm for the conditions to develop.

When faced with brown and dead-looking grass in the yard, it can be tempting to simply water more often. After all, it’s been hot and windy, and those two conditions can make a lawn dry…




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