My Kentucky bluegrass lawn is turning brown; what should I do?

January 07, 2008 Print Friendly and PDF
It is normal for Kentucky bluegrass to go semi-dormant during the summer if it is not irrigated. The turf will usually turn brown over an extended period of hot, dry days. This may not mean that the turf is dying. Irrigation or rainfall can help green up the turf. To prevent loss of grass, it may be necessary to water the lawn every few days during periods of drought.

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