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Fertilized Lawn Turned Brown

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Grass with large dead patches
Fertilizing your lawn is supposed to help it grow better and green up. It is confusing when a newly fertilized lawn turns brown. This is a guide about fertilized lawn turned brown.


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January 19, 20150 found this helpful

I live in western Washington and put spring/summer fertilizer on my grass in late October. We had a sudden freeze of below 30 degree temps for more than a week in late November and the grass is now matted and brown. The small section I didn't fertilize is green and plush. I raked it lighly yesterday to remove the matted areas hoping to help it breathe. Did I kill my lawn?

By Lynn P.

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January 26, 20150 found this helpful
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I would guess that it was a cheap fertilizer which wasn't "time releasing" very well. Feels like the grass got a burst of nutrients, started to root out, froze and then went dormant. It'll most likely hld nutrient, and be back with a vigor. If it was me I don't think I'd worry about it. Get better over winter fertilizers, Scott, CIL, bigger brand names.... the knock off stuff is cheaper but largely crap.

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January 22, 20150 found this helpful

Anytime fertilizer is applied, you need to water in well or it will burn the roots. That is what I have always gone by, that is what my Dad told me. I hate to tell you this but I am almost certain your lawn has bit the dust.

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