Why Does My Lawn Have Dead Patches?

Many Florida lawns can stay green year-round, as long as they’re cared for the right way. If you’re noticing patchy, dead spots in your grass, it can drag down the appearance of your entire landscape. The truth is, dead patches are caused by all sorts of things, from dog urine to grub damage, heat, drought, and many other factors. If your yard’s looking the worse for wear, here are the most common reasons you may be seeing dead patches in your lawn, and how you can take care of them.


If you’re spotting irregular, brown patches of dead grass in your yard, fungus could be to blame. Sometimes, the inside of the patch may recover, so you’ll notice a ring of dead grass surrounding a tuft of healthy, green grass. Fungal outbreaks can be caused by a variety of factors, from extremely humid weather to poor sunlight and air circulation. Reach out to your lawncare experts, who will often apply an eco-friendly fungicide to treat active disease and prevent the chance of future problems.


Grubs are resilient pests that damage grass by eating its roots. If you’re dealing with a grub problem, you’ll start noticing small, brown patches that start to widen in a uniform way. These spots will also feel sponge-like and will roll up if you rake them. Your lawn and pest control experts have the solution. Fall is the best time to fix grub damage, so don’t hesitate to reach out to your pest control experts today!

Dog Urine

Unfortunately, our four-legged friends can damage grass when they go outside to relieve themselves. The high amount of nitrogen in dog urine can easily burn the grass on your lawn—you’ll recognize them by their brown centers and dark outer green rings. Your lawn care experts can suggest a proper treatment to repair the grass and prevent the problem from occurring in the future.

Weed Dieback

Annual weeds like crabgrass and bluegrass are common in Florida, and they can create dead spots in your yard when they die. This natural cycle can easily be avoided with proper lawn maintenance, and you can quickly patch the problem with the right treatment. Talk to your lawncare experts to determine the best course of treatment to not only kill the weeds at your property but also prevent dieback from leaving brown patches in your yard.

Say Goodbye to Dead Spots in Your Yard for Good!

Fall is the perfect time of year to revitalize your lawn since grass seed germinates well in the damper, cooler months. If you’re seeing dead patches in your lawn, the first thing you should do is call the lawncare experts Evergreen Lawn and Pest Control. We’ll determine the source of the problem and suggest eco-friendly solutions to fix it and get your yard looking beautiful once again. Call us today at (407) 880-6655 to get started!