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Medium_house There are brown patches appearing my the Kikuyu grass.

There are brown patches appearing my the Kikuyu grass. ARe you able to advice how can it make it green.

Submitted: 02:50PM, 08 Feb 2019
Answer: Hi Shahzad,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

We are not sure what exactly has caused the dieback of the lawn, please check the following aspects.

- If the lawn is underwatered during the warmer month, dry patches may appear.
- If the lawn is infested by curl grubs and beetles, as the roots been fed by the pests, dry patches may appear.

To check for curl grub, in the evening, pour a bucket of soapy water (dilute a few drops of concentrated dishwashing detergent in a 9 litre bucket of water) into an area of lawn adjacent to a damaged area. Cover this spot with a damp towel and check for grubs sheltering beneath the towel in the morning.

To control the African black beetles, Try Yates Baythroid. Click here for more info:

The good news is the lawn is likely to recover being Kikuyu Lawn with runners, I would suggest to clear out the dead grass, decompacting the soil, feed the lawn with fertiliser, try Buffalo Pro Lawn Fertiliser. It is easy to use, liquid hose on that improves root growth and revives any stressed areas. You may read more about this product from the following link:

Hope this helps and happy gardening.

Best Regards,
Yates Horticulturist

Category: Lawns
Answered: 10:53AM, 08 Mar 2019


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