There are a plethora of reasons why lawns can develop brown or bare patches. Fungal diseases, overwatering and mowing can all cause patches on lawns.
However, during the summer months, drought and under-watering are the most common reasons garden lawns can become patchy.
A lack of water can create drought-like conditions which can cause grass to die off and turn brown.
Hot weather, humidity, excessive nitrogen, thatch and compacted soil can also have an impact on lawns.
Luckily, Allan Jeffrey, Ultra Decking‘s managing director has shared a “simple and easy” method exclusively with Express.co.uk to keep grass looking its best during the hot summer months without causing patches.
Alan said gardeners need to remove weeds, retain a mowed lawn and keep a sprinkler circulating to keep lawns healthy and watered all summer long.
He continued: “Lawn feed is a simple and easy way to keep your grass flourishing and growing without patches.
“It is important to remove weeds as they block out sunlight and steal water from your growing beautiful plants and flowers.
“As we all know, sunlight and water are essential to ensure your flowers will thrive.
“So preventing weeds from stealing nutrients off of your planted flowers will help your garden look beautiful all summer long.”
If it’s too late and lawns are already patchy, gardeners can revive them using grass seed.
High-quality lawn seed can be spread evenly over the prepared lawn.
For larger areas, gardeners can use a seed spreader which can be rented from a garden centre.
Once the seed is laid, cover it with a thin layer of soil. Erecting mesh, netting or bird-proof fencing may be necessary to protect lawn seed from hungry birds.
Grass is extremely resilient and may be able to repair itself if there are bare patches.