Gardening expert shares 'cheap' and 'efficient' way to fix brown patches on your lawn

Dead grass, bare spots, and cracks in soil of lawn due to no rain and hot weather causing drought conditions
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A gardening expert has shared a top tip for fixing brown patches on lawns, guaranteeing "instant results". With Wimbledon in full swing, the nation is in awe of the pristine grass courts.

These iconic courts undergo 15 months of rigorous preparation before the tournament, with an impressive nine tonnes of grass seed used each year.

However, the unpredictable UK weather, combined with damage from pets, children, and garden furniture, can leave many domestic lawns looking less than championship-ready at this time of year.

According to the Express, gardeners often face the challenge of unsightly brown and yellow spots on their grass, typically caused by fungal diseases, pet urine, drought, or incorrect fertiliser use, reports Leicestershire Live.

To tackle this common problem, Yell's gardening specialists have sought advice from gardener and landscaper Simon Akeroyd, who has shared his technique for "instantly" repairing brown patches on lawns.

Gardens frequently exhibit patchy and thinning grass, which can lead to noticeable holes that spoil the overall look of the lawn. Simon suggests that the most "efficient" remedy for these issues is the application of lawn seed.

He advises: "Sowing seeds for small patches is a cheap and efficient way to fix any patches in your lawn."

"The best time to do this is late summer/early autumn, or in the spring, as they will require less watering. However, you may need to protect grass seed from birds."

Simon advised that laying down turf is the superior option for homeowners who desire rapid results. He revealed: "You will get faster, more instant results if you lay turf down over the patches."

"However, this does require more watering if the weather is dry, which is more expensive."

He further suggested performing consistent maintenance like overseeding, aerating, scarifying and feeding to retain lawns in prime condition.