dead areas / brown areas all over the yard
Hello - Wanted to see if I can get some advice on how to fix a large number of brown ares on my yard. We just recently brought this house in Potomac, MD, during late fall and winter and thought that this is just the grass going dormant, but even now, it is not showing signs of life. I have attached a picture for your reference. We have a acre and half of yard and this type of dead spots are all over the place, some times 6 - 8 feet spots. Appreciate any help you can provide
Montgomery County Maryland
Hi - This looks like nimblewill (Muhlenbergia schreberi), a native perennial grass that is typically considered a weed in lawns. It is difficult to eradicate. In the winter, it turns brown (goes dormant) but it will green up in warm weather and continue to grow and spread. It thrives in shade and infertile soil and will move into sunny areas as well.
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