This time of year brings on a lot warmer and drier weather. Your mowers should be raised slightly and any watering should be done during the cool hours of the day or at night. During the summer, Chinch Bugs and Grubs can become very active. Both are easily controlled, but turf damage can be severe if left untreated. Ask for a Turf Insecticide at your local garden center. Advise them of your problems and they can direct you from there. Grey Leaf Spot surfaces this time of year. You will see spots appear on the leaf blades, yellowing, wilting and eventually death will occur if left untreated. Again, ask your local garden center for assistance.
REMEMBER TO ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW LABEL RATES AND INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE APPLYING ANY CHEMICALS.
Brown dry areas may not be just a water problem. If you see an area that looks unusual, check it out. It could be a simple problem or it could be complex with multiple problems. Watering rates should be increased this time of year. Any watering should be done during the cooler hours of the day or at night.