To our shame, for years, we allowed the front yard to grow wild.
We only cut the grass and whatever else was growing there to keep it trim.
Eventually, everything turned into a mix of weeds (clover, crab crabgrassgrass, etc), and some dirt patches.
We broke down this year and decided to re-do the front yard. We put sodding and re-did the foundation bed - a ton of money. There is more land in front of the house than I care for - but that's just what the house came with.
The landscaping company used Zorro Zoysia grass. Unfortunately, it was a very damp, rainy spring when they did the work - constant rain. Between their less than stellar execution and the dampness, we ended up with some patches of fungus.
We hired a lawn care service because we don't really know what we are doing at this "establishing" stage, and they came in and sprayed. The fungus patches seemed to go away.
But now, something else emerged in a different spot.
An area that was lush green suddenly started to turn brown recently. The lawn service came in and sprayed, but the brown patch is not making much progress.
Would you be able to help us with some opinions on what this is and what we could do about it?
Is it a fungus or a virus? It can't be just dried grass as the rest of the lawn looks good and that path received enough water, just like the rest of the lawn.
If so, should we do some supplementary spraying, in addition to what the weed company is doing? Obviously, whatever they have been doing is not helping much.
Any help would be greatly appreciated - as we are complete novices on lawn care.