I renovated this small section of turf for a couple. There was an existing stump that had ground up, so i cleanup the the grounded stump, added 5 yards of good topsoil, seeded, fertilized. They watered at least twice daily. As you can see in the pictures the new grass came in very well. I drove by the property tonight and realized it is turning brown. It's been fairly dry hear in Ohio, we had about 1/4 of rain in the last week and a half. This is the only section of grass that's brown. Now the interesting part is that about a 1'x1' section of the new grass in on the neighbors property, and it seems to be doing ok, but the neighbors don't take that great of care of their lawn (mow it too short, weeds starting to pop through). The property owner mows at a very reasonable height. Why is it turning brown? sorry no pics of the brown grass. It doesn't appear to be dead, but very very dry, but the rest of the yard is green.