It's brown because it's dried-out, and dormant. Perhaps you watered too
frequently, and not deep enough, and it has a shallow root system to be
going brown so soon. It has stopped growing, and has gone dormant as a
If the root system is shallow, and you start watering it now, you'll go
broke trying to keep it watered enough. And if you wake it up, and it goes
dormant a second time, it may not come back.
If you fertilize it now, you might as well be spraying it with RoundUp.
Don't *ever* put fertilizer on anything that's already brown unless your
goal is to kill it while it's dormant.
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