Common Lawn Problems

Summertime is the perfect time to show off your lawn. But if you’re dealing with common lawn problems like weeds, grubs, or brown patches, it can be tough to keep your lawn looking its best.Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to fix these problems and get your lawn back in shape. In this blog post, we’ll share some tips on how to deal with common lawn issues. So whether you’re a new homeowner or a seasoned pro, we hope you find these tips helpful! Thanks for reading!

Brown patches in the grass

Brown patches in the grass are usually cause for alarm – have you watered the lawn too little, or has a disease taken over? While it can be disheartening to see grassy areas turning brown, in some instances, it’s normal behavior. Depending on the environment and your particular lawncare habits, you could see natural shifts in grass color that are actually perfectly healthy. Understanding these nuances will help you catch problems early while staying calm during spurts of seasonal change.

Yellowing leaves on plants

Seeing yellowing leaves on your beloved plants can be disheartening. But before jumping to conclusions, it’s important to understand the underlying causes of this issue. In some cases, yellowing leaves may be caused by normal aging and nutrient deficiency; however, it can also signal larger issues like excessive water or exposure to chemicals. It becomes even more crucial for gardeners to pay special attention if several branches are displaying yellowed leaflets at once – a sign of both disease and insect infestations. To make sure that your plants remain in good health, experts recommend routinely inspecting their foliage and erring on the side of replanting if diseased branches are found.

Weeds taking over your lawn

Weeds can be a frustrating pest for homeowners, quickly taking over your lawn by outgrowing the grass and hindering its growth. Thankfully, there are strategies you can implement to effectively control pesky weeds and turn your lawn into the oasis it once was. Utilizing pre-emergence herbicides as a preventative measure against weeds is a great first step. Routinely mowing tall grass also prevents weed-favoring conditions from emerging in your lawn. Lastly, fertilization helps in controlling weeds as well as other common lawn issues, encouraging beneficial grass to begin thriving again. Combining these techniques could drastically reduce or even eliminate weeds invading your lawn for good.

Dead spots in the grass

Dead spots in the grass can be a bothersome sight, but they are also indicative of an underlying problem with the lawn. Usually linked to improper soil drainage, these dead spots may be caused by shady and damp areas, poor air circulation, or low fertility. To revive the lush carpet of grass that homeowners want, it is important to first eliminate the cause of the dead spots by improving drainage and properly aerating the soil. From there, you can use a targeted fertilizer regimen to boost nutrient content so the grass can flourish once again.

Moss growing on your lawn

Moss can be a difficult lawn opponent, gradually creeping onto your grass and taking over. If moss keeps returning, you need to start wondering why it is attracted to your lawn in the first place. Is moisture an issue? Is the soil too acidic or infertile? Both of these factors can contribute to an overgrowth of moss. Thankfully, with a bit of time and effort, you can get rid of moss and have a beautiful, healthy lawn again. Start by testing your soil acidity with a pH kit and consider adding amendments such as lime or sulfur to tweak the pH depending on the results. Moreover, proper drainage and aeration are essential for keeping moss away since too much water will increase its likelihood. Taking these steps and committing to regular maintenance will make all the difference between having a calming green yard versus one that is overrun with annoying patchy moss.

Grubs eating the roots of your grass

Having your grass chewed away at the roots by grubs can be very disheartening, especially if you’ve been working hard to keep it in its best shape. While there are preventive actions that can be taken to try and avoid these critters from chewing away at the roots of your grass, they sometimes strike without warning. If this is your situation, take heart – there are some solutions that can help minimize the damages caused by grubs and get your lawn back in shape again. Get yourself some insecticides and start spray treating your lawn as soon as possible; this should slow down or even stop their progress. Additionally, regular core aeration can also give your grass a better chance at resilience against these pests, so be sure to factor it into your lawn care program.

If you see any of these signs, it’s time to call in the professionals. We understand how important your lawn is to you and we will do everything in our power to ensure that it is healthy and beautiful. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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