Problems that Popup in Lawn and Garden care:
- Green lawn punctuated with large brown spots.
- Grass Is Wilting.
- Circles Pop Up in the Grass
- Fungus in the soil.
- Grass Is Matted Down.
- Grass Won't Grow Under a Tree.
- Lawn Has Yellow, Brown, or Dark-Green Streaks.
- Grass Is Coming Up in Clumps.
Big Lawn Care Mistakes Most People Make And The Remedies:
Underfeeding - Nourish your lawn:
Your grass needs to be fertilized several times throughout the year, using the right lawn food for the season and your region. Nourish your lawn with compost. Compost provides nutrients that are essential for the growth of your lawn. It aerates the soil and enables it to retain water and minerals better. Check with your local dealer for the perfect seasonal fertilizer for your grass.
Watering the wrong way - Water the lawn properly.
Water deeply and less frequently. Giving the grass a good long soak is another way to encourage roots to grow deeper into the soil, which strengthens the lawn and helps it survive during times of drought. A lawn that has been well-maintained in an ecological manner can tolerate a few weeks without water. It will go dormant and turn yellow but will turn green once again when the rain returns.
Mowing too short - Mow at the right time and height.
Cut without shaving: For cool-season grasses, that’s about 2½ to 3½ inches. Some warm-season grasses, though, do better when cut a little shorter.
Letting a few weeds get out of hand- Spot-control weeds.
A simple way to spot-treat weeds is with Weed Controller for Lawns. With it, you simply spray weeds like dandelion and clover, killing them before they have a chance to bloom and spread more weed seeds all over the place.
Aerate your lawn:
Aerating the soil facilitates the growth of roots, enhances water penetration, and stimulates life in the soil. Aerate when the soil is moist, but not wet.
Check soil acidity:
In order to grow properly, the lawn needs soil with a pH between 6.5 and 7. Have the acidity level of your soil be measured.
Use premium grass seed.
Planting a lawn with premium grass seed allows you to start with a thicker lawn so it’s easier to keep it looking lush and full.
Sow grass seed in sparse areas as Weeds moves into sparse areas of a lawn quickly.
Reseed your lawn in the spring (May) or at the end of the summer (mid-August to mid-September). You can get Premium seeds from your local dealer.
To keep grubs from growing in your lawn for up to 4 months, apply grub-killing insecticide as directed from spring to early summer.
Grubs are a food source for moles, which are a close second to grubs when it comes to lawn destruction.
Take away the grubs and the moles will have less reason to hang out in your yard.
So what should you do when the lawn seems to be doing poorly?
- Make sure that the lawn enjoys good growing conditions and receives adequate care.
- Unfavorable growing conditions (heavy shade, compact soil, etc.) or inappropriate care (cutting too short, excessive fertilization, etc.) encourage the proliferation of weeds and problems with pests and diseases.
- Consider replacing your lawn with more suitable plants (ground cover, flower beds, and shrubs, etc.) if the conditions of the site are not suitable for growing a lawn.
- You can also replace certain sections of the lawn with inert materials (mulch, paving stones, etc.).
- Properly identify the organism, if you suspect the presence of a pest or disease, so as to be able to apply appropriate solutions.