Ways to Diagnose and Fix Common Lawn Problems

Frustrated With Lawn Problems?

Are you dreaming of a healthy, vibrant green lawn, but you just can’t seem to get it? Maybe you have uneven growth spots or bald patches. You try and try to get a healthy lawn. You are vigilant with your watering, weeding, and fertilizing. But you just can’t seem to get your lawn the way you want it.

Do you need help with your lawn care? Do you have a problem, and you need to figure out how to solve it? We have some tips for you.

Uneven Growth

If you have uneven growth in the shade, you might need to change your grass. Some grasses do well in the shade of trees, while others don’t. Make sure the grass you plant in shady areas can tolerate shade. You might also want to mix shade-tolerant grass seed with ground cover for a vibrant lawn. Good ground cover for shady areas includes vinca, creeping golden Jenny, and ajuga.

Sometimes, people have problems growing grass on a patchy slope. You need to make sure the grass you have can grow in the area. You may also need to intermix ground cover or terraces with a slope.

Patches in the Grass

Ah, those dreaded lawn problems and brown patches. They are the bane of every homeowner’s existence. Several things could cause patches in the grass. Usually, heavy foot traffic in the area is the culprit. However, your pet’s waste can also cause patches in the grass. You can fix your patches by digging up the spots, including the areas that surround the patch, out to a few inches. Till and rake the area. Add topsoil and apply new grass seed and fertilizer. That should take care of your patchy problems.

Grass Diseases

Did you know if your grass has yellow or orange spots, it means you have a lawn fungus? Called rust, fungal spores are the cause of this plant disease. Make sure you are not overwatering or underwatering your grass. Overwatering, in particular, can cause fungus. You need to be vigilant because fungus spreads easily and can weaken your grass. Also, make sure your fertilizer contains nitrogen.

Lawn diseases can look like brown patches as well. Your lawn might even look bleached in small, half-dollar spots. There is even a fungal disease called snow mold. In all these cases, you need to take out the diseased area, add topsoil, and add grass seed. Make sure you fertilize well.

Lawn Problems with Grubs

You may notice your brown patches aren’t getting any better. In fact, they are worse. You get down close to your lawn to inspect it, and you see little soft-bodied bugs that look like caterpillars. They are all over the place. You might also notice a lot of beetles. Both are lawn grubs, and they are really excited about chewing the heck out of your lawn. However, there are steps you can take to stop them. You will need to get rid of the brown grass, and, then, apply an insecticide designed to killed grubs. If you don’t want to use pesticides on your lawn, you will have to be very vigilant. You will need to go over your lawn frequently to look for the grubs and dig them out when you see them.

At All American Environmental, we enjoy writing articles that can help people with all types of environmental issues and problems with properties. If you are having problems with your lawn, we hope you have learned a few helpful tips to get it back to being green and healthy again.

If none of these tips work you may have an underlying soil problem. We are soil and groundwater specialists. Let us come and inspect your property. We have the environmental solutions you may need. Give All American Environmental a call today or use our online form to get in touch.