Getting a beautiful luscious green lawn might seem like a mystery to many homeowners. You may think that as long as you are mowing and watering your lawn correctly, you should have a beautiful, perfect lawn. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. There are other problems that commonly arise with lawns, which is why you need to educate yourself about different problems so that you can prepare yourself. Here are some problems you might encounter and how you can fix it.
1. Uneven Lawn
If you have a new house, or at least new landscaping, you might find that the lawn can get uneven. It may have looked like it was even when you started, but as the yard settles you find that some parts of the yard are sinking a bit, or they are funneling into one area of grass. If you need to even out the yard and raise the grass a bit, don't worry it can be done even after you have set the lawn. What you need to do is get a fertilizer spreader and then take sand. Sprinkle the sand in small amounts over the area that needs to be raised. You shouldn't do a lot of sand at each time, instead you take a little bit of sand each time you do it and raise it up. This will allow the sand to sink into the dirt and raise the spots without compromising your grass.
2. Yellow Spots
There are a couple reasons you can get yellow patches of yard. The first, and what most people think of, is a lack of water. If the whole lawn looks like it is dry, then this is probably your problem. However, if you see true patches throughout the yard of yellow it is actually an indication that you have pests and bugs that are eating the lawn. The best way to account for this is to spray the lawn specifically for these bugs. Until you kill these bugs, and the eggs they hatch, you will continue to have yellow patches.
Additionally, if you believe that you have diseases and pests in your yard, more watering is not always the answer, because the moisture will help the pests to thrive. This is why it is important to treat for bugs, before you up the watering of the lawn. You may do more damage than good if you do this.
These are just some things you should know about caring for your lawn. Contact landscape contractors for more helpShare