Are you wondering why your lawn is not growing too well? You find that there is grass dying in different patches or there are many parts of your lawn that are turning brown. You find so many lawn problems in your lawn. It is understandable that seeing the state or condition of your lawn can bring about stress and anxiety. However, if you feel that it is difficult for you to properly care for your lawn, you should consider engaging in lawn care services which are done by professionals with the proper tools and equipment and possess large knowledge of how to care for lawns. Before committing to a lawn care service, you should check their reviews and portfolio to be sure that you are entrusting your lawn to someone trustable and reliable. Others may see caring for their lawn as something very therapeutic so they rather tend to their lawn by themselves. Here are some common lawn problems and their solutions!
Crabgrass is a kind of grassy weed that may be found in your lawn. Crabgrass can survive and thrive in any part of your lawn and when it grows, it will push out the healthy grass after a while. They usually grow a lot better in compact lawns that use clay soil. Additionally, crabgrass can grow when there is too much nitrogen fertilizer. As such, you should choose a fertilizer that has nitrogen being sprayed in a slow-release way. To ensure that crabgrass does not grow in your lawn, you should try using corn gluten meal and apply it all over your lawn for over three years. This will ensure that you will get a nearly weed-free lawn. You should apply it in the spring season.
Many weeds actually produce beautiful flowers. One of the most common flowering weeds would be dandelions. You would have to decide whether you would like to grow thick healthy grass or some dandelions. Dandelions will often try to outcompete grass if it is not growing well. If you are unsure which to choose, you can grow dandelions on a different patch of grass that is not on your lawn. Dandelions are for the pollinators like bees because it is their food source in spring. If you want to grow healthy grass, you can use a trowel or weeding fork to remove the deep-rooted weeds. There is a useful tool called the dandelion digger which helps remove weeds with long and thick roots. Do ensure that you remove the whole plant completely, including all its roots.
A sedge is a triangular stem that is usually formed at the base of the plant. It is usually bright and shiny with a greenish yellow color. Sedge grows a lot faster than other lawn grasses and can even outgrow your grass. Yellow nutsedge will produce a seed head that is gold in color but they usually reproduce through underground tubers. If yellow nutsedge continues to grow, it can cause you to lose your crops. You should pull the sedge out in spring when it’s still young. Do not wait till fall as it would have broadleaf weeds, making it harder to do so.