You may think that to have the lawn you want it will simply take routine watering and mowing, and maybe a little bit of fertilizer. But if you’ve been a homeowner long enough you know that’s not always the case. There are plenty of different problems that can come up when it comes to your lawn, many of which may leave you scratching your head. The good news is you’re not alone! Many homeowners have yet to figure out how to achieve that picture-perfect lawn that is thick and vibrant all summer long. Here’s how to solve three of the biggest problems with your lawn….
Thin grass is something nobody wants. When you run your hands through the grass you don’t want to feel dirt! But if you do, you don’t have to throw in the towel. Instead, try getting a soil test, which will cost you about $10. Often times thin grass has much more to do with the soil than the actual blades of grass. Your pH levels need to be just so in order to give your lawn the nutrients it needs to grow properly. If your levels are off, fertilizer should help to balance it out. Continue to test your soil periodically to maintain your lawn ‘s thickness.
If your lawn is covered in dead spots, you could have a few issues (one of which may be addressed below). Sometimes those dead spots are caused by disease. If you get dead spots that seem to pop up overnight, disease may be a good bet. Before attempting to tackle the problem on your own, it’s a good idea to call in a professional. My All Green specializes in both lawn care and pest control. That means that if there are any pests playing a role in the health of your lawn, My All Green is your one stop shop for all things lawn and pest. With their expertise and experience, they’ll have your lawn green and full again in no time!
If you’ve got your own yard, why not get a dog! Dogs can make any house feel more like a home, but they do require a lot of work. One of the most challenging aspects of having a dog is potty training. That means designating a spot outside for your dog to call the “bathroom”. But it’s not always easy to get them to go in said spot, which means you’re often left with random dead spots all over your otherwise perfect lawn. Worse, it may not even be your dog making these random pit stops!
The good news is, the fix is pretty simple. Spray the area with a hose to try to remove the dog urine, and leave it alone. The grass should recover on its own! But the key is to keep your dog, or neighborhood dogs from using your lawn as a toilet.