6 simple ways to get rid of an unsightly lawn

Super Green offers the following services

1) Garden Service
2) Landscaping
3) Garden Refuse Removal
4) Fertilizer

1. The wrong grasses are being used

All turf is not created equal. Different grass varieties are better suited for different soil and climate conditions. It’s enough to say that you need to ensure that the variety you choose to plant is suitable. You should also be on the lookout to avoid invading species. Often a discolored patch on your yard indicates that an infestation of multiple species has occurred.

Bentgrass is a common problem. It’s great for greens but not for lawns. This is because it doesn’t like taller mowing heights.

The solution: Replanting the turf is possible, but it’s not the most efficient. We believe in chemical applications to lawns at home, but we believe that a targeted application is the best solution.

2. You’re overwatering

This is a much more common problem than over-watering and can often be worse for your grass. Many homeowners simply set their irrigation systems to run on rain or shine. They are not just wasting water. They create an unhealthy environment for the turf.

The solution: Make sure to monitor your irrigation system. You can’t set it and forget. You might consider switching to hand-watering depending on how enthusiastic you are about yard work. This allows you to control when and how much water your grass gets. Leakages can also occur in irrigation systems, so make sure they aren’t putting water in the wrong spots or at the wrong time.

3. You are scalping

Scalping refers to when you cut your grass so low that the stems are exposed. Scalping can be beneficial if you are looking to start over or get rid of winter buildup. Over-scaling can cause turf damage and even death.

The solution: Superintendents must adhere to the one-third rule. This means that they should never trim more than one third of the grass blade at once. It is a great guideline to follow at your home.

4. You’ve got fungus

There are many types with many causes. One of the most common diseases is fairy ring. This disease causes discoloration and circles. Fairy ring can be carried by the wind, or introduced through contaminated soil or organic material. Poor maintenance practices such as overwatering, over-fertilizing or mowing too low can lead to conditions conducive for fungal problems.

The solution: Superintendents should quickly address fairy ring infestations on their greens with fungicides. It is important to act quickly, because fungus can cause poor playing conditions and bad business results. Lawns are a completely different story. There is no immediate economic interest in monetizing your lawn. We advise against using fungicides in your home. He suggests that it is better to follow proper maintenance and let the fungus take its course.

5. You’ve got bad soil

Or it could be rocky. Salty. Poor drainage or overly compacted. The bottom line is that if your lawn appears unhealthy, it could be the root cause.

You can do some amateur research to find the solution. If your soil seems compacted, aerate it. Replace any soil that is rocky with fertile, well-tilled earth. We recommend that you seek expert assistance from a lawn-care company, or a soil scientist at the county extension services if you are unable to identify the problem.

6. You’ve over-fertilized

Overfeeding your lawn can be just as harmful to your health as eating too much. This scorches the plants, resulting in burnt lines and patches.

The solution: Granular fertilizer can be used to treat a problem. If it is caught early enough, it may be possible to sweep away some of the fertilizer or flush it with water. Preventive measures are the best. Make sure you read all directions and apply the correct amount of fertilizer.

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