10 Feb Common Lawn Problems and How to Deal with Them
To keep your instant turf lush and healthy, it is important to be aware of the possible problems you may encounter when it comes to maintaining it. That way, you will be able to identify the issues as soon as possible and take the necessary steps to resolve them.
To help you out, here are some common lawn problems to watch out for and some ideas that can help you to deal with them.
Grass coming in clumps
Do you see grass clumping on your lawn? If so, it is possible that there are grubs hiding beneath the surface. Grubs are short, white, fat creatures that eat away at the roots, causing severe damage. When root systems are damaged, it leads to the turf loosening and peeling away.
To confirm whether you have a grub problem, check the lawn at ground level. You can get rid of them by smothering and suffocating them with a dish soap solution. Simply mix 3 tablespoons of liquid dish soap with about four litres of water and spray the mixture on the affected area of the lawn. There are also grub killers available that you can apply on the lawn.
Are your grass blades wilting or turning brown? If so, your lawn is likely thirsty and in deep need of watering. Even a few brownish grass blades can already be enough of a sign that your lawn is in need of water.
To check the moisture level, stick a rod into the soil. If it turns up dry a couple of inches down after pulling it out, you should think about watering it about three times a week for approximately 30 minutes. Deep watering allows your lawn to absorb more water from the soil as the water lingers longer, in contrast to light watering where the water evaporates before the roots can absorb it.
Matted grass patches
Do you have certain areas of matted grass on your lawn? If so, it is possible that your lawn is infected with fungi, which could have been caused by overwatering.
To check for the presence of fungi on your lawn, examine the grass blades in the morning when mildew still clings to them. At this time, it will be easier to spot the weblike appearance of the fungi. To control the fungi problem, apply the right kind of fungicide for your lawn. We recommend that you consult with your turf supplier on which to use so that you get the correct information. Don’t apply fungicide without reading the instructions because you may accidentally use something that’s actually more damaging to the lawn.
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