25 Oct Common Lawn Problems and Their Solutions
You’ve successfully installed your lawn turf. Now it is time to make sure it is properly cared for. You want to make sure it won’t be damaged, and ‘beds in’ to grow healthily after all. Here are a few common problems that may crop up with your turf and a few suggestions regarding what you can do to solve them.
The grass is coming up in clumps.
When this happens, it typically means the root system has been damaged, usually as a result of grubs beneath the soil that eat away at the roots. A damaged root system leads to the turf loosening and thus peeling away.
Check first if there are indeed grubs present in the soil. They look like worms and are white and fat. If you’re sure there are grubs, you can apply a grub killer on your turf. If you aren’t sure about what lawn solution you need to use at Australian Seed and Turf we have the know-how to guide you in the right direction. Be sure that the grub killer you choose won’t be damaging to the grass itself.
The grass is matted down.
Matted-down grass can be caused by the presence of fungus. This could be brought about by the grass staying wet and soggy overnight whilst the temperature is warm or humid.
Check your grass during the morning when dew is present. It will be easier to spot the presence of fungus since dew will hang on it, giving a weblike appearance. Once you’re sure of the fungus problem, get some safe and approved fungicide and apply carefully on the lawn.
The grass is wilting.
Wilting grass usually means your lawn turf needs some deep watering. When you see brown spots in your turf, it’s a clear indicator that it’s not getting enough hydration.
Stick a rod (or failing that a pitchfork or sprinkler spike) into the soil to check the moisture levels. If the test shows you the soil is dry a couple of inches down, then you’re in need of deep watering.
Perform deep watering at least three times a week. Deep watering means letting the water soak at least eight inches deep into the soil, ensuring that it reaches the root system. This way, the roots are given the chance to absorb water more thoroughly. Deep watering is especially helpful during the summer months when the water evaporates more quickly.
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