17 Dec Dealing with Common Lawn Turf Problems in Summer
This summer, your instant turf may exhibit signs of stress brought about by the rising heat and high humidity. It’s important to quickly spot these signs and identify the problem in order to deal with them before they severely damage the lawn.
Here are some common lawn turf problems that you should watch out for this summer, and what to do to fix them.
Grass blades are turning pale green or yellow
Your lawn needs sufficient water to thrive and reach a dark green colour. If you see the grass blades turning pale green, or even yellow, it’s a sign that your lawn is thirsty. As it continues to wilt, it will soon turn brown. Before that happens, do some deep watering to give the roots the moisture they need.
For best results, schedule your deep watering three times a week, for about half an hour each session. Doing so during the early morning is recommended as the sun hasn’t risen fully yet and there’s enough time for the water to seep deeper.
Patches of matted grass
Patches of brown may simply mean the grass isn’t receiving enough water, but if the grass is matted as well, the issue might be completely different. Matted grass patches are a sign of fungal overgrowth, which is usually a result of overwatering. The grass gets bogged down by the excess water, which causes it to wilt, turn brown and eventually die. To further identify it is indeed a fungal problem, check your lawn during early mornings when there’s still mildew, which makes it easier to spot the weblike fungi clinging to the grass.
Application of the right kind of fungicide can solve this problem. Consult with trusted lawn suppliers and experts before purchasing fungicide. Carefully read the directions for applying it to avoid causing more damage to your lawn.
Summer is the best time for weeds to grow and thrive, competing with your lawn for the nutrients in the soil. It’s important to routinely check for weeds – as soon as they appear, remove them. Leaving them unchecked can do some serious damage, overpowering your lawn. The best weed control is prevention; stopping the weeds from germinating is key in avoiding a bigger problem. Mulching and deep watering can help in keeping your lawn strong enough to fight off weeds. If you have spotted weeds already encroaching on the lawn, use spray herbicides to kill them off. You can go with a home-made weed spray for a more cost-effective and environmentally friendly option.
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