Proper lawn care is essential for any homeowner that is looking to keep their lawn growing healthy and strong. However, sometimes we do the wrong things to our lawns, and they will tell us through key signs that we often never pick up on. As a homeowner, it’s imperative to know the signs of an unhealthy lawn to prevent your grass from experiencing further damages.
Look For The Unhealthy Signs!
When it comes to looking out for noticeable signs of an unhealthy lawn, there are definitely a couple of things to look out for.
- One sign you may notice is spots and patches developing in your lawn, or that your grass blades have become shredded or shriveled up. This is typically a sign of a lawn disease festering but can be from other things as well. Lawn diseases can develop in cold or warm weather making them something to watch out for year-round.
- A dry lawn is also viewed as unhealthy. Just like us, our lawns need an adequate amount of water to thrive and grow. You can tell if your lawn is dry by walking across it. If it takes more than a few minutes for the footsteps you left to disappear on the grass, this means your lawn is underwatered.
- You can also check your lawn to see if it needs watering by pushing a screwdriver into the soil. If it goes in easy without a lot of hard pushing, then your lawn is receiving the right amount of water. However, if it’s hard to push into the soil, this simply means your lawn is in desperate need of a correct watering routine.
Other Types Of Lawn Problems And The Signs To Watch For
- Additionally, be sure to look out for your lawn turning a bluish-green color, as this is an obvious sign it is severely over watered. Under watered or heat-stressed grass will turn yellow.
- This next signal isn’t a surprise to anyone, but if your lawn has weeds in it, that is a clear sign of a problem. Weeds are notorious for competing with other plants in your lawn for nutrients, water, sunlight, and space. This can be very problematic for the growth of your lawn and plants and can get out of hand over time if not properly managed.
- Insects are an interesting subject when it comes to lawn health because some insects are beneficial to have in your lawn, while others are not. If you see brown spots or parts of your grass that are shorter than other parts, this means you could be facing the more harmful pests that can wreak havoc in your lawn. Some of these would include, white grubs, sod web-worms, and chinch bugs.
Protect Your Lawn By Working With Chorbie Today
Maintaining a healthy lawn year-round is easy enough if all the correct steps are taken. Chorbie is here to assist all homeowners of the DFW area in the pursuit of maintaining a perfectly healthy, presentable, and well-kept lawn. Contact us today for more information about how we can help you preserve your lawn today. We look forward to working with you on your next project!