Signs that your Lawn is Unhealthy
The key to having a healthy lawn is through proper care and maintenance, but no matter how good you take care of your lawn, it will always be vulnerable, and the earlier you discover the problem, the better. Watch out for the following:
For your lawn to stay healthy, it must be properly hydrated; even in a rainy season, your lawn may still not be getting the required amount of water it needs. There are several ways you can determine whether your lawn is getting the right amount of water. For example, you could take a walk across your lawn, and if your footprints don't disappear within a few minutes, then your lawn is too dry. Another way is to perform the screwdriver test. If you can easily drive the screwdriver into the ground, your lawn is receiving enough water, but if it's hard or impossible to push the screwdriver into the ground, it's time to water your lawn.
If your lawn gets infected by a disease, it can easily turn from a lush, green oasis into an unhealthy lawn where you might notice a color change, spots, and patches. There is a large variety of lawn diseases out there, and for you to successfully treat them, you need to first diagnose and properly identify the disease. Only the kinds of professionals offered by Lawn Love can properly diagnose and successfully treat any lawn disease. If you have started noticing some spots and patches on your lawn, then it's time to give us a call at Lawn Love. The sooner, the better.
There is a large number of types of insects that can be of great benefit to your lawn. However, there are others that can cause great damage. Armyworms, white grubs, chinch bugs, and sod web-worms are some of the insects likely to cause great damage to your lawn. If your lawn is experiencing an insect infestation, there are a few things you will notice, such as a section of the grass turning brown, or some parts of your grass being shorter than others, which is usually a sign that the insects have started feeding on your grass.
At one time or another, every single lawn gets weeds. A small number of weeds are not likely to cause any harm. However, if you start noticing the numbers getting increasing rapidly, then there is a problem. Weeds will tend to compete with your lawn grass for space, water, nutrients, and sunlight.
Acidic soils provide the perfect environment for mold growth. If you are experiencing any weed problem, then you should have the soil's PH tested. In many scenarios, a weed problem can be easily treated by fixing the soil PH.
The soil underneath your lawn can easily get impacted if there is high foot traffic across your lawn, if your lawn is your kids' and pets' playground, or if you have recently hosted an event such as a barbeque party on your lawn. Compacted soil is usually a huge problem if you're trying to maintain a healthy lawn. Why? When the soil is compacted, water and nutrients cannot be able to find their way to the grass root system, causing malnutrition in your lawn. Fortunately, having a lawn with compacted soil underneath is a problem easily fixed through aeration. However, such a task is best left for the professionals. At Lawn Love, we provide professional lawn aeration solutions for your compacted lawn soil. Just go ahead and give us a call.
You can always tell what's wrong with your lawn by simply looking at the color of the grass. For example, if your grass turns to a bluish-green color, then it is dehydrated, and it needs to be watered before the problem becomes more serious. Under normal conditions, a lawn needs an inch of water every single week and should be watered on three separate days in the morning since temperatures are cooler in the morning. The water will be less likely to evaporate, and most likely the grass will not be wet at night - this is important as wet grass is more susceptible to start developing fungus.
It might be easy to overlook a thinning turf, however, if you start noticing bare spots on your lawn, those are obvious signs of an unhealthy lawn. Additionally, f you look at your grass and in some spots, you can see the soil underneath, then your lawn is definitely thinning. A healthy lawn will always be lush and thick.
If you live within Oklahoma City and Newcastle in Oklahoma, and your lawn needs professional care, don't hesitate to give us a call today.