We get it. You have many lawn care questions. Well, today is your lucky day, as we’ve got the answers. Well, we’ve got some of the answers to your most common lawn care questions. That’s right, each month we’ll be answering your most head-scratching and infuriating lawn care questions. So, without further ado, here are the answers to some of your most frequently asked questions answered.
Question: My lawn is looking a little bleak at the end of a long winter. What do you recommend?
The winter months can be especially brutal to our lawns in south jersey. We have snow, ice, rain and sometimes, flooding, that can cause harsh conditions for lawns to overcome in the spring. The best recipe to get your lawn nice and green in spring is to dethatch, fertilize and mow low. Find more in this post about spring lawn care tips.
Question: My lawn has a lot of weeds or crabgrass. What can I do?
If your lawn has a lot of weeds or crabgrass, unfortunately, your lawn is going to need some renovating due to neglect. However, all is not lost, at least not yet. First, the damage to the lawn must be assessed to understand the appropriate course of action. If the lawn is 10-25% weeds, it can be brought back with a year of proper care, which includes the proper preventative care (weed and pesticide control) and fertilizing. If the lawn is 25-50% weeds, it will take a year of care and plus some overseeding to get the lawn back to a healthy state. If your lawn has more than 50% weeds, renovation of the entire lawn is recommended. Yup, you read that right, we recommend starting over from scratch.
Question: What do I do if my lawn has a lot of bare spots?
If your lawn has a lot of bare spots, the first step is to determine and assess the cause of the bare spots. Common causes include fungus, dog spots and dry spots. Once the problem has been determined and fixed either by killing the fungus, building a fence to keep the dogs out or adjusting your sprinkler system, the spots can be seeded.
Question: I've noticed a few brown spots on my lawn, what could be the problem?
If you have noticed a few brown spots on your lawn there are a few causes that could be the problem. If it has been very hot and humid and you don’t have a preventative program, fungus could be causing brown spots on your lawn. If the irrigation system isn’t giving a certain area of the lawn enough water that can also cause brown spots where your lawn is dry. Also, if someone lets their dog urinate on the lawn it can cause dead spots. Brown spots are much like bare spots, once you assess the cause and fix it, you can reseed.
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