Lawn weeds are horrible; ask your gardeners to use a selective weed killer or granular lawn treatment that states that it will kill lawn weeds.
Especially in autumn and spring where drainage is poor and the lawn is in the shade can become a serious problem. It will be used a moss killer and can be helpful to replant grass seeds on the damaged areas to reinforce your green carpet.
Consist in a layer of dead organic matter at soil level, thatch prevents water getting through and increases the likelihood of disease. Remember that is important to scarify!
Without the correct balanced diet, the lawn will stay weak and pale as it has used up available nutrients in the soil.
How do I fix dead spots in my lawn?
Here’s the process:
- Clear out any dead, matted turf and other debris. Grass will germinate and root best when it comes into contact with soil.
- Loosen the soil. At least scratch the surface, or better yet, dig and loosen the top 2 or 3 inches. …
- Scatter grass seed over the loosened soil. …
- Fertilize. …
- Mulch and water.
What does it mean when your grass turns white?
Powdery mildew disease in lawns is usually the result of trying to grow grass in a poor location. Caused by a fungus, the first symptoms are light spots on the blades of grass that may go unnoticed. As the disease progresses, you’ll see white patches that look as though they have been sprinkled with talcum powder.
Why is the grass dying?
Thatch usually isn’t caused by clippings, which decompose quickly and add healthy nutrients to your lawn. Improper Mowing: Mowing the lawn too short can stress the grass and cause it to turn dry and brown. … Pet spots: If your brown grass is limited to small areas, a dog may be going potty on your lawn
How To Water Your Lawn
Water deeply 2-3 times per week, rather than daily.
- Water as early in the morning as you can, when possible.
- If you can’t push a 6” screwdriver into your lawn, you’re not watering enough.
- You will need to water more in the heat, especially if you have a fescue lawn.
- Don’t water so long that it runs down the street.
- If you have automatic sprinklers, check them regularly to be sure you’re getting complete coverage.
- Water as early in the morning as you can, when possible. Watering early in the morning will ensure that your lawn dries completely before nightfall. A wet lawn at night, on a regular basis, can lead to fungus and disease problems. Also, it’s cooler and less windy in the morning, so you have less evaporation, which will save money on your water bill and take less time to get the water on your lawn.
Do you put fertilizer or grass seed first?
Don’t apply a weed preventer (liquid or granular) or use weed and feed fertilizer when planning to sow grass. You can control weeds only after you have mowed new grass seedlings at least four times. Any weed controls applied when you sow seed will prevent germination or kill immature seedlings.
Rust is a common foliar disease of turf. It is caused by various fungi, usually Puccinia or Uromyces species. Infected areas may produce huge numbers of air-borne spores.
Typical symptoms of lawn rust include;
Affected patches of grass turn yellow
Large numbers of tiny, spore-producing pustules break through the leaf surface. The colour of the pustule will depend on the species of rust and the type of spore it is producing. Most commonly the pustules are orange, but in autumn the fungus may switch to producing black pustules containing over-wintering spores. When walking over an affected lawn, shoes or clothes turn orange as they become coated with vast numbers of spores
Severely affected leaves may turn brown and shrivel, but the rust does not usually kill the grass.
- Feed the lawn regularly during the growing season to maintain vigour
- Avoid high nitrogen fertilisers in the autumn, as the resultant lush growth may be more prone to attack by rust and other diseases such as Fusarium patch
- Mow regularly to reduce the number of affected leaves, removing the clippings
- Improve air circulation by selective pruning of overhanging trees and shrubs
There are no fungicides available to gardeners for the control of rust on lawns.
- Symptom: Circular patches with bright green margins on lawns to which dogs have access
Cause: Female dogs’ urine, in particular, can damage grass
Remedy: Water affected areas immediately. Consult your vet before feeding your dog any of the products that are claimed to prevent damage
- Symptom: Regular brown stripes or patches appearing after feeding the lawn
Cause: Overdoses of fertiliser
Remedy: Carefully calibrate equipment before use. Also, take care to deliver the correct dose evenly. Ideally, spread fertiliser before the rain, or else water the lawn just after feeding. Controlled release lawn fertilisers may be less likely to cause scorch
- Symptom: Dead patches spreading rapidly, often associated with birds pecking the surface
Cause: This suggests that insects are feeding on the grass roots
Remedy: Leather jackets and chafer grubs are the most likely culprits