Achieving a beautiful green lawn is more challenging than the average homeowner might realize. There are many factors to consider and most of them are actually out of your control. Thankfully, even the most difficult lawn care issues have solutions and, with the right tools and knowledge, the lawn of your dreams is within reach. Today, our team at Nature’s Select Premium Turf Services, Inc. is discussing the three worst lawn care problems and what to do about them.
Of course, weeds would be at the top of our list because out-of-control weeds are one of the biggest and most common lawn care hurdles. When the soil is healthy and nutrient-rich, it’s very hard to stop weeds from growing just as well as your grass does. The best way to fight weeds is to act quickly and stop them before they start to spread. At Nature’s Select, we use a trademark mix of essential grass plant nutrients, high quality weed controls, and organic and biological products to give you the best weed control.
2. Inaccurate Water Levels
You would think the basic task of watering your lawn would be hard to mess up. However, overwatering or underwatering your lawn – or even watering it at the wrong time of day – can destroy an otherwise healthy lawn. Most lawns need 1.0 to 1.5 inches of water each week in order to thrive. Also, remember that during the summertime, you should be watering your lawn in the morning between 5 AM and 9 AM. Watering in the middle of the day will waste water due to rapid evaporation, and watering at night can encourage fungus to grow.
3. Thin and Patchy Grass
Finally, thin and patchy grass is one of the most common and troublesome lawn problems homeowners face. This might mean your grass has dry spots, brown spots, or is just thin-looking. Typically, thin and patchy grass is a result of poor soil quality. It all starts with the soil! If you find patchy spots in your lawn, act fast and schedule a soil analysis with one of our experts at Nature’s Select. We will use the information to custom formulate and blend the biological material best suited for your lawn. We will then monitor your lawn going forward, inspecting it regularly for any problems.
At Nature’s Select, our program is formulated to give the best results possible while dealing with these, and many other common lawn care problems. Want to find out more? Check out our lawn tips or contact us today at (336) 768-7999 to request your free lawn care estimate. We serve Winston-Salem and the surrounding areas.