Reviving Your Lawn

After a long hot summer, your lawn that was once green and lush may have taken a bit of dive.   Don’t let that brown get you down.  Here are a few tips to get your lawn back to its original glory without having to start completely over.    Start by identifying what is doing the damage and then establish a plan to get your lawn back into tip top shape.
Insects and diseases can cause damage to the lawn.  Take a look at the grass as well as what is below the surface in the roots.   There may be treatments available to eradicate the pest or disease that is damaging your lawn.

Water issues can also harm your lawn.   Check your sprinkler system to be sure that all the lines are working properly, are on the proper timer and covering all areas in need of irrigation.  Be sure that you are not overwatering, as that can be the problem too. A simple soil test can help you determine what your lawn may be lacking in nutrients.   A minor adjustment to your fertilization routine may be just the trick!

Over seeding can help patch up the brown spots of your lawn.  If there is significant damage, you may need to consider starting fresh with reseeding or laying sod.  Another approach could involve getting creative with alternatives such as installing rock gardens or raised beds for flowers or edible gardens.

Proper maintenance can do wonders for any lawn.  Mowing height will have an impact on your lawn’s health as well.  Be sure not to mow your grass too short as it will invite weeds into the mix.   Also, aerating in autumn can breathe new life into a lawn that has been compacted and neglected throughout the spring and summer.

There may be a simple fix for rejuvenating your lawn that you can remedy yourself.   If you need some extra guidance, contacting your local county extension or a trusted landscaping company can also help you in renewing the life of your grass.

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