Top 5 Most-Frequently Asked Lawn Care Questions

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Our backyards serve as a relaxing sanctuary and a place to spend time in nature and with family.

But, take a moment to examine your yard. Is your grass filled with weeds? Do you yearn for a lush lawn? How does your family utilize the outdoor space? Every homeowner wants a beautiful yard but finding solutions to grass that doesn’t look healthy can be daunting.

Homeowners have endless lawn care questions, but thankfully professionals are here to provide answers. To help you create a healthy backyard, our professionals compiled the top five questions people ask about their lawns which include:

  1. Why does my grass grow unevenly in spring? Most lawns contain a mix of different grass types and require a balance of sun and water. If not properly watered or overshadowed by landscape design features, lawns can begin to grow unevenly in spring. To best reduce the likelihood of an uneven lawn, cut grass 2 to 2 ½ inches to remove winter and dormant debris during the initial mow. Then, after the first cut, trim grass 3 to 3 ½ inches to maintain even growth.
  2. When does my lawn need seed and fertilizer? The timing and frequency of seeding and fertilizing depend on the type of grass and geography. For example, southern, warm season grasses have different management needs when compared to a northern, cool season grass. To create a healthy yard through proper seeding and fertilizing, homeowners should consult with a professional.
  3. Why does my lawn have so many brown spots? Brown spots in your lawn can be caused by a variety of issues such as dry areas, over watering, pet damage and mower tracks. After identifying the initial cause, professionals can address and eliminate brown spots providing homeowners a consistent and healthy lawn.
  4. How do I get rid of crabgrass? Crabgrass is a weed that thrives in the heat and can severely limit the development of seedlings. The most effective way to prevent crabgrass is through early proactive weed control. Consulting a professional should be the first step when tackling this technical process.
  5. Why is my neighbor’s yard greener than mine? Creating a healthy lawn is a science and every lawn is different. From achieving the right pH balance and applying fertilizer to banishing weeds and repairing brown spots, proper lawn care requires a professionally crafted, custom plan for your individual lawn.

Your lawn is more than a beautiful, lush landscape design element. Grass plays a vital role in capturing dust, absorbing unhealthy water runoff, producing oxygen and reducing noise levels, so it’s important to properly maintain your yard with the support of a professional.