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Common Lawn Problems and Solutions

It is safe to say that you want to have the lawn of your dreams, but your desires can be faced with problems. There are many common problems that might negatively affect your lawn but fortunately, Top Cut Lawn Care Service can help you at not just identifying these problems but also assists you with effective lawn solutions. Below are many common lawn problems we come across during our lawn services:

Your Lawn Does Not Get Enough Sunlight

If you lawn is not growing in some areas, you may need to:

  1. Trim the shrubs or trees that are blocking the sunlight.
  2. Move your furniture, such as chairs or umbrellas, if they are blocking sunlight.
  3. Change the type of grass to one that grows better without much sunlight, often referred to as a shade mix.

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Weed infestation

There are two types of weeds: grassy weeds, like fox tail, crabgrass and other weeds, and the other type are broad leaf weeds, like clover,dandelion, chickweed or other weeds. So it is required to take precautionary measure in order to avoid weed infestation.

Insects and Arachnid infestation

Arachnids (8-legged bugs) and insects (6-legged bugs) can damage your lawn, rummaging through the dirt, chomping up the blades of grass and biting humans and animals around the lawn. Pest infestations can cause different lawn problems and even be dangerous at times. Make sure your lawn is well-protected and set up to avoid infestations from growing.

Drainage Problem

If your lawn does not drain properly, it may cause other lawn issues. For example, it may happen that you are getting too much water in one part of your lawn, and too little in other spots. Standing water can be a breeding ground for pests such as mosquitoes, which are a very large nuisance.

Lawn Diseases

There are different diseases that can hurt your lawn, diseases such as fairy ring, snow mold and many others can hinder the lawn you worked so hard for. Because there are so different types of lawn diseases, it is difficult to treat the problem directly. The most effective way is keep your lawn properly maintained throughout the whole year. With regular fertilization, mulch installation, proper watering and mowing your lawn, you can make sure that your plants are strong enough and have the required nutrients to ward off many types of diseases.

Pest Control

Mice, groundhogs, moles, voles, skunks and raccoon are among the various animals that may be running around your lawn and causing damage. Controlling animals also includes insect control, because animals such as moles feed on grubs, and burrow through the lawn to get at them.

Lawn Growth Issues

There may be many reasons due to which your lawn may not be growing as thick and lush as you would like. You may need to have your lawn water differently, reseeded or overseeded, or have fertilizer applied. You lawn may have one or more of the above-mentioned problems affecting it or you may require to have a different type of seed planted in your lawn. Whatever the problem you should speak to Top Cut Lawn Care Service to help diagnose the problem and work with you to get your lawn growing the way it should.

Solutions to Lawn Problems

Once your lawn is acquiring the appropriate nutrients and water, and being regularly mowed and aerated, it will be less susceptible to many common lawn problems like diseases, weeds and insects.

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