If your lawn has unhealthy yellow stripes appearing in between healthy green stripes, more often than not, there is an uneven fertilizer application to blame. Make sure to apply fertilizer with a drop type spreader and overlap wheel tracks.
If you feel that the stripes are more of tan brown than yellow, adjust your lawn mower to cut more evenly to prevent scalping.
Thin Grass and Moss Growth:
If your lawn has patches of grass growing very thin in few areas while you notice that moss is growing just fine, you need to get the pH of your soil checked. This problem is often faced by owners of Sod farms in Atlanta. Try to increase the sunlight by pruning trees if plausible. Reduce the amount and frequency of watering your lawn and aerate.
Grass in the shade:
Two common problems with grass in the shade are reduced amount of sunlight and reduced airflow. The problem of reduced sunlight seems so apparent to everyone, but the problem of reduced air movement is equally serious. You will notice grass with long spindly needles. Try trimming some lower branches of trees and think about getting rid of less desirable trees and shrubs. Take care not to overwater the grass in shade as it can do more harm than good. Select grass species that are shade friendly and grow well in shade for these areas in your garden.
Grass in the sun:
We witness poor looking grass in sunlight areas. It could be the result of grass being stressed. The possible factors could be under application or over application of fertilizers. The mower should be set two and a half inches or more and let the clippings lie.
Water the grass thoroughly but infrequently and avoid over watering. Check for grubs as they could be the culprits. Grubs cause problems mostly in the months of May, August and September.
If you do a very good job of taking care of your lawn and still it does not look good, maybe it is time to get an expert advice from Atlanta Sod farms about the genetic potential of your lawn.