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Pro Tips On How To Keep Your Lawn Healthy

Choosing the right sod can help you beautify your home and get the lush green lawn that you always dreamed of. But if you have turf grass or sod on your lawn, there are a few things that can go wrong depending upon how you are taking care of it. Here are a few tips that will help you stay on top of your game and enable you to enjoy your healthy lush lawn! 


White Grubs, Chinch bugs and Sod webworms are some common pests that could wreak a havoc in your beautiful garden. The most common symptoms indicating the onset of these bugs are irregular, dead and dry spots on your turf. Some of these dry spots will first turn yellow then brown. The best remedy for these bugs is chemical control, aerating and spraying insecticides targeted to get rid of these pests. 

Fungus Disease: 

If you happen to notice quickly appearing and expanding dead spots in your previously healthy lawn, chances are that its under fungus disease attack. You can adjust your watering and fertilizing routine and see where it takes you. You can change the timings and frequency of watering and fertilizing and experiment to see what works best for you and your lawn.  

Striped Lawn: 

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 youlawn 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. 

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