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Noticing Trouble Spots in Your Lawn?

Now that warm season grasses like Bermuda and St. Augustine have come out of dormancy and are growing nicely, it’s important to pay attention to any trouble spots that might have sprung up in your lawn.

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Wish your lawn looked this lush?

Problems you may notice in your warm-season lawn include:

Freeze spots: You may remember that it got cold unexpectedly late this winter into spring. And prior to the cold snap, we had warm temps. Those swings in freezing and thawing can damage all turf grasses, but warm season grasses are particularly affected, especially when temperatures drop below 20 °F. If your lawn was newly planted or walked or driven on during intense cold, it could have been damaged even further – which is why you are seeing spots that aren’t greening up normally.

Too Much Shade: Shade trees and lawns are not the best of friends. Most turf grasses need at least six hours of sunlight to thrive. While some grasses, such as St. Augustine and certain zoysia varieties may be somewhat shade tolerant, they do not thrive in shady conditions. Even “shade tolerant” lawngrasses need at least 4 solid hours of direct sun, with bright indirect light the rest of the day to look their best. Lawns planted under large trees may struggle and limp along for a while before thinning out, then dying.

If you have big shade trees, you may need to transition the areas under the canopy to ground covers or mulch, instead of lawn grasses.

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Brown Patch in lawn

Dead Spots: Dead spots in your lawn can occur for many reasons. Maybe it’s a low spot where water always collects. Or perhaps you have extremely compacted clay soil that’s suffocating your lawn’s roots. Or, your lawn may have a fungal disease such as take-all root rot or brown patch -or insect damage from grubs or chinch bugs.

What can you do?

Unfortunately, you may have to replace or renovate certain areas of your lawn that have suffered severe damage. The good news is that well-aerated soils and properly fertilized and cared for lawns are better able to recover from stresses like extreme cold temps, fungal diseases, insect pressures, and excessive rain.

Our SEASONS lawn program helps to create an environment where your lawn is strengthened to withstand stress by boosting soil quality and health through year-round applications of bio-fertilizer.

AERA-vator in action

In addition to feeding your soil, we suggest aeration with our AERA-vator service. This service will help to counteract compaction in our heavy clay soils that is only being compounded by all the heavy spring rains.

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