3 Reasons Your Lawn Is Dead

Posted on: 31 August 2015

If you are like most homeowners, you probably want your yard to be thick, luscious, and green. Even though it might seem simple to get the perfect yard, though, it is more work than many people realize. Here are some of the common reasons why your yard may be less than perfect.

1. You Are Mowing at the Wrong Length

When you mow your yard, it is important that you are doing it at the perfect length. Mowing is not just to make the yard look nice and easier to walk in; cutting the grass helps to keep it healthy and ensures that it gets the proper amount of nutrients.

When you mow, you should be cutting the grass so that there are at least  2 to 2 1/2 inches of length left. If you go any shorter, you can damage the grass. This is why you should set your lawnmower at a certain height and don't change it if at all possible. In addition, when you mow you should try to leave the grass clippings as often as possible. These clippings will act as fertilizer. If you bag the clippings every time you mow, you are depriving your grass of great nutrients.

2. You Are Not Watering Enough

When you water your lawn, you should be sure that you are giving it plenty of water. This doesn't mean that you have to drench the yard every day. Instead, you should be giving the water a couple really good waterings each week. When you do water the yard, make sure that it gets drenched.

When you water you should always do so in the mornings. If you wait until the afternoon the sun will evaporate the water so that the grass doesn't get enough. If you wait until the evening or night, there won't be enough sun and you risk flooding the yard. By watering in the morning you allow the yard to get plenty of water. Then the sun can help to remove any excess water that is pooling by the roots.

3. You Forgot to Treat For Pests

Just like there are pests in the home, there are also pests in the yard. You could have bugs that are eating the grass, so even if you are doing everything right, the grass will still look dead. This is why you should be spraying for bug control annually to ensure that there are no pests ruining your yard.

By understanding what is causing the problems in your yard, you can avoid them and have a beautiful lawn. For more help and advice, contact a representative from a landscaping service like Glynn Young's Landscaping & Nursery Center.