Frequently Asked Lawn Care Questions
Taking care of a lawn in Central Florida is not as easy as it might seem. Though there is plenty of rain and sunshine, there actually might be too much of each! Too much water can drown your lawn, and too much sunshine scorches it. It is a hard task just to keep your lawn alive, so cultivating the lush, green lawn you’ve always dreamed about can seem to be nearly impossible. Thankfully, Heron Home & Outdoor is here to help homeowners diagnose and correct common lawn issues.
Why is my grass turning yellow?
There are a few reasons your grass may be turning yellow. In Florida, cinch bugs are a real problem. They live at the base of grass blades and suck the moisture out of them, causing your lawn to look yellow and parched. You also might be overfertilizing your lawn, since excess nitrogen can cause grass to look yellow rather than green. Finally, your lawn could be getting too much direct sunlight and heating up too much, drying up the soil and making the grass look wilted and unhealthy.
How do you fix an overfertilized lawn?
Fertilizer can be extremely helpful for achieving a healthy, nourished lawn, but it can also burn your grass if you use it too much. If you can still see the fertilizer grains, try to pick them up or use a vacuum to prevent them from getting into the soil. Then, the best thing you can do is water the lawn to try to flush out the fertilizer quickly. You’ll want to water for a few days in a row to see the best results.
How do I fix dead spots in my lawn?
If the soil has been contaminated by diseases, fungus, or animal excrement, you’ll need to address the problem before putting down new seeds. Dig up the dead patch, then dig down a few inches into the soil to turn it over. This puts any contaminates deeper into the ground. Then, flush out the hole with water. Now you are ready to put down new seeds or sod. Fertilizer can also help kick-start growth. Try to keep the area as damp as possible for the first couple weeks to give the grass the best chance to grow back healthy and develop strong roots.
Why is my lawn turning brown?
Grass turns brown when it isn’t getting the things it needs to survive: sunlight, water, and nutrients. But, too much of any of these things can also cause it to turn brown, so you need to be sure it is getting exactly the right amounts. If it is getting too much nitrogen, either from fertilizer or dog urine, the grass will begin to brown. Water is the best way to flush out any harmful elements. Also, if it’s too hot and sunny, water can help keep your lawn cool and hydrated so it doesn’t dry out.
Heron Platinum Lawn Care Service
In all of these cases, it can be difficult to diagnose what is causing your lawn to be unhealthy. At Heron Home & Outdoor, we can help you fix the problem and get you a lawn you can be proud of. Our Platinum service is Orlando’s premier lawn care solution, complete with weed treatments, fungus control, grass replacement, micro nutrient spray, fertilization, and much more! Our experts give your lawn treatment a complete overhaul, giving you the best chance to have a lush, green lawn again. Contact us today for a free same-day lawn inspection!
Frequently Asked Lawn Care Questions in Orlando FL and surrounding counties
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