Frequently Asked Lawn Care Questions [2021 UPDATE]

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Lawn care questions for Florida residents - Heron Home & OutdoorTaking care of a lawn in sunny Central Florida is not as easy as it might seem. Though there is plenty of rain and sunshine, we might actually have too much of both! Excess water can drown your lawn, and too much sunshine scorches it. Simply keeping your lawn alive can sometimes seem like a hassle, not to mention trying to get the green, lush lawn you’ve always wanted. At Heron Home & Outdoor, we have decades of experience helping our customers get the lawn of their dreams. We are committed to providing you with all the tools and resources you may need to achieve a beautiful lawn. Today, our experts are here to answer some of your frequently asked questions about lawn care for their Florida property.

Lawn Care FAQ

1. Why is my grass turning yellow?

There are a few reasons your grass may be turning yellow. In Florida, chinch 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 the 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.

2. What is fertilizer burn and how do I fix it?

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.

3. How do I fix dead spots on 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 contaminants 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 of weeks to give the grass the best chance to grow back healthy and develop strong roots.

4. 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’s Lawn Care Service

Dealing with a diseased lawn can be frustrating for any homeowner, especially when so many factors are at play. At Heron Home & Outdoor, we can help you fix the problem and get you a lawn you can be proud of. We are proud to be Central Florida’s premier lawn care experts, providing weed treatments, fungus control, grass replacement, micronutrient 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 our lawn care experts today to learn more!

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