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6 Common Lawn Problems

Even the best-laid turf grass can develop some minor issues from time to time.

CT Lawns are the grass experts in Brisbane and today we’re going to share with you six of the most common lawn problems, and what you can do about them.

1.  Lack of Sunlight

Some varieties of turf grass need a good deal of sunlight to thrive and survive. If you suspect a lack of sunlight, there are a few solutions.

The first is to check if any of your trees or bushes are casting shade over your lawn. If they are, just give them a good prune. If not, consider choosing a type of lawn that doesn’t need as much sunlight, such as a Zoysia or Sir Walter Buffalo Grass.

2. Weeds

Weeds are a common problem on most lawns. These invasive plant species just love to grow, spread and choke out other plant life. You can pull up most weeds by hand. Just take care to remove their root structure so they don’t grow back. For the more clingy species, or if you just don’t have time, try a recommended herbicide. Always check with a lawn maintenance company to find out if the herbicide will damage your lawn. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

3. Thin, Patchy Lawn

Is your lawn looking a bit threadbare? This is a common problem and is often more because of the quality of the soil. It may be that you need to fertilise and apply a wetting agent to promote lush growth.

4. Diseases

Most diseases tend to bloom in the thatch of your turf. To prevent this, try removing your thatch layer. For fungal infections, you need to be mindful of moisture. Fungus loves breeding in damp, wet and dark environments. Make sure that you aren’t over-watering your lawn.

5. Bugs

Bugs love to eat your lawn. Of course, you want to avoid them at all costs. If you find an infestation of bugs, you can remove them by hand, but for those with large turf areas, this may not be appropriate. Try a natural pest repellent. Spraying a mixture of garlic and pepper in some water will work wonders. Insecticidal soap is another option.

6. Pet Droppings

The chemicals in dog and cat droppings can be quite harmful to your lawn. You may have noticed rings or “burn spots” from where they have done their business. Remedy this by picking up their droppings quickly. The longer you leave it the worse your grass will be. After all, you’ve gone to all that effort to get your turf looking its best.

Need to know more about caring for your lawn? Or maybe you’re after some roll-on turf to replace your damaged grass? Either way, CT Lawns in Brisbane are the people to call. One call does it all, and it’s free of charge! We look forward to hearing from you.

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