Common Lawn Problems, man laying on grassKeeping a lawn doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Understanding common lawn problems and what happens when things don’t look right is key to keeping your yard looking great. While every lawn has its share of problems, with a few helpful tips, even a beginner can diagnose lawn problems and know how to correct them.

Understand What is Happening

When your grass isn’t healthy, it will let you know. You will see dead spots, wilting, color changes, or more weeds pop up. If you see any of these changes, your lawn tries to tell you there’s a problem.

To understand what is happening, you must first understand the source. Common lawn problems fall into three categories.

  • Soil Problems
  • Insect Problems
  • Diseases

Identifying Common Lawn Problems

Identifying what’s wrong with your grass can be difficult when some symptoms start from multiple sources. The quickest method to solve the mystery of common lawn care problems is to speak to a local lawn care professional to inspect your lawn. But, ask yourself some of these questions first to determine if it’s time to call in help.

1. Do you see one dead spot in the lawn or many?

Are dead spots found equally in the front and back? If yes, you may have insect damage. Do some digging to see if you can find any grubworms, mole crickets, sod webworms, or chinch bugs. If you find any of these insects, treat them accordingly.  

2. Does the dead area seem to be where your pets frequent?

Dog urine and feces are homeowners’ most common lawn care problems. Some pets may produce a fertilizer effect causing the grass to green up in patches or create dead patches. Here are some ways to cope with dog spots.  

3. Yellowing, orangish-red tinge, or spots on the leaf-bladed indicate a fungal infestation.

Occasional weeds are expected. But, when they become more than a minor occurrence, it’s become a common lawn care problem. Weeds need sunlight to germinate. If your lawn is thinned out from lacking nutrients, weed growth will increase. Causes for thinning include improper fertilization or aeration of the yard.

Professional Lawn Care Help

When you understand common lawn problems, symptoms, and causes, you can more easily identify them when one pops up. Even better, let the Reliable Lawn Care professionals take care of you. We provide quality lawn care and landscaping services in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Springdale, Arkansas.

We look forward to being your lawn care service. Contact our team at 479.502.2192.