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Common Lawn Problems and How To Fix Them

common lawn problems

If you lawn has spots like this, one of the following common problems could be causing it.

Brown spots showing up in your yard and spreading mercilessly not matter how much you water and fertilize? Keeping your lawn green and lush all summer long is a tall task, but knowing the common problems that hurt your lawn can help you protect your yard. Here are a few of the most common lawn problems, how to deal with them, and some backup if you need it.  

White Grub and Sod Webworm

White grub larvae attack the roots, while sod webworms feed on grass leaves. In both cases, irregular dead spots showing up in your yard are a clear indication one of these little guys is attacking. If you notice armadillos, skunks, or gophers digging around in your yard, it’s because they want to chow down on the white grubs. A big increase in moth presence is a sign your problem is sod webworms. Either way, aerating and treating with insecticide are the best ways to get your yard healthy again.

Dog Damage

If your dog has their favorite spot to take care of business, chances are it’s not the greenest spot in your yard. Dogs, like the rest of us, are creatures of habit that will use the same area in their yard more often. This can lead to dead spots in your yard. The key to avoiding this problem, and keeping your pup fit and happy, is to take them for a walk instead of just letting them go outback. Make sure they are going in different spots on public property and remember to bring bags!

Fungus Disease

This one’s tricky because it usually takes a professional to tell for sure what exactly the problem is. The symptoms are clear, dead spots that pop up and spread rapidly, but the particular disease can be hard to diagnos. Aerating is always a good idea, as is switching up your watering and fertilizing routine. Again, a professional will be able to give you more insight into what your lawn needs to fight the specific type of fungus.

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