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The grass on your front lawn is looking dry and yellow, and you’re desperate to fix it. It ruins your curb appeal and makes your business look bad. What can you do?
You can’t return it to a lush green colour until you figure out what is causing this problem. Here are some of the potential causes of your yellow grass and the fixes that you should consider adopting:
Problem 1: Dehydration
Dehydration is a common issue during the hottest days of summer, when the harsh sunlight and high temperatures cook your grass, turning it to an unpleasant shade of yellow. The lawn is thirsty, and you need to give it a drink if you want it to look healthier.
The easiest solution is to water the lawn more often. You should install a top-quality sprinkler system to take care of the grass. It will have a timer that allows you to schedule watering, automatically doing the brunt of the work for you.
If you already have a sprinkler system installed and your grass is yellow, it might be broken. Luckily, there is a great company that offers sprinkler servicing in Toronto that can do commercial sprinkler repair so that your system will be effective, and your lawn will be green once again.
Problem 2: Overwatering
On the other hand, you can get overzealous with watering. Drowning a lawn can do just as much damage as neglecting it. A good rule for maintaining green grass is to only water it when it’s dry — if it’s rained heavily that week and the soil is still moist, don’t soak it more.
This can happen when you’re “winging it.” If you get the right commercial sprinkler system, you can easily find the right balance between over- and under-watering your lawn. Some have rain sensors that will override a scheduled watering so that your grass doesn’t get drenched more than it should.
Problem 3: Dogs
Patches of yellow or brown grass appear when dogs treat your lawn like their bathroom. Dog urine contains high levels of nitrogen, which will damage the grass it touches.
If dog owners are letting their pets go on the lawn while they’re out for walks, put out a sign asking them to keep off of the grass. It will be difficult to enforce. If you witness it happen, ask the owner kindly not to do it again and rinse the affected area with water.
Problem 4: Lawn Diseases
There are plenty of small pests and lawn diseases that dry out or kill the grass it touches. Every solution is different. Take a good look to identify the symptoms and then ask your local garden centre about the best cures available. At worst, you may have to apply a fungicide to the affected areas and amend your soil.
With these key pointers, you can solve the mystery of what is hurting your lawn. You can take the right steps to fix the problem and get that dry, yellow grass to turn green again.