Putting the Green Back Into Your Grass

Posted by nutrilawn

6/18/14 12:37 PM

Did you pull your lawn out of winter hibernation only to find brown, dry grass? You aren't alone. Many homeowners face this problem without any idea what's causing it or how to solve it. Fortunately, Nutri-Lawn Vancouver does have a couple of ideas about what could be killing your lawn. Most of these can be easily repaired with Nutri-Lawn Vancouver lawn care services. Others will require Vancouver lawn care adjustments. Read on to find out how to return your lawn to a verdant state.

Dry with drought

Drought is one problem that needs to be addressed carefully. If your lawn is brown with drought, it's probably not dead. In fact, it's likely in a dormant state. Dormancy is quite healthy for your lawn, and is actually the best option in Vancouver lawn care when water resources are low. As long as your lawn doesn't remain in the dormant state for longer than 6 weeks, your lawn will remain healthy, despite the brown colour.

When you decide that you would like to bring your brown lawn out of its dormant state, or if the drought has ended, simply water your lawn and return to your usual irrigation routine. Make sure you don't flip flop, though. Bringing your lawn out of dormancy only to return it to a sleeping state will damage your lawn. Make sure the drought is completely over before reawakening your grass.

Munching monsters

Another common reason for a brown lawn is an insect infestation. If you have little munchers in your lawn, the first thing you need to do is to detect what species has infiltrated. Sometimes this is as easy as spotting one of the pests in the yard. Otherwise, get a can that has had both ends removed and press it right side up into your lawn. Fill it up with warm soapy water, and wait for the little insects to appear. You may even be able to figure out what's attacking your lawn simply by examining the damage.

However, even with these tests, there are myriad possibilities. If you're seeing insect damage, it's best to call the experts at Nutri-Lawn Vancouver to have them diagnose the issue. It is impossible to treat the damage until you are aware of what is causing it.

From there, you can include insect control into your Nutri-Lawn Vancouver lawn care services. We'll be able to tell you if it's a subsurface or surface infestation, and treat accordingly. One of the more common insect problems for June and July are grubs. Nutri-Lawn Vancouver uses beneficial nematodes to effectively and organically eliminate grubs from your lawn.

Deadly diseases

Diseases and mould often arrive following the winter months. These deadly trespassers love the dampness from snow build up, and the vulnerability that comes after the great thaw.

You can do a couple of things to prevent this. The first: Dethatch. Thatch is the build up of organic material that has struggled to decompose around the surface of your lawn. It's a perfect breeding place for disease, but can be broken down with core aeration.

Next, make sure there isn't any stagnant water sitting on your lawn. Irrigate in the early morning, rather than at night. The cool pre-dawn temperatures will offer the chance for water to be absorbed, while the nearing sun will suck up any excess.

If you're still struggling with a brown lawn despite your Vancouver lawn care efforts, call Nutri-Lawn Vancouver to get the problem sorted. Begin on your individualized program of Nutri-Lawn Vancouver lawn care services today with a complimentary quote.

Topics: The Grass Expert, Vancouver

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