Now that the winter season is gone we can see the days getting longer and the landscape flourishing. Many property owners may observe thinning areas and bare spots on their lawns. The first thing is to identify what the cause of the problem is. There are many variables that affect the lawns development, such as frost during the winter, fungi, grub infestations, pet damage, excessive shade, drought, etc. Once bug infestation or fungi is ruled out, it can be as simple as high traffic in certain areas that can cause lawn damage. Once you have determined the problem then you can find the appropriate solution.
During the winter season property owners are responsible to create a safe environment. De-icing methods and salts used in these products can burn the grass. The best solution is to flush the lawn with lots of water, rake to remove the thatch layer, and then reseed with salt tolerant varieties and make sure to water regularly. This is the same method that can be used if the lawn is exposed to pet damage.
Circular tan patches of grass may or may not coalesce to form a larger patch of what looks like dead grass. Called snow mold, these patches frequently only affect the grass blades alone and not the crown. The best way to resolve this problem is generally by removing the thatch and separating the grass blades. In most cases the grass will grow out of the disease.
Caring for your lawn is a simple yet very detailed task. It can become time consuming and requires a lot of physical labor and knowledge. A little lawn maintenance can go a long way, Clearview Tree & Land Corp. specializes in lawn care and has experienced professionals that take pride in assisting all property owners in caring for their landscape.