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Learn How To Maintain A Healthy Lawn This Year

by Dan Mckinney

If you own a home, you want your lawn to stay looking great to prevent lawn diseases. A lawn disease has requirements to stay active and to take over your lawn., including the right amount of water and the right temperatures. As most lawns have these things, any lawn can get a lawn disease. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to maintain a healthy lawn, three of which are listed below. 

Mow the Lawn

Make sure you mow your lawn regularly. Mowing removes weeds and keeps the grass blades at the right height. This is important as they need to be at the right height to allow photosynthesis. This also allows for better nutrient absorption. Mowing keeps the grass even so all the grass blades get the right amount of fertilizer and other nutrients.

Take Care of Drainage Problems

You also need to make sure your lawn drains water well. You can do this by aerating your lawn. Aerating is putting holes in the ground to allow air to get through and for water to drain. If you currently use an irrigation system, have it inspected. If you use an overhead spray sprinkler, check the spray heads to ensure they are not leaking. If you use underground irrigation, such as drip irrigation, you need to inspect them regularly. 

Inspect Your Lawn

It is important that you inspect your lawn each week. A good time to do this is after you mow. Finding problems early can help prevent them from getting much worse. Look for grass dying, which will show up as yellowed grass or there may be bare areas. If this damage becomes worse and spreads over your grass, you can have other problems. This is because your grass becomes weaker to allow for other pathogens, insects, and weeds.

Learn Common Lawn Diseases

You need to learn about common lawn diseases, so you know what to look for. This includes learning about different types of weeds that can grow on lawns. Some common law diseases include summer patch, powdery mildew, brown patch, rust disease, and brown patch. 

Common lawn weeds include crabgrass, dandelions, nut sedge, bindweed, white clover quackgrass, cinquefoil, and moss. If weeds are not removed promptly, they will spread and take over the entire lawn making them much harder to remove. 

Hire a lawn care maintenance company to help you maintain a healthy lawn. They can also give you many more tips to help you.