Every homeowner wants to have a healthy lawn. After all, a dead lawn will only hurt the property’s curb appeal and its potential value. That being said, though, maintaining a lawn isn’t easy, let alone one that’s healthy and stunning!
Despite that, how can you tell a healthy lawn from a sickly one? Here are the characteristics of a healthy lawn that your lawn should be reflecting:
Characteristics of a Healthy Lawn
1. Darker And More Vibrant In Colour
If the grass in your lawn looks vibrant and alive, then chances are your lawn is healthy. A healthy lawn means getting the right amount of water, sunlight, and nutrients. You must make sure your lawn is receiving the right amount of each so that the grass can thrive and you can enjoy a healthy lawn.
2. No Signs Of Disease
If a good part of your lawn is dead and dying, this could signify several diseases. The only way to know if this is the case is to take a sample of the grass and check it out with a professional. If there are diseases spotted, you will need to take the appropriate action to protect your lawn. A healthy lawn is a disease-free lawn.
3. Pests Aren’t Found On The Lawn
There may be pests in your lawn, which can eat away at your grass, leaving a lot of dead grass behind. The only way to know for sure is to do an inspection and find out what’s invading the lawn. If there are no signs of pests, the chances are that you’re taking care of your lawn well. However, if there are signs of them, you need to deal with them right away to protect your lawn.
4. There Are No Signs Of Burning
If you see areas or patches of your lawn that are bright, yellowish-orange, then the chances are that there’s a chance of your lawn being burned. This is the result of having your lawn’s pH out of whack. You can raise or lower the pH level with appropriate fertilizers and chemicals, but first and foremost, you need to address the root cause of the problem. Doing this will help ensure that you protect your lawn from further burning.
5. There Is Little To No Weed Found
Weeds are harmful to your lawn and your property in general. In addition, they can affect the curb appeal of your home and its value. That’s why it’s essential to take care of any weeds as soon as possible. The best way to do that is to use the right lawn weed killer. If your lawn has little to no weed, then it is a good sign that your lawn is healthy or on the road to being healthy.
6. Over-Watering Or Under-Watering Isn’t A Problem
Watering your lawn, especially with sprinklers, is a must. However, it’s also possible to overwater your lawn, which would be bad. Also, over spraying your lawn with water could prevent the roots of your grass from taking in the nutrients that they need, which would cause yellowing, as well as death.
On the other hand, if the grass in your lawn is dying, it may be due to under-watering. If the roots of your grass can’t take in the water they need, they will not be able to give off the nutrients they need to the rest of your lawn.
Maintaining a healthy lawn may sound simple and easy, but it’s not. Making sure your grass is healthy takes time and effort, but it’s worth it. All of those hours you put into the lawn will pay off, especially when you see all of the beautiful results. That being said, if your lawn reflects all of the signs above, you’ve got yourself a healthy lawn. If it doesn’t, it is time to put some effort into restoring your lawn to its former glory!
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