Healthy Lawn | 6 Characteristics Your Lawn Should Have

Every homeowner wants to have a healthy Turf. After all, a dead Turf 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 Turf from a sickly one? Here are the characteristics of a healthy Sod that your Turf should be:

Characteristics of a Healthy Turf

 

1. Darker And More Vibrant In Colour

If the grass in your Turf looks vibrant and alive, then chances are your Sod is healthy. A healthy Turf means getting the right amount of water, sunlight, and nutrients. You must make sure your Sod is receiving the right amount of each so that the grass can thrive and you can enjoy a healthy Turf.

2. No Signs Of Disease

If a good part of your Turf 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 Turf. A healthy turf is a disease-free Sod.

3. Pests Aren’t Found On The Pasture

There may be pests in your Pasture, 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 Pasture. If there are no signs of pests, the chances are that you’re taking care of your Sod 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 Pasture that are bright, yellowish-orange, then the chances are that there’s a chance of your Pasture being burned. This is the result of having your Pasture 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 Pasture  from further burning.

5. There Is Little To No Weed Found

Weeds are harmful to your Pasture 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 Sod weed killer. If your Pasture has little to no weed, then it is a good sign that your Pasture is healthy or on the road to being healthy.

6. Over-Watering Or Under-Watering Isn’t A Problem

Watering your Sod, especially with sprinklers, is a must. However, it’s also possible to overwater your Sod, which would be bad. Also, over-spraying your Sod 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 Sod 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 Sod.

Conclusion

Maintaining a healthy Sod 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 Sod will pay off, especially when you see all of the beautiful results. That being said, if your Sod reflects all of the signs above, you’ve got yourself a healthy Sod. If it doesn’t, it is time to put some effort into restoring your Sod to its former glory!

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