Memphis Lawn Care

by Nate on August 19, 2011

Memphis Lawn Care

Identifying lawn problems, and correctly treating them before they spiral out of control is a fundamental aspect of good Memphis Lawn Care strategy.  Here are some of the most common lawn care problems, and ways to identify and resolve them.

Not enough water. Your lawn will appear a blue-gray color. The individual grass leaves will be rolling in on themselves, and if you walk across the lawn the grass will not spring back, but, instead, your footprints will remain visible. Remedy this problem by giving the lawn at least an inch of water. Place a container in the path of the water ejection. Stop watering your lawn once the container fills up with an inch of water.
Too much water. Water saturation of your lawn can appear in a variety of forms. Insufficient oxygen and nutrient deprivation will make your lawn appear yellow. An over-saturation of water is usually caused by soils with excessive clay, poor drainage, or bad location like a valley between hills. Adding compost will strengthen the overall soil structure and water movement in your lawn.
Grubs. If you noticed a lot of moles in your lawn, it is a good indication that there are grubs(food source for moles). Grubs are the larval stage of the life cycle of many insects. Japanese beetle grubs can devastate lawns in a short time span. The best way of eliminating grubs is to use a naturally effective bacteria known as milky spore. A one-time application can shield your lawn for ten years. You should be able to purchase milky spore at your local lawn and garden store.
Imbalanced pH. The most detrimental effect pH has on soil is the amount of nutrient uptake. Often, the first sign that pH is off is symptoms of nutrient deficiencies in plants. To find out your soil’s pH, have a professional implement a soil test. It’s as easy as one, two, three. You can increase the pH level with lime or decrease it with sulfur. You should do neither without a soil test, as you could be wasting money or harming your plants.

The best lawn care solution can only be determined once you have identified the problem.

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