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Top 3 Lawn Problems and The Sod Solutions

Dec 19, 2018 | Lawn Care

Home improvement doesn’t only include your house. For many Floridians, having a beautiful, manicured lawn gives you the curb appeal that everyone desires.

If you’ve invested in a nice, lush sod lawn, you want to keep it looking its best. In order to do that, you’ll need to watch out for these three problems:

Brown or Yellow Spots

There can be multiple reasons you have brown spots in your yard. One being that your sod needs more water. Another could be animal urine, especially if your furry friend goes to the same spot every day. Either way, increasing the watering times for the brown spots on your lawn will help the sod to heal.

Yellow spots on the other hand might indicate a nitrogen deficiency. Some possible fixes for this is to try leaving grass clippings on your grass after you mow, and fertilize. It could also help to decrease watering, since yellow grass sometimes signals overwatering.

If you’re not sure, call your sod company and ask for support.

Dull Turfgrass 

Maybe your grass doesn’t look in distress, but it seems to be missing… something. If your lawn doesn’t look green and vibrant anymore, you might need to reevaluate your maintenance habits. 

Be sure to fertilize three or four times per year, set your mower at 2 ½ inches or more, and water thoroughly but infrequently to generate longer roots. This could help your sod stay healthier. 

Dead Patches

Thankfully, with sod it is easy to replace dead sections. All you need to do is lay a piece of sod over the dead spot and slice through both layers of sod with a sharp spade. Dig out the dead sod, plug in the new sod, and water it every day for two weeks until it blends into your new lawn. 

By doing this you’ll have a seamless yard and you’ll forget that patch ever had a problem.