Your lawn is the first part of your home that your neighbors and house guests see, and you want it to make a good first impression. This doesn’t mean that you want to spend all of your free time out tending to your lawn, however. Save yourself time and hassle by reading these solutions to the top five lawn care problems.
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Lawn Care Problem #1: Dandelions
While dandelions might be bright and colorful, that doesn’t mean you want them taking over your front lawn. Don’t just pull up the flowers; the root will remain and the plant will regrow. Instead, fertilize your lawn well and pull dandelions up by the roots as soon as you spot them.
Lawn Care Problem #2: Crab Grass
Crab grass can quickly take over even the most beautiful of lawns if you aren’t careful. Fertilize your lawn with corn gluten meal in the early spring, water your lawn regularly and don’t mow your grass too low.
Lawn Care Problem #3: Compacted Soil
If you have children or guests that walk all over your lawn on a regular basis, your soil can become compacted, making it difficult for your beautiful lawn to grow. Rent an aerator to loosen up the soil, or hire a professional if your soil is severely compacted.
Lawn Care Problem #4: Dog Urine
You love your dog, but you don’t love the brown spots your dog’s urine leaves in the yard. Solve this problem by training your dog to urinate in a specific spot in the yard, such as a patch of sand or mulch. Remove brown spots by digging them up and patching them with sod.
Lawn Care Problem #5: Too Much Shade
Planting shady trees all around your yard is a great way to increase your home’s energy efficiency and your comfort level, but it can also cause your grass to whither. Help your grass thrive by pruning your trees regularly and by using only shade-tolerant grass seed.
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