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Common Lawn Problems and Their Fixes

August 28, 2020 5:17 am

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There are a whole host of common lawn problems, all of which can be fixed with regular tending and the right lawnmower for the job.

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Moss

Moss is one of the most common problems plaguing a lawn. It is a clear indication that soil may be compacted and drainage is poor. A moss killer will remove the moss, but to combat the problem grass needs to be encouraged to grow, as moss is unable to compete for lawn space when grass is in full growth. An aerator should fix the problem. This will put holes down into the soil of your lawn to alleviate compaction, enabling air, nutrients and water to reach the grass roots, improving growth and eradicating the moss.

Weeds

Weeds are a further common lawn problem and are inclined to take root when lawns are left untended. Mowing regularly is the key to a healthy lawn, as each cut allows the grass to grow more thickly. This makes the grass more hard-wearing and blocks out the weeds. The solution is a good lawn mower, such as one designed by Briggs and Stratton parts for which can be easily ordered at https://diyengineparts.com/Brand/1/briggs-and-stratton-parts. Aim to mow three times a fortnight, cutting grass to a minimum height of 2cm, and ensure the blades are sharp. All of this will guarantee a healthy lawn and keep the weeds at bay.

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The elusive mole can be a common lawn problem. These solitary creatures live underground feasting on worms – hence the numerous mounds of soil left dotted across the lawn. This can cause distress to the keen landscaper, despite their tunnels providing aeration to the soil. A solution would be to use a humane trap or organic food matter with an offensive odour such as a pickled egg or garlic placed down the hole. This should encourage the mole to move to a new location.

Bald spots, brown patches and pale lawns are all common problems signalling that your lawn may be undernourished and/or your pets are using the lawn for their toilet. This can be fixed by feeding your lawn with nutrient-rich lawn supplements. Fill in the bald patches with topsoil and grass seed, and do not forget to water. Grass requires two inches of a water a week, and with regular watering and mowing, your lawn will be brought back to health in no time.

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