This year has been a tough one in every aspect – including lawn care in Weston, MA! With the extreme heat and water bans in many towns, many homeowners are stuck with crunchy brown yards. Luckily, you found our team of experts at Cataldo Landscaping! Because we love a lush green lawn as much as the next person, we’re taking this opportunity to provide you with a few tips on taking back your grass!
Figure out the problem
Sure, hot weather and water bans are an obvious reason your grass isn’t up to par, but what if there’s more to the story? It’s important to take the time to really look at your lawn and figure out if there are underlying issues. For example, the presence of grubs may be the reason you have brown grass. Is your lawn grass in spots, or all over? Spotty brown spongy areas are a sure sign of grubs, and you’ll want to treat those before worrying about anything further.
However, your issue may not be grubs. Maybe your lawn has too much or too little amounts of shade. If this is the case, talk with your local team of professionals about possible solutions. Whether you create a manicured landscape or plant shrubs that will thrive in the setting, the possibilities are endless.
Creating a plan of action
Once you’ve determined the issue, it’s time to get to work. For the sake of this article, we’re going to assume there are no grubs, and your lawn just needs a good old fashion refresher.
You’ll want to start by tackling weeds. There’s no sense in wasting time trying to create the perfect lawn when you have weeds taking over. With a quick visit to your local hardware store, you’ll find a myriad of options to resolve things like crabgrass. Once the weeds are gone, you’ll want to remove the dead grass with a manual or power rake, depending on the size of the area.
Power raking doubles as an aeration system, which allows you to refresh your soil with ease. At this point, it may be best to consider testing your soil. This simple test will determine your current pH and alkalinity, allowing you to make the proper adjustments. Again, a quick trip to your local lawn supply store will provide you with a multitude of solutions.
Next, we’ll seed. It’s imperative that you pick the right type of grass, follow directions, practice patience, and water according to the recommended schedule. Try staying off your lawn for several weeks to give the new grass time to establish a strong root system.
At Cataldo Landscaping, we provide superior lawn care in Weston, MA, and surrounding areas. If you don’t have the time or patience to have a go at your crunchy brown lawn, give our team a call at (508) 359-8900.