Turf disease, insects, and weed control
If you are experiencing turf loss, the first step is to find the culprit.
Start looking for clues to help diagnose your lawn problem
- Chewed leaves and easily pulled up grass is often a sign of insect damage. Some insects affect the leaves and others will attack the roots. Take a close look and you may find your culprits.
- Yellow, Tan, or brown spots may signal you have a lawn disease. The size and shape of the area will help determine the type of disease your lawn is infested with.
- Other signs of dead or injured grass can be from turf stress or nutrient deficiencies
It’s a good idea to survey your lawn often and look for signs of disease, insects, and weeds. If you notice something out of the ordinary, acting quickly will greatly reduce the amount of effort to get your lawn back to its health state.
Lawn problems can manifest from many different sources. Including, poor soil quality, disease, fungus, insects, chemicals and excess moisture. When you have a problem with your turfgrass, time is of the essence. Make sure you diagnose it right away. Often times, if you wait too long you may no longer be able to determine the exact cause. The evidence can fade over time and dead grass doesn’t always reveal it causes. If you notice patches of dead grass, brown spots mushrooms or fungi, give us a call. We can help diagnose the problem and get your lawn healthy again.
Common culprits of turf damage in the Denver South area.
- Billbugs and White Grubs are the most common root damaging bugs in Colorado.
- Mushrooms and Fungi can be fuelled by decaying roots or other organic matter and often show up with damp conditions over a prolonged period.
- Common weeds in the front range include Crabgrass, foxtail, barnyardgrass and goosegrass
Pale green yellow lawns are often misdiagnosed and can be caused by a lack of nitrogen or iron. A regular treatment of fertilizer often does the trick. Remember, the best defense against weeds, insects, and disease is often regular fertilizer and lawn maintenance. Experts agree – a healthy lawn has fewer problems with these conditions and is much better at bouncing back after it’s been compromised. Always start with prevention and then resort to intervention. The fewer pesticides and chemicals we can use, the better off our planet will be.