Beware the lawn foe
Warmer weather will be an invitation to weeds, insects and parasites to attack your lawn. Although a well-fed and regularly irrigated lawn anchored into healthy soil can defend itself against such attacks to a wonderful extent, the hands of the gardener and good products are sometimes needed.
Combat broadleaf lawn weeds by manual elimination or from spot treating with a specific herbicide.
In extreme cases, it may be required to perform a blanket application within the whole lawn. This needs to be carried out twice. The initial application will kill off existing weeds but won’t prevent new grass seed from germinating. After you notice this, apply the second blanket spray.
Moles and mole rats
If mole activity is a problem, use a garlicbased mole repellent or even a sonic mole probe. Aside from diligently repairing the damage they occasionally do in a yard, there is no other eco-friendly and humane approach to deal with them.
If you suspect fungal spores like dollar place (bleached spots with visible fungal cobwebs) or fairy rings (dark green rings frequently accompanied by clusters of toadstools), treat the infected areas with a suitable fungicide.
Water early in the morning rather than at sunset or during the night. Foliage that remains wet overnight is susceptible to disease.
Irregular patches of brown dry grass It is not always easy to determine what the cause may be, but generally it’s because of soil compaction — usually a place with high traffic.
Use a fork or spike roller to aerate the area and apply a layer of organic lawn dressing to enhance the soil construction. Attempt to keep foot traffic away from the region until it has recovered.
This can be brought on by pets. If you catch them in
The action, simply hose down the place immediately.
Mole crickets lay their eggs from the soil and their nymphs start feeding on grass roots . Brown stains and small soil piles are signs of intrusion.
An infestation of yard caterpillars causes big dead patches or areas that look like they have been harshly raked. They are active at night and on overcast days. To check if this is actually the problem, leave a damp towel on the lawn overnight.
Lift it early in the morning and when lawn caterpillars exist you’ll see larvae clinging to the bottom.
Both pests can be treated with systemic insecticides. Regular feeding and watering will ensure wholesome growth that will repair the harm.