How to Fix Dead Grass
Have you been slowly watching your grass deteriorate and are now at the point of no return? Maybe you thought your grass was dormant and now that we are in the middle of summer you are realizing that your grass is actually dead. Grass goes through a lot. It deals with frequent changes in weather, drought conditions, heavy rain, pesticide treatments, and if pets or children are around, it is trampled frequently. It’s no surprise that there are times that grass does not survive. Whether you have numerous dead patches or the entire lawn needs a redo, we want to share some helpful tips to bring your lawn back to life.
Assess the Problem
Before anything can be done to improve your lawn, the first step is to determine what went wrong. Be sure that your grass doesn’t have a disease that needs to be treated or that an animal isn’t destroying your grass. Florida lawns thrive with certain grass types, and if the wrong type is used, it will not grow properly and won’t survive the climate. It is also important to be sure there is no standing water or drainage issue that is causing your lawn to die. Once the problem is resolved, you can move onto treating the grass.
Repair or Replace Grass
Depending how severe your issue is will determine if you want to repair your lawn with grass seed or replace the grass with sod and start over. If you choose to repair, the steps are as follows:
- Dethatch your lawn or rake to remove any layers of dead or diseased grass.
- Aerate or till the soil
- Plant seed
Install Proper Irrigation
Proper irrigation can help ensure that your grass is being watered properly. Many times, under or over watering can lead to severely damaged or dead grass. We would love to meet with you to determine your irrigation needs.
Your lawn will thrive with proper care and maintenance. Be sure to fertilize, water, and mow your grass to keep your lawn at the appropriate height.
At Challenger Irrigation, we have been maintaining, upgrading, and installing irrigation systems for over 25 years. If you have any irrigation questions or concerns and are located in Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, or Citrus county, please call us today to schedule a consultation.