3 Major Threats to Your Lawn and How to Fix Them

When it’s green, lush, and well-manicured, your home’s lawn can be one of the best features of a home. Often, the home lawn is the pride and joy of homeowners as well.

Therefore, as a feature that can lower or heighten your home value, it is imperative that the proper steps are taken to not only fix your lawn but to maintain its appearance year-round.

These are some of the most common threats your lawn faces and how to fix them.

Pests

Unfortunately, pests are going to be a common threat to your home. There is no stopping them, but you can diminish the damage they cause. Some of the most common of these pests include lawn grubs, chinch bugs, and fire ants.

The first thing you can do to begin protecting your lawn from these damaging critters is to identify which pests you have exactly. For example, chinch bugs are most often found within lawns that contain turf grass. They are sap-sucking pests and tend to feed on your grass blades.

Knowing what type of pests you have can allow you to communicate better with your pest control professional.

Weeds

Weeds are not only an eyesore, but they can also cause some serious damage to your lawn. According to Turf Fox, if you don’t take care of weeds early, they can destroy your landscape and can cost you in lawn maintenance.

However, most people will tell you that attempting to deter such pests from growing by spraying chemicals isn’t any better. Therefore, should you invest in natural weed killers or stick to the strong stuff that is guaranteed to destroy them?

Although the debate is still ongoing, the best way to protect your lawn from weeds is to prevent them from spreading in the first place.

Tree Stump Roots

You might think that the tree stump on the corner of your lawn isn’t going to do any damage. The fact is that those roots are still there and can still grow even after the tree has been cut down.

These roots can cause serious damage to not only your lawn’s landscape but potentially also to any water pipes buried beneath it. According to Jacksonville Tree Service, the best solution to eliminate this threat is to hire a professional team to come and to remove the stump altogether.

A home’s lawn is often the first thing people will notice when they arrive at your home. Therefore, it is no surprise why homeowners invest so much time and money into making sure that their lawns look their best.

Simply adhere to the list above to begin to understand the different threats that your lawn faces and how to deter them from coming to fruition.

Maire Shield
 

Maire Shield worked for 15 years as an interior design consultant in Albuquerque and is now retired after selling her business. She now shares her experience and knowledge through blogging to help other people create a beautiful home for themselves.

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