Can I Prevent Disease in My Yard?

Posted on Jun 29, 2017 6:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

Can I Prevent Disease in My Yard? | The Experienced GardenerA weed here and there in your yard is relatively easy to deal with. However, there are some yard problems that can lead to widespread damage or death to your grass. Disease is one of these problems that can wreak havoc on your yard. If disease is allowed to take hold in your yard it can be difficult to eradicate before it causes major problems. Instead of dealing with disease as it appears your yard will fare much better if you take steps to prevent it in the first place. There are a few things you can do on a regular basis to keep disease from infesting your yard.

Water at the right level

Water is good for your yard when it is at the right levels. But, water can actually lead to disease if it is applied at the wrong level. Overwatering can create a situation where the water does not drain properly. When the water is unable to drain quickly your grass becomes vulnerable. Sometimes too much of a good thing is not a good thing. Under watering your yard can also lead to disease. When the grass in your yard does not get enough water it will be weak. Weak grass is more susceptible to the different types of disease that threaten your yard. Watering your yard at the appropriate level will help you prevent disease.

Cut the grass at the right height

The way you cut your grass can help you prevent disease from taking over your yard. It may seem like cutting your grass as short as possible is a good idea. The shorter you cut it the less often you have to do it, right? On some level that is true but cutting your grass too short can lead to damage and disease. The root systems of your grass will be damaged if you cut it too short. Damaged root systems lead to weakened grass that is more susceptible to developing disease.

Long grass can also negatively impact the health of your yard. Weeds grow faster than grass and will sprout up quickly if you neglect cutting your yard. They can overshadow your grass and deprive it of the sunlight that it needs to thrive. As mentioned before, weak grass is much more likely to become diseased grass. Cutting it at the right height will help prevent disease in your yard. Learn about the grass you have to determine the best cutting height.

Get professional help

Working with a lawn care company can help you prevent disease in your yard. If you have areas that look weak or seem to be at risk they can help you develop a plan to improve those areas. In addition, if any signs of disease appear they can take steps to eradicate the problem before it spreads. Their services may include regularly scheduled sprayings or as-needed sprayings.

Combining your efforts to water and mow correctly with the knowledge of a professional lawn care company will give you the best possible chance of preventing disease in your yard.

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