A healthy lawn does not happen by chance. It is the result of proactive and consistent effort. The threats to your lawn are not going to stop trying to cause problems which means that you have to continuously consider what your lawn needs. Proper nutrition will go a long way in helping your lawn stay healthy and strong. But, how do you tell if your lawn is getting adequate nutrition? Three things you can look at to determine if your lawn is getting adequate nutrition includes the number of weeds in your yard, the color of your grass, and the thickness of your grass.
The number of weeds in your yard
Weeds in your yard can be extremely frustrating. They grow quickly and often seem to pop up out of nowhere. Anyone who looks at a yard filled with weeds understands that there is something lacking that allows the weeds to take over. Oftentimes, inadequate nutrition is a factor that allows weeds to thrive in your yard instead of grass. The number of weeds in your yard can help you determine if you need to make some changes in how you are caring for your yard. Grass requires more nutrients to grow than weeds. If weeds are thriving but no grass is growing it is possible that you need to spend some time aerating and fertilizing your yard. Getting the correct combination of nutrition into the soil can help your grass start to grow and eventually crowd out the weeds.
The color of your grass
The color of your grass can also be an indication of how much nutrition it is getting. Green grass is typically a sign of health while yellow or brown grass indicates that there is a problem. If any part of your grass is discolored it may be a sign of inadequate nutrition. Too little water can lead to brown grass and too much can lead to yellow grass. If your soil does not contain the proper nutrients it can cause your grass to die off and turn brown. If there are areas of your lawn that are discolored, you need to take steps to determine if it is missing some nutrients.
The thickness of your grass
The thickness of your grass is another element that can signify health. A thick lawn is a sign that your grass is getting the water and nutrients it needs to grow. A sparse or thin lawn, on the other hand, can indicate a lack of nutrition.
Standing outside and looking at your lawn can tell you a lot about the nutrition it needs. If you have a weed-free, green, and lush lawn then chances are it is getting adequate nutrition. However, a lawn that is thin, discolored, and full of weeds likely needs some attention and fertilizer.