Four Elements that Pose a Threat to the Health of Your Lawns

Posted on Jan 30, 2020 9:00:00 AM by Fran Oneto

Four Elements that Pose a Threat to the Health of Your Lawns | The Experienced GardenerThe health of your yard is under almost constant attack from threats such as weeds, disease, and pests. These threats can cause your yard to look bad, become unhealthy, and even die off. Another big threat to your yard is neglect. If there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done you may find yourself skipping important lawncare tasks. Each of these four elements threaten your yard in different ways but the end result is the same – a yard that is unhealthy and doesn’t look as good as you would like. 


Weeds are fast growing plants that typically have shallow roots. They can soak up water and nutrition more easily than some of the other plants in your yard with deeper roots. This can cause serious problems for the other plants especially if they are young or require a lot of nutrition. Weeds are an eyesore and have the ability to pop up quickly. They grow faster than grass and often show up long before it is time to mow the grass again. Weeds can add a significant amount of time to your lawncare duties if you are not proactive with treatment. Chemical weed control is a treatment option that can help kill off current weeds and prevent more from popping up. 


Disease can cause widespread damage or death to your lawn. Common signs of disease include patches of brown grass and weak growth. Disease can spread across a large portion of your yard before you realize that it is causing damage. Chemical disease control and preventative maintenance are the two best ways to prevent disease in your yard.


There are several types of pests that are a threat to your yard. Some of these pests will eat away at the blades of the grass while others chew on the roots. Burrowing pests can completely destroy large sections of your lawn’s root system as they move around. Pests will always be trying to invade your lawn which means you must stay on guard against them. Regular chemical pest treatment and prevention will help protect your yard from this threat. 


Neglect can have a big impact on the health of your yard. Having a healthy lawn involves more than keeping it mowed. You need to actively protect it from outside threats and provide it with additional nutrition as needed. The reality is that most people do not have time to give their lawns the attention they need. If you fall into that category, consider getting the help of a lawncare professional.

Protecting your lawn from threats is not a complicated process when you use the services of a lawncare professional. You can set up regularly scheduled services designed to keep threats like weeds, disease, and pests out of your lawn. Get in touch with the pros at The Experienced Gardener to schedule services and start protecting your lawn.

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Topics: Spring Yard Care, Lawn Care