When your lawn starts to turn yellow, it can be for many different reasons. It can be as simple as a moisture shortage or as involved as a disease. If you are watering your lawn but it continues to struggle, it’s time to take a closer look. In our last blog, we explained how incorrect herbicides and drought can permanently damage a lawn unless the proper action is taken. Today, we want to look into two more of your lawn’s enemies.

DOG URINE

Maybe you own a dog. Maybe your neighbors walk their dogs past your lawn and you’re seeing yellow spots by the sidewalk. Dog feces and urine both contain a lot of nitrogen, which burns the grass and turns it yellow when the dog repeatedly uses the same spot. Unfortunately, the only solution to this issue is to keep canine excretions off the grass entirely. You can do that by dedicate a gravel area for your own dog to use. If your neighbors are an issue, try putting up a polite sign or installing a picket fence to keep the dogs off your lawn.

INSECTS

If you’re getting enough rain and sun but your grass is still struggling, it’s time to get close to your grass and see what’s up. If you see holes, weird spots, or eggs, it means you have an insect problem. Insects will feed on your grass and parasitically deprive it of nutrients. Contact the pros for proper insecticide treatment.

Cunningham Lawn Care is your closest ally when it comes to your yard. Contact us for lawn maintenance in Conway and beyond today!

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