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• Lawn Dressing
• Root Growth
• Pest Control and much more..
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Symptoms: Dog spots are round patches about 4 to 8 in. in diameter with dead grass in the middle, encircled by dark green grass. They’re most apparent in the early spring when dormant grass first begins to turn green again.
Cause: Dog urine contains high concentrations of acids, salts and nitrogen, which burn (dry out) the grass roots and kill them. As rain washes the area, the urine is diluted and the nitrogen spreads, causing the grass surrounding the spot to grow faster and turn greener.
Symptoms: Shaded grass will look thin and patchy. Some types of grass actually produce wider blades as the plant attempts to catch more rays. But they also produce far fewer blades, lending a spindly appearance to the lawn. The cold truth is, if your lawn gets less than six to eight hours of sun daily, you are unlikely to sustain lush grass.
Cause: Trees, buildings and bushes.
Remedy:There are no good remedies. You can increase the sunlight as much as possible by trimming trees and shrubs. Also try starting areas in shade with sod instead of seed. The sod will adjust to the lower level of light. Although all seed varieties have their shade limitations, try overseeding your thin area with a shady grass mix.
Mowing seems simple enough, but each time you cut your grass you’re paving the way for your lawn’s success or failure. Mow correctly, and you’ll groom turf that’s healthy, drought-tolerant and thick enough to crowd out weeds. Mow incorrectly, and your lawn will struggle to survive. Time mowings so you’re never removing more than one-third of the total leaf surface (of a single grass blade) with each cutting. Make sure your blade is sharp as well.
Watering Your Lawn:
How much should you water? How often? Proper watering is crucial to having the best-looking lawn on the block. Here are some key points:
- Your lawn needs at least 25-38mm of water per week, year-round, during the winter, too.
- Water deeply 2-3 times per week, rather than daily.
- Water as early in the morning as you can, when possible.
- If you can’t push a 152mm screwdriver into your lawn, you’re not watering enough.
- You will need to water more in the heat, especially if you have a fescue lawn.
- Don’t water so long that it runs down the street.
- If you have automatic sprinklers, check them regularly to be sure you’re getting complete coverage.
- If a brown area doesn’t respond to watering, look for another problem.
102 Reddersburg Street, Rooihuiskraal North, Centurion, Pretoria, 0157
060 710 6883