That’s right! In order to have that luscious green lawn you dream about, your best option is to partner with a pest control company like Hoffer Pest Solutions; and here is why:
Have you been noticing those dry, dead patches in your lawn? Are there patches of soil here and there across the front yard making it look more like a map than a lawn? These are not really the problem; they are just symptoms! The root of the problem is either a pest issue or a disease issue. One way this happens is when insects eat away at your lawn and cause these dead patches. Another common cause of these dry, dead areas is when rodents have decided to use your lawn as their domain; and a third cause is when your lawn is sick with a fungus and eventually dies. No matter what is causing that patchy lawn, fixing it requires that you discover the root cause. You must eliminate the problem before you reseed and fertilize or else you are just giving those pests new chomping grounds or that fungus new areas to infiltrate. Either way, you will be facing the same dreary lawn after all that hard work if the root cause is not found and taken care of first!
Maybe your issue isn’t so much sand patches among a few blades of grass; perhaps your issue is a lawn that has been overtaken by weeds. It is almost certain that a weed problem can be traced back to dead patches. Weeds love that area of dry, seemingly lifeless ground because this is where weeds thrive best. The worst part about this is that once a weed takes root in your yard it will spread like wild fire and consume even the bit of lush, greenness that is left. Again, discovering the root cause (pun intended) of your weed epidemic is vital to eliminating weeds and keeping them from coming back.
Perhaps your lawn isn’t all that bad. It is fairly green and seems ok as you look out across the yard. You could stand in the window and gaze out and think that everything is perfect out there. Until you decide to stroll out across that yard or try to play a game of touch football with the kids. Then you realize that your yard is actually a miniature minefield full of divots and dips. This is an accident just waiting to happen. One false move and you are on your way to the emergency room to get a cast on your leg; or, worse, entering the operating room to have that shattered ankle rebuilt. The root cause you will need to deal with here is most likely burrowing rodents or pesky wildlife.
Here are some tips that you can implement to fix and reseed your lawn:
Expose the soil by removing all the dead grass. Next, roughen up the soil by raking your entire lawn to loosen that hardened soil in preparation for reseeding.
Fill in holes with soil or a planting mix. For larger dips, be sure to dig down and fix the underlying issue before you fill.
Smooth any bumps by rolling them until they are flat.
Remove or eliminate all weeds, rocks, and twigs.
Make sure to choose the best seed for your lawn. Those bargain seeds may seem like a great deal, but they often require a second seeding and tons more maintenance than if you had just purchased the higher quality seed in the first place.
Rake the grass seed into the soil so that it has good contact with the soil.
Apply a starter fertilizer over the fresh seed.
Apply an accelerator. An accelerator will help the grass roots grow stronger, maintain moisture and keep it longer, and germinate faster.
Water your new lawn regularly making sure to keep it evenly moist then slowly cut back once your new grass reaches about two inches.
Mow your new grass only after it is about four inches tall, and be sure to only cut about an inch off.
Apply fertilizer after you mow.
These tips will surely help you to have a gorgeous lawn that will be the envy of all the neighborhood, but all that hard work will be for not if you do not first eliminate the pest or fungus that attacked in the first place. The expert lawn care specialists here at Hoffer Pest Solutions will not only do all that hard work perfectly for you, but we can inspect and safely eliminate all those root causes. If you desire that perfect lawn that will be the envy of the neighborhood, give us a call for your free estimate today!
Serving Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, and all of Broward County as well as Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties, Hoffer Pest Solutions is the ideal choice for all of your pest control and lawn care needs.