3 Most Common Lawn Problems And How To Solve Them

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January 23rd, 2019   |   Updated on October 29th, 2019

The benefits of having a well-manicured garden is twofold. First, it makes the property far more valuable to potential buyers. Because of this, many sellers spend some amount of time and money just to make the lawn pretty before they put the whole property up for sale.

Another benefit is its ability to cushion the negative impact of stress. Nature has been proven time and time again to have the ability to induce calmness and tranquility in humans. Mimicking nature by planting greenery, albeit in a much more orchestrated manner, is going to give almost the same effects.

But maintaining a garden is not without its problems. Like anything that is worth your while, a garden requires your attention, and there are times that it demands more of it than usual. There is no need to worry because providing solutions is not impossible. In this article, we present three of the most common local lawn care problems. We also suggest ways on how to address them.


1. Pet Urine

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The urine of your pet dogs and cats might contain high levels of nitrogen that causes some browning of your grasses and shrubs. Good thing there are fertilizers that you can use to remedy this. You can just ask your local store about it.

To prevent the same problem from recurring, you may need to train your pets and let them learn in which spots they can play and urinate. Shaping the animals’ behaviors can take some time and effort.

Successive approximation, a method most commonly used by pet parents, needs a lot of patience and planning. If you don’t have time for all this, it will be to your advantage if you can contact a pet trainer near you.


2. Lack Of Sunlight

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We all learned in grade school that plants can make their own food through a process called photosynthesis. For this process to succeed, the plants need water, oxygen, and of course sunlight.

Water can be taken care of by good irrigation. Oxygen is not a problem; if you can live in an environment, there is 100% chance that plants can, too. When sunlight becomes the problem, that’s when some serious adjustments really have to be made.

First, you can prune trees that block the sun. But you have to be very careful because too much pruning can permanently damage the trees. Another option is to opt for plants that do not really require too much sun.

Anthurium is a good example. If all your corrective measures fail, you can just opt to put down gravel over the area with a lot of shade, and just reserve your greening efforts for areas that get more sun.


3. Plants Not Growing As Expected

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When we start working with plants, it’s normal for us to have visions of how they are going to look like. Because of this, we really understand the disappointment when the plants grow to be persistently thin or just not in their best condition.

This might be due to the elements that compose your soil. To address this, you can coordinate with you local agriculture cooperative to help you with a soil test. After this soil check, the representatives of the co-op will recommend corrective measures and even tell you what plants will grow best in the type of soil that you have.

Like anything else, taking care of issues is normal in gardening. All you have to do is keep an open mind so that solutions are easy to find.