Yellow grass becomes common during the fall months. But, common doesn’t mean healthy.
If your yard could double as a miniature cornfield, then you may want to address it. (And if it’s happening in the spring and summer, you’ll definitely want to address it.)
In the following article, we’ll be discussing ways you can do so. But first, let’s get an endgame in mind. What should grass look like?
The short answer: not yellow. The long answer: green and lush, like a thick carpet.
Grass blades that don’t fit the bill could be unhealthy for a number of reasons. Thankfully, much of it’s within your control.
Top Causes of Grass Turning Yellow
Grass making that dreaded turn is dying. There are many causes as to why. Here are the most common:
Not Enough Sunlight
There may be large trees blocking most of the rays, resulting in yellow patches throughout your yard.
Not Enough Water
Drought seasons can make it difficult for grass to grow, and if you’re not making up for it artificially, then a change is going to come (and not for the better).
Weeds are not just problematic for gardens. They also can be a sign you’re not mowing enough or you didn’t do anything about the heavy leaf fall during the fall and winter. You can make up for it by more mowing and raking.
Fertilizer usually is a good thing, so why do people get so irate when a dog urinates on their yard? It probably has something to do with the fact urine isn’t a fertilizer. Urine can cause “lawn burn,” or discoloration in patches that are hard to get out.
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How to Make Grass Green
We briefly touched on it some above, but let’s take a closer look at how we can improve the health of our grass. These tips are good no matter what the season.
First, consider removing trees that are problematic and replanting elsewhere. If you can’t bring yourself to cut down a tree, trim back the branches so more sunlight gets through.
Then, post signs asking dog owners to keep their pets from using your yard as a toilet. If the signs don’t work, consider installing fencing or going to the person (if you know them) and asking directly.
You can also install a sprinkler system or set up sprinklers in an area where they can easily water the yellow portions of your yard. Conserve water in other portions of your home or property so your bills don’t skyrocket.
Or, you could use a weed killer. Buy a rake. Incorporate both to ensure the healthy grass isn’t getting choked out like a hapless MMA fighter caught in a rear-naked choke.
And finally, don’t let it get away from you. Changes to your yard can happen quickly as you get caught up in day-to-day responsibilities. Stay vigilant!
Yellow Grass Is the Neighborhood Eyesore
You don’t want to be the neighbor responsible for yellow grass. Make sure you’re doing everything you can to avoid it. And, remember to take quick action when you notice the first signs, especially during the winter.
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