If it’s a really dry British summer, many of us have unattractive yellow lawns. This is mainly due to our conservation efforts with regard to water and the good old hosepipe ban, but Greenfield can help you turn a yellow lawn green again.
Common Yellow Lawn Problems
Yellow lawn problems could stem from a host of conditions. The most common is dryness but excess nitrogen is another. This is most frequently from over fertilizing.
Nitrogen enhances green, leafy growth and is a necessary nutrient for a healthy lawn. However, too much nitrogen can cause a lawn to yellow. This is because it burns roots and changes the pH of the soil. This creates issues with the roots’ ability to uptake other nutrients and water. Always water in fertilizer deeply.
Another potential cause is heat and sunlight. Excessively hot weather and areas that are exposed to full sun all day will dry out quickly, and the heat stresses the lawn. This results in yellow areas.
If you are able to water frequently and still have a yellow lawn, then you may have to get down on your hands and knees to find the culprit. Small larvae or insects could be chomping on grass roots and affecting the colour or there may be a disease. Look for patterns when determining if you have any yellow lawn diseases.
Faded, yellow turf grass can also stem from disease or deficiency. Lack of nitrogen or iron will cause the green to fade. A soil test can indicate if there are any deficiency areas and then you can correct them with a plant food.
After you have figured out why your lawn is faded, it is time to figure out how to turn a yellow lawn green again. The easiest way is to give Greenfield a call and we’ll sort it all for you. With good lawn care you can enhance the health of the grass so it has the strength to combat any pest or disease problems.