Have Patchy or Thin Grass? Here are 5 Possible Reasons

As a homeowner, one of the most frustrating and embarrassing problems is patchy or thin grass. If you are noticing that your lawn is looking less thick than it used to look, below are 5 possible reasons why.

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Hard or Compacted Soil can Cause Thin Grass

If you have soil that’s too hard, it will create an environment that’s hostile for your growing grass. When the soil’s packed down, it will prevent the roots from getting the nutrients and air they need for growth, which will cause thin grass. If this is the case, soil amendments or lawn aeration can be helpful

Thin or Patchy Grass Could be Due To Improper Mowing or Watering

Taking care of your lawn by properly watering and mowing it can help with preventing your lawn from becoming patchy or thin. Once you are mowing it properly or giving it the water it needs, you’ll see a huge difference.

Low Amounts of Fertilizer Can Cause Thin Grass

Your lawn needs soil with the right amount of potassium, phosphorus, and nitrogen, and the right pH in order to be healthy. So, it’s a good idea to contact a professional if you aren’t sure about how much fertilizer or the right kind of fertilizer to use on your lawn.

Insect or Disease Can Cause Thinning Grass

Patchy problems also can be caused by insects such as grubs and Japanese beetles or a disease such as powdery mildew.

An Overabundance of Shade Can Cause Thin Grass

Having a lot of shade can contribute to or cause thinning grass beneath your trees or in random places. Even those types of grass seeds that are cultivated specifically to use in shady areas can often struggle if they don’t get ample sunlight. This will result in bare patches, straggly grass, and thinly growing grass.

These are 5 reasons why you might have patchy or thin grass. Are you interested in having a professional come to your home and look at your grass? Contact us and let us give you a no-obligation lawn care quote. We’ll be happy to let you know what we can do for you.

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