What to Do About Yellow Spots in Your Denver Landscaping

July 1, 2020

When the summer is in full swing, you expect your lawn to look great, lush, and green the entire season. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. In fact, it’s normal for lawns to occasionally develop yellow spots even when you think you’re taking perfect care of your lawn and your landscaping. Since it’s so common, it’s vital that you know how to repair the damage and restore those yellow spots in your yard quickly. Your trusted Denver landscape design team is here to help. These are a few tried and true methods to get your grass back in shape.

Inspect Your Lawn Mower
If you hire a professional to mow your lawn, you’ll know that their equipment gets tuned up and maintained on a near-weekly basis. This helps keep the blades sharp and able to cut through your grass without damaging the blades. However, if you mow your lawn yourself, it’s likely that your lawn mower’s blades are dull. Dull blades can lead to dehydration in your cut grass. Over time, those dehydrated patches of grass will turn yellow and die. The best thing you can do is get your lawn mower sharpened at least once a season. This will make it easier to cut your grass quickly while also keeping your lawn from developing yellow spots. 

Pay Attention to Where Your Pets Do Their Business
One of the best things about having a lush lawn is that your pets get to enjoy a soft natural carpet under their paws anytime they go outside. However, your lawn may end up suffering if they use it to do their business every day or repeatedly pee in the same spot. Start paying attention to your dog’s favorite spots in the yard. If the grass is yellowing where they urinate most often, you’ll want to start flushing the area with water. Getting rid of the excess ammonia should be enough to stop the yellowing in its tracks. 

Clear Out Overgrowth
Like most plants, your grass needs plenty of sunshine to grow and thrive. Unfortunately, if you have shade trees, some parts of your lawn may not get enough sun each day. When this happens, you’ll see browning and yellowing of the grass in those areas. The easiest way to help those spots recover is to thin out the overgrowth in your trees and shrubs. Hire an experienced tree service to trim back the branches and give your grass a bit more access to sunlight. Over the course of the growing season, you should see an improvement in those areas. If you don’t, you may want to consider replacing the grass with shade-loving landscaping elements and plants that won’t mind the lack of sun.

Need a Little Extra Help?
If you’re worried about your home’s lawn and want an expert to take a look at your landscaping, don’t wait. Schedule an appointment with our team and let us assess your yard’s condition. If we notice anything that’s clearly causing problems, we’ll help you find a solution that will work for your grass and your home’s landscape design.
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