There are many things that could have happened. Too much or too little water, weather conditions, use of weed control products, and/or poor soil conditions can all be possible causes. Each situation is different, it is best to call and speak with one of our experts to help diagnose the problem.
Grass types can vary, depending on where you live. Cool-season grass types are found predominantly in the north, and warm-season grass types, in the south.
Overseeding simply means spreading grass seed over an existing lawn to thicken the turf. Over time, seasonal stresses such as heat, drought, winter conditions, and pests can cause your grass to become thin and weak. Overseeding is a fast, inexpensive way to help bring your lawn back to its lush, green self.
While overseeding is thickening up a thin lawn, reseeding is a complete lawn renovation. When there is more bare soil or weeds than grass in your yard, it’s best to just start over from scratch. The process for reseeding the lawn is the same as installing a new lawn.
If stored in a cool, dry place, grass seed can last for 2-3 years. However, the germination rate (the number of seeds that will grow) will decrease over time, so you may not get the same results you would if you were using fresh seed. For best results, use fresh product and try to plant it within a year. seasonal stresses in Fond du Lac seasonal stresses in Hortonville seasonal stresses in Appleton
Mowing your lawn with dull or blunt lawnmower blades can tear and damage the grass. It will affect the health of the lawn as well as leaving the lawn a little unsightly.
Whenever possible you should always mow your lawn when the grass is dry and the weather is fine. Mowing wet grass is likely to cause the clippings to clump, the cut will not be as neat as normal and the grass may stick to the underside of the lawnmower and clog the motor. Mowing in the rain or while the ground is still wet has the potential to cause a slip hazard. Best to wait until everything is nice and dry.
Fine lawn clippings can be left on the lawn providing you have not recently applied an insecticide or herbicide.
Warm season grasses like we have here in Queensland like it to be a bit shorter than their cool season cousins. Warm season grasses include Kikuyu, Couch and Buffalo. Never remove more than one third of the grass blade in a single mow and aim for a height of around 35-65mms.