Why the Turf on Your Lawn Might be Failing?
You can buy the finest quality turf for your lawn and it could still fail. Whilst it’s more uncommon when purchasing the finest turf, it’s still something which can occur under the right (or in this case, the wrong) conditions. So, what could the reasons be and how might one get past it?
1 – Not enough water
OK, so this might be self-explanatory. However, it is not uncommon for people to overlook the amount of water that their lawn is getting. But how much does it need? Well, if you’re doing it one daily, or every other day then you’re going it too much! So, that could be your issue. However, if you’re not watering your lawn once or twice a week during the hot summer months, then it’s definitely not enough.
2 – You need more fertiliser
Different turf has different requirements. However, if you want your lawn and turf to be as healthy as they can be, then you need to be fertilising them at least 3 or 4 times a year. Follow the seasons and find out from your local supplier which fertilisers to use during which seasons.
3 – Pests
Pests are exactly what they sound like; annoying. They can also cause serious damage to your lawn. Of course, some bugs can go unnoticed in your lawn, so you might need to call for a professional opinion on this. And when it comes to dealing with the problem, well, it really depends on the pest that your faced with.
4 – Your lawn is too shaded
If you don’t get enough sunshine in your garden during the day, then you’d need to invest in a specific type of turf. If you didn’t give that much thought when investing in your turf originally, then that could be the reason why it’s not thriving as well as intended. Of course, you should have been notified of this in the first place, by whoever laid the turf for you. Next time, we would recommend choosing someone reputable and reliable, such as A View Turf. That way, there can be no mistakes in the future.
5 – Fungus is spreading
Fungus and disease can spread throughout your turf, and that is one of the most common reasons why it could be failing. Spring Dead Dot and Fairy Ring are among the most common fungus that grows on lawns in Australia, and so you could be faced with either. How do you prevent them? Watering your lawn properly, mowing it regularly and ensuring that it has been fertilised accordingly.
If you’re unsure if any of the issues mentioned above are what’s causing your lawn to fail, then it is worth calling for professional assistance. That way, they can take a good look at your turf and offer well-informed advice as to how to rectify the situation.