No matter the season, your property’s landscaping needs routine maintenance. Our Nashville landscaping pros get a lot of questions about lawn care and maintenance throughout the year, so we decided to compile a list of the common problems we hear about. Ready to learn from the experts how to keep an aesthetically pleasing, healthy lawn?

Treating Brown Patches

When you think of a lawn that’s well-kept and cared for, green grass usually comes to mind. So, if your lawn has brown patches, you might want to consider changing up your lawncare routine.

Brown patches are often referred to as “splotchy” spots across a lawn. While they’re mostly associated with dryness, they can also be caused by an excess of nitrogen and water.

Can You Treat Them?

Yes! The good news is brown patches are just fungus, which can easily be cared for and treated.

Our experts say the best way to treat them is to make sure you’re not overwatering your lawn. There are also disease-control formulas available to purchase and spread over your lawn. It typically takes 13-14 days to fully cure them and get back to the luscious greenery you desire.

Irrigation Maintenance

Everyone’s lawns look different. However, one thing every lawn has in common is they need to be watered. To properly care for your lawn, our experts recommend checking your lawn’s irrigation about once a week to keep up with how it’s looking. Here are a few things to look for:

Signs of Overwatering

  • Standing water
  • Yellowing or discoloration
  • More insects
  • Fungus and weed growth

Signs of Underwatering

  • Discolored leaves and dry edges
  • Brown patches
  • Slowed growth
  • Change in grass blade shape

Can It Be Fixed?

The best thing you can do is watch your lawn and adjust the water levels. It’s that simple! If you’re overwatering, take it down. If you’re underwatering, take it up. Once you find that sweet spot, your lawn will start to see improvements.

Bed Definition and Edging

One of the biggest differences between a quality landscape and a decent landscape is the definition of beds and turf space. Landscape beds are the plants and shrubs that are separated from the turf. They give lawns a more finished look, especially when there’s a clear, physical barrier between the two areas.

Are They Difficult to Maintain?

Not too difficult! Our experts recommend using a simple shovel- cut edge. Cut into the bed by pressing in with a shovel, follow a clean consistent line around the bed, and remove any extra layers of sod. Doing this at least once or twice a year will keep that gorgeous bed definition.

It’s best to be proactive with your lawn care maintenance. Unsure of where to start? That’s alright. Our team of residential landscaping experts are happy to talk with you and answer any questions you might have.

Click the link below to schedule a free consult with the Greathouse Company. We look forward to hearing from you!