Your lawn needs sunlight and water to thrive, but too much of a good thing can have a negative impact. If you’re overwatering your lawn, you may notice that it isn’t doing as well as you’d hoped. Complete Landscaping in Tucson can help you address the following signs that you’re overwatering.
Overwatering often provides the extra hydration many weeds need to proliferate, such as dandelions and crabgrass. If your lawn is starting to yellow, but weeds are plentiful, it’s a sign that you could be overwatering your lawn.
Fungi and Mold
Like weeds, overwatering can offer nourishment for fungi and mold that can overtake your grass. If you spot mold or other growths on individual blades of grass, or just discoloration in general, fungi could be growing in spades. Mushrooms sprouting on your lawn may also pose a risk to curious household pets, so don’t ignore this common sign that your lawn needs attention.
Overwatering contributes to the production of thatch, or decomposed plant material. Thatch provides an excellent breeding ground for many types of insects, so be on the lookout for higher levels of bug activity in your yard or around your home.
How to Fix Overwatering
Obviously, you’ll want to stop watering your lawn so much if you notice the signs of overwatering. But just how much water does your lawn need? Our landscaping experts at Complete Landscaping can look at your yard and help you determine the perfect amount of water and the best time of day to water to help it thrive. We can also assist in reversing the damage from past overwatering.
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