Fix Your Diseased Grass This Spring

Posted on May 24, 2016

Massachusetts landscaping from CataldoThough we might have survived this past winter with very little snow or abnormally cold weather, spring is here and we’re already getting our dose of strange forecasts. Being from New England often means wet seasons, and many homeowners might not even consider how this rainy weather can impact the integrity of their lawns. Cataldo has been a go-to landscaper in Needham long enough to know how important it is to fix diseased grass before it’s too late!

The diseases we’re often referring to when it comes to our lawns during the wet seasons is fungus related. Unfortunately, it can be hard for a nonprofessional to identify specific diseases because they can come in a variety of forms. For example, fungal diseases can be brown patches, spots, discolored rings, slimes, or threads. These diseases can be hard to treat once they reach your lawn, so there are some precautions you can take to help prevent these problems from occurring.

Though we’re moving past the snowy months, it’s important to avoid walking on snow on your lawn. Compacting your snow during the winter can lead to molds and other fungal diseases because of the trapped moisture.

If you’re finding drainage to be a problem when we’re hit with an abundance of rain, there can be a few solutions. Leveling out your yard or using top-dress can help prevent water build up depending on its severity.

Providing air circulation can help avoid some disastrous lawn disease, especially if you happen to be surrounded by mature shrubs and trees. Be sure your grasses are conducive to their environments by planting shade or sun-tolerant options.

If you’re finding your diseased lawn has suffered too much to be repaired, but are still searching for quick solutions, Cataldo Landscape has been assisting with sod installation in Needham, MA for years. We know the ins and outs of landscaping because we’ve your local experts. With more questions about our services and how we can help your yard, please give us a call today at (781) 304-8900.