As homeowners, many of us strive for the same thing…a beautiful lawn! We want a plush lawn that not only looks great but is dense and healthy at the same time. Unfortunately, for far too many of us, we have patchy areas of lawn that simply won’t grow grass or grows it so thin that it may as well not be there at all. There are many reasons why this could be impacting your yard. Here are a few of the more common reasons why your grass is struggling!


Shade is a wonderful thing for humans in the summertime. Not so much for grass and other elements that require it for growth. We just want to be cool during the hot months. Your grass NEEDS the sun to grow. At a minimum, grass requires four to six hours of direct sun each day to thrive. Direct means it’s not filtered through leaves of overhanging trees. That means it is unobstructed. Look at your shade situation. How much do you have? Check your yard at different times of the day and see where your trouble spots are. Do you need to hire a tree removal company? They can remove the right trees to give your lawn the best sun exposure possible.


Your grass needs more than just water to thrive. It needs the right amount of water at the right time. Over watering your lawn can lead to many problems, including, vital nutrient loss, drowning of your grass’s roots and excessive weed growth just to name a few. Under watering your lawn can lead to fungus growth and yellowing patches. Neither of which are desirable for homeowners! If your sprinklers are part of the problem, contact a local sprinkler repair company to evaluate your spray patterns and coverage. There’s a good chance that your watering schedule is a big part of the problem!


High concentrations of certain types of bugs can lead to patchy dead spots in your lawn. Depending on the type of bug, the course of treatment may be able to quickly eradicate the issue. But this isn’t always the case. Fungal diseases are also a killer of lawns across southern Idaho. In many cases, these are temporary and can also be dealt with by professional lawn care companies. In either disease or infestation, it’s vital not to wait too long before calling for expert help, as time is a significant factor in how much of your lawn will be impacted.


Regardless why your grass is disappointing you, hiring a local lawn care company that is experienced in your area will make all the difference in the world. They can quickly analyze the current situation and give you expert advice on how to remedy the problem. The best part? They’ll even take care of it for you. All you’ll need to do is sit back and enjoy your lawn, like you were intended to do from the very start.