Why Your Grass is Yellow and How to Fix It

Why Your Grass is Yellow and How to Fix It

This is one thing we hear from our customers all the time: my grass is yellow, and I don’t know what to do.

It is all too common for grass to turn yellow, yet it happens for a variety of reasons. Luckily, there are certain steps you can take to get your lawn back to a healthy green!

Why is your grass yellow?

The most typical reason why grass turns yellow is — you guessed it — water, or lack thereof. As a result of inadequate irrigation, your grass has likely wilted, and turned several shades of yellow.

Another common occurrence is an issue with the soil itself, or what nutrients it’s not providing to the grass.

Then finally, you’ll want to ensure the type of grass you have on your lawn isn’t turning yellow because it’s supposed to — some types of grass do!

How do I fix a yellowing lawn?

First, start with water: if your grass doesn’t have proper irrigation, you’ll want to check that your sprinkler is truly covering the entire property.

Oftentimes, yellow grass arises in patches of grass that are either not getting any water, or in parts of sunlight that are particularly strong, and need more water. So, adjust accordingly, based on your own observations.

Nutrient care also plays a major role in grass health: you’ll want to ensure you’re not spreading the fertilizer irregularly, so that one part is getting more or less than the other. Make sure you have a system in place that distributes the fertilizer evenly, so all your grass is maintaining its proper diet.

Last but not least, the breed of grass has the easiest fix: find out what it is!

If it’s meant to go yellow in the summer, then have no fear. You’re just witnessing part of its life cycle.

Now that you understand your yellow grass more, you’ll be able to fix it in no time! If you need any help with the irrigation, call on Suburban Lawn Sprinkler Co. Call us at 508-872-2727 today; we’d be happy to help you design an efficient sprinkler system catered to your needs!

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