Lawn Problems

Lawn Problems

All lawns at some point will suffer from problems, these lawn problems can include moss, weeds, disease, animals and insects, to name a few.

The following sections below include information on all of the most common lawn problems. There is advice on prevention, management and control of all these problems and turf disorders.

It is also worth remembering that most of these lawn troubles can be avoided by keeping the lawn healthy with good lawn care practices.

We discus both the cultural and chemical methods of dealing with each lawn problem and how to prevent them from returning.

Common lawn and turf care problems


Lawn Weeds
Weeds can be one of the most frustrating lawn problems in turf care. Advice on prevention and effective control methods of all common lawn weeds.
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Moss
Moss probably causes more headaches than any other lawn problems. Tips on moss treatment and moss removal using a lawn scarifier or rake.
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Lawn Disease
Although lawn disease is more common on fine sports turf it can cause problems on lawns too. All the most common lawn diseases are covered in this section.
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Soil Compaction
Over a period of time soils can become compacted resulting in poor grass coverage. Once this happens steps will need taking to remedy the situation.
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  Lawn Thatch
While a little is benficial to the lawn, too much will have an adverse effect on the health of the lawn. Advice on one of the most common lawn problems.
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  Moles
Of all the lawn problems moles and are probably the most heart-breaking. Often appearing from nowhere, they can be difficult to eradicate from the garden.
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Leather-jackets
Leather-jackets are the larvae of the Cranefly (Daddy Long Legs). These small grubs can be devastating to a lawn if they are not properly dealt with.
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  Worms and Wormcasts
Although worms are benficial to the soil, in certain cases they can be a nuisance as they produce casts which create problems on the lawn surface.
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  Chafer Grubs
These grubs damage the lawn by eating the roots of the grass plant. They also attract predators such as crows, rooks and foxes, adding further damage.
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Mining Bees
Mining bees can be troublesome from time to time. However their only real crime is they create small mounds of soil. In most cases no control is required.
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