Weeds, Disease & Infections in the Lawn
No matter how decorative your garden setting may be, these ornaments can never mask a bad lawn. Weeds in a lawn can be destroyed using a chemical weed killer that is either sprayed or spread into the lawn.
Spray is more difficult to use, because it can only be used on a day with no wind. Wind can cause the spray to spread to your healthy flowers, vegetable and shrubs, harming or killing them. After your lawn has been sprayed, you must feed your lawn to help the grass to thicken up and fill in the bare spots faster.
If you begin with a healthy lawn you will be able to manage weeds much better. Good soil with proper drainage and nutrients for the grass is needed for a healthy lawn. Use a mixture of seeds instead on one single type, as this is more resistant to disease. Excess soil is a problem, as this invites disease. Poor air circulation also harms grass roots.
Do not mow your lawn too closely, as this can create weak grass that can be easily burned in the summer heat. This can bring about fungal attacks.
It is also common practice to water in evenings, but this is actually a bad idea, because if the grass remains wet at night, it invites diseases. Fertilizer should be used on grass in the spring and fall when the grass is most healthy, never in summer when the leaf is tender and prone to disease.
A healthy turf does not mean the lawn will be impenetrable to disease, but they will case less damage. If you suspect insect, roll back some sod, and look for grubs. Insect infestations can be caused by flocks of birds. They drill holes in the ground to feed on grubs, webworms, and other pests.
Moles are not always a common pest, but where grubs are you may find them. Although they eat the grubs, they cause ridges in your turf. These ridges then become tunnels for mice which will eat your flower and plant bulbs, thus harming your garden.