Proper lawn diagnosis is the key to solving any turf issues you have. Without knowing the problem, and sometimes there are several, it’s difficult to appropriately treat the lawn. Often, people try to determine the problems they’re having on their own, only to throw away money on products that are not meant for their lawn.
So how do you get a sample from your yard? Is it really worth the time and effort?
How to Get a Lawn Diagnosis Sample
Using a flat shovel, cut out a 6- to 8-inch square of sod to bring to the Garden Center. Ideally, try to get a piece that has some good grass and some bad for comparison. Additionally, make sure the sample has about 2 inches of soil so our staff can offer a thorough evaluation. You can place your lawn sample in a clean plastic bucket, pail, or bag.
The knowledgeable experts at Warren’s can diagnose everything from brown patch, take-all patch, and chinch bugs to sod webworms, over-watering, under-watering, crab grass or nut grass invasion, and more. While some of these problems can be diagnosed without a sample, you could miss an underlying issue by not having your lawn and soil properly assessed.
Lawn pests and diseases are deceiving. In fact, they can work simultaneously to attack yards, leaving homeowners in a sea of dying grass and confusion about the products they need. Because there are so many variables, proper lawn analysis can improve the overall health of your yard. Since each yard can exhibit different problems, it’s important to form a unique treatment plan.
So if your lawn is struggling and you’re not sure why, stop by the Garden Center. You can deliver your lawn sample or call 281-354-6111 for more information. Save yourself time, money, and a headache at the end of the day.