Tips for Preventing Moss and Algae Growth in Your Lawn
MAY 4, 2012 - 09:14 ET
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE--(Marketwire - May 4, 2012) - As summer time approaches, TruGreen recognizes that you want to keep your lawn looking its best. In addition to offering an exceptional lawn care service, we are also here to offer you some tips so you can keep your lawn healthy and beautiful on your own. Lawn moss and algae are damaging and unsightly infestations that can affect your lawn, so here are some lawn care tips to help prevent them and treat their onset.
Moss and algae are harmful non-flowering plants that compete for space with healthy grass when it is on the verge of being in bad shape.
Removing shade helps to keep your lawn strong by providing natural nutrients. So, if you have any trees in your garden, cut branches that prevent the whole yard from receiving sunlight. Also - take down any umbrellas or lawn furniture that may block sunlight from reaching the lawn when they are not in use.
Drainage and aeration also help to solve the issues of compacted soil and too much moisture. You can spike the affected area to allow air in, break up the soil and eliminate excess moisture. You can also work to increase sunlight to the area, when possible, and improve growth of turfgrass. You should also avoid watering your lawn without spiking it first to allow for proper drainage.
If you still find yourself struggling to deal with moss and algae on your lawn, be sure to contact TruGreen for effective lawn care application that will get your yard looking beautiful. With over 40 years of experience, TruGreen backs performance with a Healthy Lawn Guarantee: TruGreen will gladly visit your property as often as needed between scheduled visits to make any necessary adjustments and to ensure your satisfaction.*
* Guarantee applies to full program customers only.
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