Dry spots in your backyard are unappealing and can make your lawn look unloved. By understanding the potential causes and preventative measures that you can take, your lawn can look great year round. With Australia’s highest quality turfs, the team at Strathayr can help you to find an instant turf appropriate for all applications and resistant to unsightly dry spots.
Causes of Dry Spots
When you begin to notice dry areas on your lawn, we recommend establishing the cause before working out a treatment. Dry heat in combination with foot traffic and lack of water can lead to your grass becoming thin and discoloured, a common occurrence in Summer. Regular foot traffic can lead to grass becoming thin, while bare patches become hard after days of exposure to the sun. Water absorption then becomes challenging. Other causes of dry spots are dog urine, lawn fungus and damage from pests.
Treatment and Prevention
One of the best methods of preventing dry spots on your lawn is aeration. Using a garden fork, you can drive holes into the grass to de-compact the soil and increase absorption of water and nutrients. Increasing the height of your mower will allow grass to grow longer, enabling it to absorb water and nutrients and reducing the chance of becoming thin. Diverting foot traffic to a path will also prevent grass becoming bare. Ultimately, choosing a drought tolerant turf will give you the best chance at preventing dry spots.
Choosing the Right Lawn
A drought tolerant lawn will be your best bet if you want to avoid dry spots. At Strathayr, our Eureka Kikuyu is a medium leaf turf with a high drought tolerance and is suitable for high wear, perfect for areas prone to foot traffic and hot weather. Sir Grange Zoysia has a fine, soft leaf and, with a high drought tolerance, is suitable for full sun conditions. With similar qualities, TifTuf grass is an appropriate choice for warmer conditions and busy backyards. Check out our range of drought tolerant turfs to transform your backyard this Summer.
To discuss our range with our experts, contact Strathayr today on 1800 622 455 or contact us online.