Every Aussie homeowner dreams of having a beautiful lawn with lush, green grass. But for many of us, the opportunity to have a perfect lawn just isn’t possible. Maybe you don’t have the time to keep up maintaining your lawn, or there’s this one stubborn patch of grass that just won’t come back to life. Dead grass does reduce curb appeal and can be a reason to just give up maintaining your lawn.
Top Reasons Why Your Grass Won’t Grow
While grass seems to be everywhere, it’s not exactly the easiest ground cover to keep healthy. Regular maintenance is a key factor in healthy, growing grass. If you’re not watering regularly or cutting your grass too short, this can contribute to dead grass.
While grass seems to grow in any condition, sometimes keeping your ground cover healthy can be difficult. Regular maintenance is the key to having healthy, growing grass. If there is little rain in your area, or you’re not watering regularly or cutting your grass too short when you’re mowing, this can contribute to patchy dead grass.
Soil nutrients can make a massive difference in how your grass performs. If you regularly mow have a decent amount of rain / regularly water your lawn and your grass is still dying, it might be worth getting a soil test. This can test to see if the grass is getting the correct nourishment of it it is missing a certain type of nutrient.
A lack of essential nutrients like nitrogen or phosphorus can limit grass growth. Sometimes excess deicing salts are used on nearby paths and an imbalance in the make-up of your soil can cause patchy brown spots in your lawn.
Now, if you’ve tried it all, but grass simply won’t grow, it’s likely due to not enough sunlight. Your lawn needs six hours of daily sunlight to truly thrive. If you have grass on the side of a house, under a tree, or any other area of partial sunlight, it’s time to consider alternatives.
Landscaping Ideas Without Grass
Seeding, sprinkling, watering, fertilizing—you’ve tried everything to remedy that trouble spot in your lawn. But the grass just won’t grow there!
There are a few reasons why grass won’t sprout in a specific area of your lawn but don’t fret! With a little creativity, you can spruce up that bare area.
Check out our article on the Top 5 Ideas For Designing A Landscape With No Lawn
You can revive your yard with a new landscape design. Get a completely free garden consultation today to get a custom-tailored design for your backyard.