What are your most common lawn problems

The most common lawn problems

Root cause: Two pests or their larvae can be to blame for this: If the damage is mainly visible in April / May, the culprits are called meadow snakes, also called tipula. If brown stalks and gaps appear between July and September, it is probably due to the garden leaf beetle. If you poke a 5 centimeter deep sod measuring about 20 by 20 centimeters in an affected area, you can search for the yellowish-white larvae or grubs of the garden beetle about 1.5 centimeters long. The fly larvae are dark and up to four centimeters long. They also come to the surface in damp weather.

But maybe there is a longer dry phase? Even then, grasses dry up from the tip, or dry, brown spots form in the green. This problem can arise especially in light sandy soils and inadequately fertilized areas as well as soils poor in humus.

Solution: Spreading HM nematodes once between June and September and again in the following year helps against garden leaf beetle larvae.

On the other hand, the SC nematodes help against meadow snake larvae. It is best to use them in May and between July and September.

Acute remedy for lawns that have turned brown due to drought is provided by proper irrigation. The best way to prevent (rapid) drying out is to supply your lawn with organic Azet lawn fertilizer in spring and early summer. The fertilizer contains mycorrhizal fungi, which ensure a better water supply for the lawn. Incorporating Neudorff Terra Preta Soil Improver after spring fertilization ensures that the soil can better store water.