Moisture is one of the essential requirements for a healthy lawn. However, like with many things, too much can be harmful.
We all know the results of too little watering, but did you also know that too much water can lead to unhealthy grass?
Overwatering the lawn can cause stressed roots, weed problems, grass disease, and insect invasion.
You might not know your lawn is getting too much water since the excess may also come from showers and humidity. However, a little investigation can help solve this problem.
So, watch out for these signs to determine if your lawn is getting more water than it should:
- Depressions on the lawn
If you hear a squishy, mushy sound when you step on your lawn, or perhaps your foot leaves a puddle behind. This is a clear sign it has had enough.
- Increased weed growth
Weeds are invasive, and they are all in for the excess nutrients and water. So, when you overwater, you create a conducive environment for the weeds to thrive.
- Fungi growth
A spongy, overwatered lawn is also perfect for fungi growth. If you notice some form of discoloration on the grass blades, this is a clear sign of a fungi problem and a not to be ignored sign of overwatering.
Excess water running off your lawn into the street is an obvious sign your lawn is oversaturated, and the runoff may also be taking with them your lawn’s nutrients.
This is an accumulation of dead and living plant matter that often builds up at the grass’s root. A thin layer of it is often beneficial to your lawn since it keeps it moist.
However, when the thatch is too much, a lot of moisture is retained, harmful to your lawn. In turn, the thatch can attract bugs.
So, if your lawn has too much thatch with critters, the moisture may be too much.
Let Us Help You with Irrigation Services
A & M Enhanced Lawncare Inc offers a comprehensive lawn care service list that includes irrigation services.
Give us a call for more information on irrigation and irrigation system installation and irrigation system repair.
We serve the community of Franklin, TN, and the surrounding areas.