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What Does Overwatering Grass Look Like

Wilting leaves, yellow patches, and bare spots can all be signs of overwatering grass. Roots weakened by too much water don’t absorb nutrients effectively and deprive the blades of their source of nourishment.

Grass should ideally be watered when dry, as opposed to sunken soil, which signals soddenness. If you can easily sink your shovel into the lawn when it’s dry (over three inches), then you probably have an overwatered lawn.

Check for soft spongy grass. It will feel unusually moist underfoot and take longer than usual to recover its shape after being stepped on – signifying saturated roots in the soil below.

Puddles can occur if soils are overwatered or if drainage is poor; this prevents the blade from taking up moisture adequately. Growths like ballooning mushrooms may comprise or surround the green patch, releasing toxins that damage turf further still.

Brown protrusions around stalks are a sign of root rot caused by excessively wet conditions for long periods in combination with a lack of oxygen below ground level. To avoid such damages, observe rainfall patterns accurately, aiming to supplement irrigation only sparsely during rainy days – assuming they aren’t too heavily laden with downpours either!

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