What Kills Grass Growth

Pests, inclement weather, and nutrient deficiency can be the death of thriving grass.

Pests such as turf mites, sod webworms, and chinch bugs damage lawns by chewing grassroots off and ingesting foliage, leading to a browned or moth-eaten appearance.

Extreme weather patterns like heavy rains followed by droughts can also take their toll on a lawn. Too much water paves the way for fungus and disease to fester, while extended periods of dryness cause the grass to dry up.

Finally, improper nutrition inhibits grass growth. Nutrient deficiency weakens plants’ root systems and color intensity due to a lack of proper nourishment from fertilizer or soil composting.  Preserving your yard requires vigilance in identifying these threats before they take irreversible damage it.

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