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Dead or Dry? What You Need to Know About Your Lawn’s Health

A brilliant green, well-manicured lawn is a point of pride for most homeowners. It creates a picturesque scene and shows your neighbors and passersby that you know the ins and outs of keeping up with lawn care. Occasionally, however, even consistent, thorough lawn care is not enough to keep your grass alive. There is nothing quite as frustrating as watching your beautiful blades turn brown before your eyes. There are a variety of reasons why a formerly healthy lawn might start to die, including intense summer heat or neighborhood pets doing their business as they pass.

Not all lawns are created equal, so it can be tough to determine whether your grass has indeed died or if you can revive it through proper lawn care. Luckily, there are several ways to tell if you can bring your dead lawn back to life. Check out Simple Lawn Solutions’ tips for determining the state of your lawn!

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Hydrate Your Lawn

This first dead lawn test is truly a no-brainer; if your lawn looks dead, try watering it! Using either a hose or a sprinkler, douse your yard in lots of H2O. If your grass is merely dry, you should see gorgeous green returning in just a few days. If there is no change, try a Lawn Booster to bring your dead lawn back to a healthy state. Our Green Booster contains a blend of nitrogen, iron, and micronutrients, designed to nourish your yard completely.


Test It with a Tug

The quickest way to determine whether you can bring your lawn back to life is by giving your grass a simple, firm tug. Dead blades will pop out of the ground much more quickly than living grass, whose roots are firmly implanted and harder to remove.


If you find yourself with a handful of grass, then you have a dead lawn on your hands. Simple Lawn Solutions recommends trying out our Lawn Food: 16-4-8 Complete Balanced NPK to get your turf looking green and lively, while also providing energy to support root health and growth.


Look for Patterns

You are more likely to find dead grass in vast swathes across your lawn than in small patches, as a dead lawn typically comes from harsh weather conditions or lack of hydration. If you find that large areas of your yard aren’t passing the tug test, your grass is dead. If, however, you find smaller, spottier patches of dead grass, your lawn care solution should include checking for insect infestation, chemicals, or wayward pups using your lawn as their toilet.


Bringing Your Dead Lawn Back to Life

Don’t despair if your lawn has indeed died - there are steps you can take to bring it back to its former glory. Simple Lawn Solutions wants you to know that growing and maintaining a gorgeous lawn is not out of reach for any homeowner. The secret is understanding and dedication to providing your grass with the right macronutrients - check out our blog for more information, and watch your lawn come alive!

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