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Can Your Lawn Be Saved Or Should You Just Start Over?

Healthy lawns can be resilient against a variety of conditions throughout the year. In the winter, your lawn will turn brown and go dormant for the season. But in the spring, it should begin producing lush, green grass again. If your lawn is dead, it won't produce healthy grass in the spring and will require further attention. At a certain point, you may even want to consider starting over with other options like sod. However, in some instances, your yard may be able to be restored with lawn care. A professional team can help you determine what exactly is going on with your grass and can lead you in the right direction.

First, Check To See If Your Brown Grass Is Actually Dead Or If It Is Only Dormant.

Brown grass is not always necessarily cause for alarm. During the winter season, it could very well be that your lawn has turned brown because of winter dormancy. Nevertheless, the first step in assessing your lawn will be checking to determine whether or not your grass is just dormant or if it actually is dead.

The good news is, if your grass is dormant, it will green up again in no time. After the snow melts away and spring arrives, your lawn should begin growing healthy and vibrant. If you're struggling to figure out the answer, a team of lawn professionals will have the expert to survey your lawn and figure out what the problem is. If they see that your grass is in fact dead, your property may require a little more help to restore its green lawn.

If your lawn is still brown during the spring, you should contact a professional lawn care team to help.

If Your Grass Is Dead, Is It Salvageable Or Not?

Dead lawns can pose a significant problem, just like other lawn issues can. After you officially know that you have dead grass, there are a few options available to you. If it seems that half or more of your lawn is dead or diseased, or if you notice bare spots on half or more of your turf, then unfortunately the only recourse is to start over with a new lawn. Grass does not have the strength to rebound with this level of damage. On the other hand, if less than half of your lawn is dead, diseased, or suffering from bare areas, then it will most likely still be salvageable with professional care.

What Are The Steps To Repairing Your Grass?

The road to repairing your grass will require care and precision. The best way to handle these steps is by utilizing a company like ours that is trained in dealing with unhealthy turf. The two options you have to solve the problem you're facing with your lawn are the following:

  • Repair with lawn care: Services like fertilization, weed control, core aeration, and overseeding can repair your lawn in many ways. Fertilization and weed control will give your lawn essential resources and eliminate weed growth. Aeration will help your lawn absorb adequate nutrition and resolve compaction. Overseeding will help new, beautiful grass grow in your lawn.
  • Replace with sod: If your lawn is shot, it will be too costly and possibly ineffective to try repairing it. You can hit the reset button by hiring a company to remove all your existing grass and replace it with fresh, new sod grass. With sod, you'll have instant results and enjoy the look of green grass as soon as it has been installed in your yard.

We Can Help Restore Your Grass Or Install Sod On Your Property. Call Today For A Consultation!

At Little John's Lawns, our professional crew can rescue your lawn from brown, dead grass in several ways. If your lawn is salvageable, we offer lawn care services like fertilization, weed control, aeration, and overseeding to restore it to health. Even if it's unable to be healed, our sod installation service will give you a new and beautiful lawn in no time. If you need some help, our services are available in Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, and nearby areas in Arizona. Give us a call today at to receive a consultation.