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    At Lawnsafe we will ensure that your lawn is in a perfect condition – whatever the weather. All you need to do it make sure that you water and mow your lawn correctly.
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    Common Problems

    Your garden is an intricately balanced ecosystem. If an aspect falls out of balance, it may have a profound effect on the health and look of the rest of your garden. Your lawn is no different – and unfortunately disease can strike in the blink of an eye.
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Green Shade Grass

Green Shade Grass Problems And How To Solve Them

St. Augustine and Fescue are examples of popular green shade grass. It is important to note that green shade grass may need more fertilizer than the rest of the lawn. Although a bit more difficult to keep lush green, green shade grass provides the benefit of aesthetic appeal.

If large parts of your garden are in the shade, then you will want to plant green shade grass to prevent empty patches which normally occur under the trees if one plants normal grass. Another reason for planting green shade grass is to prevent weeds and pests from taking over in shade patches. If there is no grass under the trees you also face the possibility of erosion.

Note that to have green shade grass; you need a balance of sunlight and shade. Even the sturdiest of grasses will struggle to grow in complete shade. If no sunlight comes through you may need to thin out the branches a bit. The opposite, however, is also true. With too much direct sunlight the grass will wither away unless you provide additional nutrients. When it comes to green shade grass, deep watering is needed, but less often than with normal grass.

If you struggle to grow healthy green shade grass, call in the help of the LawnSafe team. We will provide a free analysis of your whole lawn and apply the correct amount of fertilizer, composts and top dressing in addition to aerating the soil where needed. You will want to ensure minimal temperature changes for the green shade grass and even with that we will assist.

Diseases and pests often cause problems in the shade areas because of the low light levels. If you find the thick white grubs in the shade areas, get in expert help immediately. We will eradicate the problem and prevent damage to your grass. Contact us at LawnSafe for assistance in growing and maintaining green shade grass in Gauteng.

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