The first step in renewing a tired lawn is determining if it is worth renewing, or if you’d be better served by starting over with a brand new lawn. A complete lawn rehabilitation will take significant work and a bit of expense. You’ll also need to be patient while your front yard or backyard looks ratty in the short term, so that you can have a magnificent lawn down the road. Obviously, nobody wants to make that investment if the chances of success are slim.
There are certain criteria that will help you decide the best course of action. The first of these is just a matter of how much grass is left in your lawn. If actual grass plants make up less than 50% of the lawn, you’re wiser to shut it down, kill everything and start with new sod or seed.
If, on the other hand, the lawn is still mostly grass, you need to figure out how many problems you’ll have to deal with in renewing it. A wide range of troubles indicates lawn and soil that has been fundamentally compromised. For instance, if woods are your main concern, there are a number of ways to eradicate them while strengthening the lawn to protect against any re-emergence. The solution is to eradicate the weeds, and take measures such as aeration to help the lawn grow stronger. A pretty easy fix, all in all. At Atlanta Lawn Care Services we’ll help you make that determination on time and in budget.