Making sure your lawn gets complete coverage from your sprinklers is key to consistently healthy grass. It's better to give your lawn one long soak at a time, rather than several smaller waterings.
Recovering from Insect Damage
Insect damage can usually be identified by an unsightly, spreading brown patch on your lawn. The most common lawn pests include grubs, mites, and earwigs.
The best way to deal with insects is to choose a specially-formulated fertilizer or pesticide. If you use a pesticide, apply it conservatively and also keep all pets away at least until it has dried.
Recovering from Lawn Fungus
Lawn fungus is tricky. It can just as easily be the result of overwatering as it could be the result of drought. One tip for avoiding lawn fungus is to water only as much as necessary.
Fungi might appear as mushrooms, or they might be as subtle as brown rings in your grass. Fungi spread easily, so try to not walk all over infected areas. The easiest remedy is to feed your lawn with an organic, slow-release fertilizer. Other options include applying fungicide to infected areas or dethatching your lawn.
Lawn Spreaders for Healthy Grass
In a lot of cases, improving the health of your lawn can be as simple as applying fertilizer or pesticide. But it's not like you're just going to grab a handful of it and throw it your yard.
The best, most consistent way to treat your lawn is with a spreader. Whether it's tow-behind or walk-behind, you can ensure you cover all your lawn by taking passes up and down your lawn the way you would with a mower.