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What is wrong with my yard?

This page is meant to be a quick guide to help you answer the common question: “What is wrong with my yard?”and to diagnose some of the most common yard problems in the Austin area.  This guide does not cover every possibility.  Your own professional yard maintenance company is often a great option for help with your yard.  The best landscapers rarely have the time to run around checking random properties, but they always make time for paying customers.  If your landscapers do not have the time, or ability to help you with your yard, it may be time for a change.  Contact us and we can help you answer, “What is wrong with your yard?”

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I have a large brown spot in my yard when it gets hot, what is wrong?

Possible Answer: Too Little Water

Possible Answer: Shallow Soil 

Possible Answers: Reflected/Radiated Heat 

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My lawn is getting thin and is fading away, what is wrong?

Possible Answer: Shade

Possible Answer: Traffic

Possible Answers: Shade AND Traffic

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Why is there a part of my yard that is always swampy and wet?

Possible Answer: Irrigation Issue

Possible Answer: Bad Drainage

Possible Answers: Natural Spring (!?!)

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I think my lawn has a disease. What do I do?

Possible Answer: Use a professional fertilization service

Possible Answer: Adjust your irrigation

Possible Answers: Improve the health of the lawn

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My grass isn’t as green as I would like, what do I do?

Possible Answer: Fertilization

Possible Answer: Top Dress the lawn with compost

Possible Answers: Change the grass type

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Grass is growing all over my planting beds. How do I get rid of it and stop it from growing back?

Possible Answer: Common Bermuda and Weed Grasses

Possible Answer: Grass Growing from the Lawn

Possible Answers: NUTSEDGE ☹

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Plants die in my yard every winter. How can I keep everything alive in the winter?

Possible Answer: Mulch

Possible Answer: Use Different Plants

Possible Answers: Water

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