1 (800) 613-6889
How to Get Rid of and Prevent Lawn Mold
Having a healthy and green space around your property can reduce stress and create a safe place for families. A patchy lawn, on the other hand, can cause you stress. Here's how you can get rid of lawn mold that causes unsightly patches on your lawn.
Having picnic, playing games, watching the sunset—these activities can make your home feel homier. But what if your lawn has patches all over it? What was once a healthy, green lawn now looks patchy. What happened?
Often, when a green lawn develops problems like discolored areas, the culprit is none other than molds. Unfortunately, many people have no idea that their lawns have a mold problem.
Lawn mold is a common problem, especially during spring when cooler temperatures arise and damp weather occurs. Sometimes, they occur due to factors that are out of your control. But taking the right prevention steps and treatment can keep your grass look beautiful and green all season long.
7 Ways to Keep Lawn Molds Away
Are there unsightly patches of black, gray, white, or pink mold growing on your lawn? Uh-oh, it's time to prepare your cleaning materials and get rid of it!
As the old saying goes, "Prevention is better than cure." This applies to lawn care as well. When your lawn has molds all-over, it is crucial to treat it because it can lead to more hazardous problems. To keep your yard free from mildew, consider doing the following tips to improve your lawn's condition:
1. Spray vinegar
Let's start with a home remedy. What you need to do is fill up your bucket with white vinegar and grab your least favorite scrub brush.
You need to throw that scrub brush after to make sure not to spread the mold. Drip the scrub brush in the white vinegar and start scrubbing at the moldy patches on your lawn.
For smaller spaces, you can use a spray bottle. But if there are molds on the large areas of your lawn, you might want to use a bucket.
After scrubbing the moldy lawn, rinse off the affected area by using a throw-away sponge and freshwater.
2. Try the all-around baking soda
If an acid like vinegar does not work, why not try a baking soda?
Baking soda is not only for cookies! It is also a common ingredient in products that can help control molds in plants.
But how can it help prevent molds in the lawn? It's simple. The baking soda can raise the soil's pH level, which is responsible for creating a hostile environment for molds.
By mixing one tablespoon of baking soda in one gallon of water, you can say good-bye to lawn molds. Spray it over the infected areas and repeat the treatment on a three-day interval until you can no longer see the problem.
3. How about a bleach?
If both vinegar and baking soda do not do the trick, let's go for the 50 percent water and 50 percent bleach. Here's what you need to do: grab a scrub brush and a bucket. Wear clothes that you would not wear anymore because beach splatters on your clothing are possible. Spray the mixture, rinse, and dry.
4. Always monitor your turf
Seasonal transitions, excessive rain, high humidity, and an abundance of nitrogen in the soil are mold's best buddies. If any of these conditions exist, it is best to take preventive actions immediately. Feed your lawn with fertilizers to ensure that your soil has enough nutrients to fight off diseases like molds.
5. Water your lawn correctly—but not too much.
Too much of everything is terrible, and that applies to watering your lawn, also. Overwatering can interfere with healthy grass growth and survival and make your lawn susceptible to molds and other diseases. How would you know if your lawn has too much water?
Try walking on it. If the ground feels spongy and soft, chances are, the water has saturated the soil, and no more can soak in due to too much water. Or, if the ground looks shiny, and there are puddles, then you have overwatered your lawn.
6. Clean out debris
When you leave fallen leaves, branches, and other debris on your lawn, you're creating an ideal breeding ground for molds. So get rid of flower beds to eliminate the critters at bay.
7. Clean your tools and store them properly
Give your lawn tools a good cleaning, including your mower blades, shovels, and rakes. Use a bleaching solution to eradicate any spores thriving in there, waiting to wreak havoc. You can also apply a coat of oil to your tools to prevent rust.
Treat Your Lawn with Petra Tools!
A beautiful and healthy lawn allows every homeowner to create a fun and safe space. While patches on lawns are often unavoidable, maintaining a healthy lawn doesn't have to be difficult, especially with the right tools and solutions. You can try Petra's best selling sprayer, the HD4000 battery-powered backpack sprayer.
The HD4000 extra-wide mouth and lid include a filter screen to fill stress free and prevent dirt and contaminants from entering your product.
The HD4000 also comes with multiple nozzles for various spraying jobs, and they easily store in the secondary lid. Petra even made the lid out of day-glow orange plastic, so they don't get lost in between treatments.
If you discover molds on your lawn, address them right away.
Get your yard in tip-top shape every season with Petra Tools!