Hello! Each year, despite my best efforts, the quality of my lawn declines. The “good grass” that was present throughout is being replaced by less desirable species (please see attached). My questions are these: 1) what are most likely causes for the success of the less desirable grasses?; 2) how do I prevent the situation from deteriorating further?; and, 3) how can I help my lawn recover? Many thanks in advance for your good thoughts! Tom
Butler County Pennsylvania
Thanks, I will do that.
When you get the pH corrected, what I would do is over seed the area. You can certainly use an herbicide, but there are many things to consider; Pets, beneficial insects, kids, grandkids, etc. It is hard to tell from the pictures what the weeds are. There are probably several. Weeds tend to grow best in more acidic conditions, so get your pH fixed and the lawn grass will start to out grow the weeds.