The grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Roughly 10,000 species of grasses grow on Earth. 

That doesn’t mean that the grass in your lawn will spring to life. When your grass won’t grow, you need to think about a few different things. 

What are the right species of grasses to grow on your lawn? What can you do to bring your grass back to life? Who can you turn to for help with your grass? 

Answer these questions and you can have lush and green grass in little time. Here are five things to do to help your sick grass. 

1. Study Different Grass Species

Your backyard may have multiple species of grass in it. Your climate may be killing one species of grass while allowing another to thrive. 

Find grasses that will do well in your environment. Grasses that grow well in tropical areas with warm temperatures include Bermuda and St. Augustine. Grasses that grow well in colder areas include bentgrass. 

If you have a species of grass that will eventually die in your climate, remove it and replace it with a new one. The longer you wait, the more your lawn may deteriorate. 

2. Use Soil Fertilization

You can find several types of fertilizers for your lawn. Most grasses need a combination of nutrients in order to grow, including nitrogen. 

Go to your home garden store and look at different packages of fertilizer. Read the ingredients and see what they offer for your lawn. You want to create high-quality soil that will fend off soil problems like bug infestations. 

3. Fix Damaged Patches

Dirt patches are easy to fix. Grab a hand tool and break the dirt up into small pieces. Then add a few handfuls of topsoil and sprinkle some fresh grass seeds into them. 

Make sure your grass has steady exposure to sunlight and rainwater. You may need to trim some nearby tree branches so sunlight reaches the patch of grass directly. 

4. Do a Deep Watering

If you have dry patches in the summertime, inspect the bottom layers of your soil. Stick a long tool into the ground and scoop up a little soil.

If it feels dry, you need to perform a deep watering. Turn on your sprinklers and let them run for a few hours. 

5. Hire a Landscaper

Do not panic when you encounter a problem you cannot fix. Contact a professional at a website like

Try to get a quote on what their services are like. You should not turn someone down just because they have an expensive package. They may incorporate lawn fertilization with weed or insect control.

What to Do if Your Grass Won’t Grow

When your grass won’t grow, you need to get into gear. Learn about different species of grass and determine if the species you have will adjust to your climate. Apply some fertilizing materials to your lawn. 

Break down the soil over dry patches and add some topsoil and seeds. Perform a deep watering if you notice your soil is dry during the summertime. 

When in doubt, hire a landscaper or lawn care professional. Find a package that will get you several different services. 

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