Lawn Maintenance: Can It Treat The Mold On Your Grass?

Posted on: 18 August 2022

If you have mold inside your home, you may take a number of steps to remove it. But if you find slimy patches of mold on your grass, you may not know exactly how to get rid of it. Mold can grow on damp patches of grass during the year. If you don't maintain your grass properly, mold can take over it. Learn why mold grows on grass and how lawn maintenance can help you treat it below. 

How Did Mold Get on Your Grass?

Mold doesn't just grow inside your home. Patches of mold can also show up outside your home, including on your grass. Mold can turn your lush green lawn into a disaster. Knowing how and why mold grows on your grass can help you get rid of the fungus fast. 

Mold that grows outside the home may or may not be the same type of mold that grows inside your home. The most common mold to grow inside homes is black mold and mildew. However, the mold that grows on lawns tends to be whitish-gray, blue-gray, and even purple. The fungi can also appear yellow, white, or even gray. 

Mold can make your grass look and feel slimy to the touch. As with house mold, the mold that grows outside your home loves to live on wet surfaces. If your grass stays wet most of the year, mold can grow on it. 

You can get rid of the mold on your grass with good lawn maintenance. A landscaper can help you treat your grass mold problem today.

How Can Lawn Maintenance Treat Mold?

A landscaper will go over your lawn and inspect it carefully. A contractor will look for large patches of wet grass, including soil. Soil can harbor too much moisture over time. If the soil remains wet, it can make the mold on your grass worse with time.

If a landscaper finds large patches of damp grass in your lawn, they'll take steps to dry it. A contractor may place drainage pipes in your lawn to help direct water away from the soil. A contractor may also place regulators on your sprinkler system. A sprinkler system can release too much water without the right precautions in place. 

It may be necessary for a landscaper to dethatch your lawn. Dethatching requires a contractor to remove parts of your lawn that hold onto water. Dethatching should solve most of your mold problem over time.

Learn how to treat the mold on your grass by contacting a landscaper today.