Grass plants need sunlight to create energy and grow. The less access they have to sunlight, the weaker they will be. Lawns growing in shaded environments will often be sparse in growth. 

Sparse growth is a common problem in lawns, and identifying the root cause can be tricky. Sparse growth can also be caused by several contributing factors which may only be evident at different times of year. 

We would identify your lawn as having sparse growth if it is easy to see the soil level and we can clearly see individual grass plants with space around them. This issue shouldn’t be mistaken for compaction which requires a different approach.  Here are some of the most common causes of sparse growth.

Winter die-back

Winter die-back

Winter die-back is a lawn problem that occurs mostly during the winter months. However, it can also occur during other seasons depending on the amount of rainfall. Your grass plants may start to become yellow, and the lawn’s growth may becomes sparse, exposing the soil. Read more.

Incorrect Lawn Mowing Techniques

Lawn mowing is one of the most important tasks when it comes to lawn care. As lawn care experts, Green Man Lawn Care can do everything else, but mowing is the responsibility of our customers. 

Incorrect lawn mowing techniques can lead to sparse growth. When it comes to avoiding sparse growth through better lawn mowing, little and often really is the key to helping avoid this issue. Read more.