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Wednesday, July 24, 2019   /   by Grant Williams

4 Texas Lawn Problems to Look Out for Before Listing Your Home for Sale

The first thing a potential buyer sees when they pull up to your home is your lawn. That patch of green -- or not-so-green -- grass is key to selling your home. Here are four Texas lawn problems to look out for before you put your house on the market. 


Shade stress
Shade Stress
Even in sunny Texas, you can have too much shade. Trees and structures can create bare patches in your lawn, creating shade stress. Buffalograss and bermudagrass don’t do well in the shade, so it’s best to choose something more shade-tolerant, such as St. Augustine grass, for the shady parts of a Texas lawn. 
If replacing your grass is too costly, you can thin out tree branches to allow more sunlight through. It also helps to set your mower blade higher to give your lawn the chance to get more sunlight with more leaf. And keep all human and pet traffic off of the struggling, shade-stressed grass. 


Drought stress
Drought Stress
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