This was our most read lawn care tip in 2021

It’s time to keep this lawn looking good in 2022.

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Your lawn, like your golf game, requires constant maintenance.

If you want to have the fullest, greenest lawn in town, you better be willing to work to keep it that way from April to November. What if you are not ready to work? Well, like with your game of golf, sometimes you get what you deserve.

At, we’ve tirelessly covered the keys to good lawn care, from the tools you need for successful landscaping, to the hacking plants you can use to fuel your growing success.

But what happens when your lawn is already in poor condition? Is there anything you can do to stop brown (or otherwise dead) grass? What’s the best way to turn the tide?

Turns out it was the topic of GOLF’s most read lawn care story in 2021, our survey of the seven easiest solutions for unhealthy gardens.

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How to fix an ugly lawn: 7 easy remedies for unhealthy looking gardens


Josh Sens

There are a myriad of issues that a true lawn care professional faces in maintaining their garden, and as Josh Sens’s investigation revealed, a myriad of potential obstacles as well. The most important thing, in Sens’s estimate, was using the wrong type of grass for your lawn. You may have been led to think that Stoloniferous bentgrass – a popular variety for putting on surfaces – would also serve your lawn well. Or maybe you are trying to grow a type of grass that is better suited to a climate very different from yours. Either way, your best efforts may well be thwarted by a problem beyond your control: the grass you’re growing just isn’t suitable.

Another common problem that green thumbs face is fungus – a culprit capable of toppling even the most beautiful lawn. For those with microscopic problems, there are a variety of solutions (including fungicides) – but the best course of action may be to let the fungus run its course.

These are just two of the seven problems described in Sens’s story, which used the expertise of a turf doctor named David Phipps. To read the rest of them, check out Sens’s full story on The Seven Easiest Remedies For Unhealthy Looking Gardens. And maybe more importantly, start thinking green for 2022.

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James Colgan is associate editor at GOLF, contributing articles for the website and magazine on a wide range of topics. He writes Hot Mic, GOLF’s weekly media column, and uses his experience broadcasting on the brand’s social media and video platforms. A 2019 Syracuse University graduate, James – and obviously his golf game – is still thawing after four years in the snow, during which he cut his teeth at NFL Films, CBS News and Fox Sports. . Prior to joining GOLF, James was a caddy scholar (and astute looper) on Long Island, where he is originally from.

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