Lawn care can be tricky and if a problem arises if may be hard to diagnose and solve if you let it go on too long. It is why making sure your lawn stays healthy by checking it every week when you do your regular lawn maintenance. A good and hardy lawn is the key to making it through things such as weed infestation, pests and disease. A common way to get rid of a variety of issues is using pesticides. It is an umbrella name for fungicides, herbicides and insecticides. Each one of these will cure a multitude of problems within that group. These will take care of weeds, insects that serve no purpose and other fungus and diseases. No worries if you are an all natural gardener as these items are made in organic form as well as synthetic. The first thing you need to do before treating any area is to determine what the issue is and how it was caused. If you find insects that are not beneficial to your lawn and they are in a manageable number, use a pesticide. When using these always follow the instructions on the product and do not use these on days when it is windy. It is because the wind will carry the chemicals to unwanted areas that may cause damage. Keep these products around, and you will be able to treat smaller areas when you are inspecting the lawn and find a minor problem. When applying these also make sure not to do this near any body of water as it can lead to major problems with that ecosystem and can even carry the chemicals to other areas. As a precaution to yourself do not mess with areas that have been treated until the area is dry. It can cause serious health problems. Remember when applying any type of lawn care product to make sure you have done your research and that you know how to use it properly without damaging nearby plants and flowers. Safety and planning are at the core of having a beautiful lawn.