As we have discussed in a previous post, fungus can pose a threat to your healthy looking lawn. Aside from fungus, there are other unwelcome intruders that can bring down your curb appeal and break up an otherwise uniform and lovely lawn. Some of these invaders include dandelions, yellow nutsedge, snails and slugs, and Japanese beetles. For the plant intruders, there are some solutions that could be bought at a local store to kill off dandelions, as well as help beat back the yellow nutsedge. The nutsedge however will be more of a process to remove, since the tubers (or root base) can survive for up to three years. Nutsedge loves wet soil, so make sure your yard has proper drainage to avoid these from getting a foothold. As for the snails and slugs, one remedy is to put small dishes of beer around your yard, and when they try to drink it, they will drown before they have a chance to cause damage.