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Nutrients for grass is like food for us. Without it, the grass slowly becomes weaker, pale, and more susceptible to weeds, disease, and drought. Fertilizing on a regular basis will improve color, help create a healthier root system, thicken the turf, and make it harder for weeds to grow. It will also help the grass stay healthy in hot, dry weather.
We recommend 4 applications each season, about 6 weeks apart, starting in May. A high quality spring fertilizer will help the grass get a good start and green up for the season. Two summer applications with high quality, slow release fertilizer so it won't stress the lawn in the heat and a fall fertilizer to help the lawn stay healthy as it goes dormant.
Do it yourself or hire it done?
If you have the know how, time, and energy to purchase and apply the fertilizer yourself, it can be a rewarding activity. Getting the right fertilizer for your lawn specific to the time of year such as spring fertilizer for the spring, and having your spreader on the right settings will decrease the risk of lawn...more
When it comes to watering lawns there are many different opinions on how long and how often to water.
How Often Should I water?
Depending on the weather and time of year lawns should generally be watered 2-3 times a week which is less often than most people water. Lawns should dry out completely in between watering to encourage root growth and reduce disease and fungus. If the lawn starts to get a grayish tint and the grass does not lift back up when you walk on it it needs more water.
How Long Should I water?
The secret is to water for longer periods of time allowing the water to soak deep into the soil which is what we want to achieve. The benefits are that it encourages the roots to grow deep which helps the grass be more healthy and drought resistant. Lawns should generally be watered 1-1.5 inches a week which would be a half inch per watering if watering 3 times a week. An easy way to measure this is to get something like a tuna fish can to place on your lawn while the water is going and see how long it takes to get...more
Dandelions and thistles can be a big problem here are a few things that can help.
To have a weed free lawn I first focus on the lawns health. The healthier the turf is the harder it is for weeds to grow. Some ways to have a healthy thick lawn are to fertilize on a regular schedule, water the right amount at the right time, weekly mowing as to not cut off to much grass at a time which stresses the turf, as well as dethatching and aeration.
Although a healthy lawn certainly helps, some weeds will still get in. If you choose to spray them yourself you can purchase products at the hardware store just be sure to get the ones that only kill broadleaf not the grass.
If you choose to hire us we have a 5 step lawn treatment program that includes fertilization, weed control, as well as fall rodent repellent. We have had a lot of success with this program and it really helps keep lawns green, thick, and weed free.more