When it comes to caring for your turf, there’s a lot to take into consideration.
We are happy to answer any and all of your questions.
Let’s start with these most frequently asked questions:
Aerating allows air, water and nutrients to penetrate the grass to the roots. This helps the roots grow deeper and produce a stronger, more vigorous lawn. Aerating helps with alleviating soil compaction.
Fall is the best time to fertilize, while Spring is the optimum time for weed and pest controls.
Timing is key for optimum nutrient uptake along with awareness of what your turf actually needs.
Customization is key, but we do offer a three step program to provide the most beneficial nutrients to the turf, but we can add preventative disease care if needed.
Most lawns require 1 inch of water each week. This is influenced by numerous factors: soil type, weather, turf type and environmental stresses
Rake the area to remove as much dead grass as possible, then apply a fine layer of limestone and water it in. Let it sit for a couple days and then incorporate seed and top soil to the area. Be sure to keep it wet for a few weeks.
As soon as the fertilizer has been watered in and the grass has dried. We always provide our clients with a notification of the day, time and treatment we will be doing in their yard.
This chip allows remote access to the irrigation system, as long as you have wifi capabilities.
It may take 1-2 full seasons before you notice a major change in your turf. You might notice minor changes during the first year. Slow visual progress is not a bad thing: results have to happen under the surface to create results above the surface.
You should mow your lawn once a week. The basic rule of mowing is to never cut more than 1/3 of the leaf blade. A high cut is much better than a short cut.
How about a bonus question too…
Luckily, it would be your turf care company’s job to keep a lookout for these kinds of concerns, but it’s good to have an understanding of what to watch for:
Pests – Grubs, Chinch Bugs, Worms/Sod Webworm, Army Worms, Cut Worms
Diseases – Brown Patches, Summer Patch, Dollar Spot, Rust
Acelepryn – Season long control of grubs, cutworms, chicnch bugs with no effects on beneficial organisms, including honeybees and earthworms.
We hope this is helpful.
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