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Three Lawn Care Treatments to Perform

 

To keep your lawn healthy and green these three lawn care treatments will give the lawn roots good health and maintenance. September is the time for dethatching, aerating and overseeding.

Lawn Care: Dethatching

Each time the lawn is cut particles of grass pieces gather and decompose on the top layer of the soil. Nutrients break down, and the thatch decomposes, lawn care-landscaping-turfimproving soil health. If the thatch doesn’t decompose fast enough due to prolific growth and numerous cuttings, a buildup begins to occur that could impede and create a barrier. This barrier could rob the soil of moisture and oxygen. Spots in the lawn will die if the turf isn’t getting sufficient hydration and oxygen. To alleviate this, dethatching is performed by lifting up this debris with a power rake and removed.

Lawn Care: Aeration

Aerating the soil with a machine will pull plugs of soil from the surface. The plugs are left to decompose on the soil’s surface. This treatment helps loosen compacted soils from heavy traffic and rains. The coring allows air and water to reach the root system.

Lawn Care: Overseeding

For a variety of reasons, lawns will weaken with heat stress, lack of soil health, thatch buildup, compaction or disease. Open patches of soil will result. Overseeding the lawn after these lawn treatments aids in prepping the soil so the seed can germinate.

Watering After Seeding

If Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate with adequate rain, a manual or automated method is recommended to get a lush, healthy, green lawn. To sprout, newly lawn care-landscaping-lawn stripessown grass seed needs to stay moist. Germination time for fescue blends ranges from 10-14 days. The soil that is in contact with the seed needs to stay at an even moisture in order not to dry out and prevent germination. Sprinklers with a broad range tied to automatic timers can be set up to water 5-10 minutes in the morning and again in the afternoon. Watering twice daily is essential for the seed to germinate and get a sufficient root system started. Be careful to avoid over-watering or creating puddles on the surface of the soil to prevent water carrying off the seed. This will create further damage to the existing grass by preventing available oxygen from getting to the roots. On a slope, it gets trickier as seed can easily move downward. Observe the amount of water pressure that is hitting the seed and if it is creating any movement and adjust. Consider the amount of shade and sun each area receives and adjust the watering needs accordingly. Ensure your watering sprinkler system is hitting all areas. Uneven watering will create uneven patches of growth.

These three lawn care treatments along with others throughout the year on a regular basis will be any gardener’s envy. If you are in need of these or other services, we offer, call for a consultation today and get on our annual maintenance lawn care schedule.

 

Keep Your Lawn Off the Neighborhood Watch List

 

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Lawn-N-Order Landscaping is expanding and has added another dedicated crew specializing in lawn care and maintenance. We have assigned a dedicated crew for all your lawn care needs. If you want to be on a regular schedule, please send us an email on our contact form and we will meet and give you an estimate for an annual contract. Annual contracts cover a variety of tasks including fertilization, overseeding and renovations, soil tests, thatching, aeration, cut, trim, edging, weeding, leaf removal, mulching beds, pruning shrubbery and deadheading perennials, fertilizing shrubs and trees, garden bed clean-up seasonally, and monitoring pests with IPM standards.

Packages

All Points Bulletin (a.k.a. Deluxe Package)

Weekly cut, trim, edge
Early Spring Fertilize and Crabgrass control
Late Spring Broadleaf weed control and fertilizerpruning-trees-shrubs
Seasonal lawn fertilization
Seeding/Over-seeding
Thatching-1x
Soil testing 1x
Leaf removal
Pruning shrubbery
Fertilizing beds
Mulching beds
Garden bed cleanup
Weeding/Herbicide Apps
Lawn Insect Control Apps
Pest and Fungus monitoring and control

Safe House Package (a.k.a. Middle package)

Weekly cut, trim, edge
Seasonal fertilization of lawn in Spring and Fall
Seeding/Over-seeding
Thatching-1x
Soil testing 1x
Leaf removal

Undercover Operation (a.k.a. Basic)

Weekly cut, trim, edge

At Large Package (aka Custom)

Custom order from our vast variety of services.

We have deluxe, middle and basic packages or can customize a package for your individual needs. Contact us today to get on our weekly schedule and get your lawn ready for spring and summer activities with the family!