Mowing and Trimming
The first step in turf management is to plan proper mowing and trimming. Cutting grass at the correct heights, alternating the direction of the mower, and having sharp blades all play significant roles in how your grass grows and the overall health of your lawn. When you schedule your consultation, we can explain why these things are so important. Edging is always included in our mowing service.
While we encourage mulching leaves throughout the season into the lawn for extra nutrient boosts, it is important to remove leaves when they become too thick on your lawn. We will remove and dispose any leaves during the fall months. Some leaves, like oak, are toxic to your lawn and must be removed. This will ensure a proper environment for growth at the first sign of warm weather in the spring.
Compaction can become a serious issue for your lawn. When the soil is pressed together, it discourages new root growth affecting your turf's ability to gather the proper nutrients it needs to survive during droughts and other stressful conditions. Properly aerating the soil gives the roots a place to go and provides space for new seed and fertilizer.
Overseeding your lawn once a year is vital to keeping your turfgrass even and full of life. Along with proper aeration and fertilization, repairing bare spots will keep the various types of grass even throughout the lawn and keep everything green.
The final step in your turf management plan is fertilizing. We use Biosol. It is an all organic fertilizer safe for pets, your family, and you. By properly applying the right fertilizer, at the right time, in the right amounts, your lawn will have everything it needs to grow deeper roots, spread to bare spots, and grow more green. If you fertilize your own lawn, stop in our office to purchase Biosol!
Conditioning your soil is the final step to ensure a green turf and gorgeous beds. We use Mennefee Humate which is a natural mineral, carbon, and humid acid based soil conditioner. It is a product of Rocky Mountain Bio Products. It is a natural trace mineral that acts as an organic chelator and microbial stimulator. It will significantly improve poor soils when used in conjunction with a balanced fertilization program.