The following tips are answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions regarding the everyday maintenance of a lawn. We hope that by following these few tips as closely as possible, you will allow your lawn to achieve its highest potential, combined with the services that we provide.
Is is important to note that the best time of the day to water is between the hours of 5 am - 10 am, watering in the evening tends to leave the turf moist for a prolonged period of time which can induce fungal activity and eventually lead to diseased turf. However, if this timetable does not fit into your demanding schedule, then you should water when possible watering each area of your lawn for a period of 25 - 30 minutes each, every 2 - 3 days is usually a safe interval depending upon rainfall amounts and the climate. As the climate cools in late September, watering can often be reduced to as little as once per week.
A rule of thumb is to keep the lawn at a height of about 2 ½ inches and mow frequently enough so that you do not remove more than 1/3 of the leaf blade at any one mowing. During the Summer you may even maintain the lawn at 3 inches to allow the leaf blade to retain more moisture and properly defend itself from heat / drought stress.
Be sure to mow with a sharp mower blade, the cut should be clean with no shredding or tearing of the grass blade. If the lawn grows extremely long, perhaps due to your absence, do not cut it back all at once, this will lead to shock and can severely weaken, or even kill the lawn. Cut it back in 2 or 3 separate mowings, approximately 3 to 4 days apart from one another.
Snow and Cooler Temps PUSH BACK Spring!! As compared to our typical late March start, this seasons prolonged winter weather forced lawncare applications back by nearly three weeks into the second week of April. However, the silver lining is that air temperatures also stayed cooler than normal, which in turn keeps the ground temperature lower, thus pushing back the timing for weeds and crabgrass germination and allowing our first application to be fully effective for your crabgrass preventative needs. Due to these lower temperatures, Mosquito Control and Flea and Tick Control were also delayed in an effort to gain as much control on the first applications as possible. Fortunately, we have all made it through the madness and are now currently back on a normal schedule to continue addressing your lawncare needs as they arise all season long. Continue to view and like our Facebook and Twitter Page @lawnprolawncare, for current updates and news items regarding lawncare issues and additional services available to you from Lawn-Pro.
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TREE AND SHRUB TOTAL CARE Our new, complete Tree and Shrub Total Care Program is a 4 application, comprehensive program that includes Fertilization, Insect and Disease Control and Shrub Bed Weed Control, all season long. This program has already begun for the season, but its never too late to start. Call now for a FREE no obligation price quote to ensure healthy and weed free planting beds throughout your property.
FALL AERATION / OVERSEEDING This service starts at the end of August and runs through the entire fall season. The process involves the mechanical extraction of small cores from the topsoil throughout your lawn. The cores are approximately a half inch in diameter and 1 to 3 inches in depth. Immediately after the core aeration is complete, a heavy application of seed is applied throughout the topsoil and into the freshly exposed cores. The seed quickly settles in the topsoil and inside the cores to create the perfect contact area of seed to soil which provides for healthy germination, along with a thorough mix of seed throughout the lawn, this will thicken and improve the overall texture of the lawn. Core aeration will also enhance irrigation to the root zone and control or minimize most disease activity. The cores left behind will dry and slowly disappear after several mowings.
A REMINDER ABOUT OUR SERVICE We hope that you enjoy the fast, courteous service that has made Lawn-Pro one of the leading, service oriented lawncare companies in the area. Our goal at Lawn-Pro is to provide you with a beautiful lawn while implementing an environmentally conscious approach to lawncare by using the safest products and methods available in the industry. It is this approach and care that has allowed our popularity to steadily grow in your community and we thank you for the opportunity to continue to serve you. As always, Lawn-Pro uses organic based fertilizers and we control weeds on an as needed basis, thus allowing you to enjoy the comfort of knowing that our trained professionals are maintaining your property in an environmentally conscious manner with limited use of pesticides. The end result is a healthy lawn for you and your family to enjoy all season. However, if at any time weeds do become a problem between our regularly scheduled visits, do not hesitate to call our service department at 1-800-LAWN-PRO and we will respond promptly to treat the weeds at no additional charge.
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