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.
Turf Bulletin - Winter 2020
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Happy New Year, we wish you and yours the very best of health and prosperity throughout the New Year.
Your “2020 Service Summary Checklist” will be in the mail to you by February 6th. This is a convenient guide which provides you with a description and price for each application or service that your lawn is currently scheduled to receive, as our records indicate from your past seasons requests.
We were very happy to serve you last season, and we look forward to serving you again in this upcoming 2020 season.
We hope that you enjoy the fast, courteous service that has made Lawn-Pro one of the leading, service oriented lawncare companies in your area.
Your satisfaction is our guarantee! 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 throughout the season 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.
Again, many thanks and we look forward to seeing you soon in the new year.