Maintaining Your Yard

We all have a tendency to put things off. Many homeowners cite outdoor care of their home as their most difficult maintenance task, thus it is put off until it becomes unsightly, and even problematic. There are many good reasons for regular maintenance of outdoor spaces for both homes and businesses. Here is more information on some on the whats and whys of yard maintenance:


PROPER THATCHING AND MOWING LEAD TO A BEAUTIFUL LAWN

When the spring season is upon us, it’s time to start thinking about getting outdoors and managing your business or home’s turfgrass. Proper mowing and managing the amount of thatch work together to create the essential conditions for your lawn to thrive.

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Core Aeration

Core aeration is the process of removing small plugs of soil and thatch from the lawn area. This helps create a stronger root system with more nutrient storage thus giving us a greener and healthier lawn. Two important reasons for regular core aeration are thatch decomposition and soil compaction relief.

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Managing Thatch Build Up

As we transition from summer to fall, one issue we notice annually is lawn damage due to fungi that are active in extreme temperatures. Diseases such as Red Thread, Dollar Spot and Summer Patch leave spots in your lawn that appear to be dead or dormant.

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Bedding Your Garden in Fall

Fall means it’s time to begin thinking about putting our vegetable and perennial gardens to rest. You might consider several options when it comes to the beautification of your gardens and preparation for next season.

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Mowing Your Lawn

Raising the height of your mower may not be the most popular practice amongst many homeowners, but the overall health benefits to your turf are outstanding. Increasing the height of your mower to 3.5 to 4 inches will help promote a healthier lawn by thicken up your turf and creating a much better root system.

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Overseeding

Overseeding is one of the most important lawn care tasks, yet few homeowners ever do it. So, you ask, if I fertilize my lawn properly, why do I need to add new seed, especially if my grass looks pretty good right now?

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From Spring to Fall, Flowers Make Scents

Peek beneath the stiff, brown grass and mud-stained snow that fills your yard. There, in the damp, dark soil, you’ll find the bright green beginnings of brilliant tulips, daffodils and hyacinth.

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