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We want to help your landscaping and lawn care be its best. We also want our customers to have the best education about lawn care, so that they can make educated decisions when it comes to caring for their lawn. Below are some quick reference answers to many of the frequently asked questions.

 

Lawn Care Recommendations

Mowing: Keep your mower cutting blade set at 3 inches to avoid scalping your lawn. Scalping forces your grass to put its energy into regrowing blades of grass instead of roots. Mow your yard when the grass is 3 1/2 – 4 inches tall.

Watering: Apply 1 inch of water (Mother Nature sometimes takes care of this for us.) to your lawn a week. Apply all the water at one time to create a deeper and healthier root system grow (which makes a more resilient the grass in a drought).

Fertilize: We recommend applying fertilizer 6 times a year.

1. Spring Application: Consists of a well-balanced, complete fertilizer, pre-emergent crabgrass/broad-leaf weed control.

2. Late Spring Application: Consists of a complete seasonal fertilizer and broad-leaf control.

3. Summer Application: Consists of an application of slow release nitrogen and if weeds are present at the time of application, a spot application of broad-leaf weed control as needed. Insect control will be applied as needed.

4. Late Summer Application: Consists of a complete seasonal fertilizer and broad-leaf weed control, insect control will be applied as needed.

5. Fall Application: Consists of a complete seasonal fertilizer that is designed to help develop your roots for the winter and give your lawn a faster green up in the Spring.

6. Winter Application: Consists of a well-balanced complete fertilizer.

Aerate: Use a core aerator to make 2 – 3 inch deep holes that are 2 – 4 inches apart in August or September. Soil presses together, preventing necessary oxygen and water from reaching grass roots. Aerating allows microorganisms to create an excellent growing environment for the grass.
Here are 8 good reasons:
1. prevents weed growth.
2. conserves moisture in the soil.*
3. cools soil surface and stabilizes soil temperature.*
4. reduces heaving (plant roots forced upward out of soil) of small plants as a result of alternate freezing and thawing of the soil in autumn, winter and spring.*
5. adds organic matter to soil, if mulch materials are organic in nature.
6. reduces soil erosion on slopes.
7. keeps fruits, vegetables and flowers cleaner.
8. improves aesthetics of a landscape and adds to property values.
* Research by the Weyerhaeuser Co. (1969) indicated that two inches of bark: 1) reduced moisture loss in summer by 21 percent, 2) reduced soil temperature in summer, in the upper four inches of soil, by 10 degrees F and, 3) delayed soil temperature in winter from reaching the freezing temperature by two days compared  to  un-mulched soil.

 

How deep should my mulch be in my flowerbeds?   

You will need enough mulch so that it is at least 3 inches throughout your flowerbeds.

 

What forms of payment do you accept?

Check, Master Card, Visa, Discover

How often should I fertilize my yard?

You can get away with 4 times a year, but we recommend 6 times a year.

1. SPRING APPLICATION
(Late Feb/March/April)
Consists of a well-balanced, complete fertilizer, pre-emergent crabgrass control and broad leaf weed control.

2. LATE SPRING APPLICATION
(May/June)
Consists of a complete seasonal fertilizer and broad leaf weed control.

3. SUMMER APPLICATION
(July/August)
Consists of an application of slow release nitrogen, and if weeds are present at the time of application, a spot application of broad leaf weed control is applied as needed. Insect control will be applied as needed.

4. LATE SUMMER APPLICATION
(August/September)
Consists of a complete seasonal fertilizer and broad leaf weed control. Insect control will be applied as needed.

5. FALL APPLICATION
(October)
Consists of a complete seasonal fertilizer that is designed to help develop your root system for the winter and give your lawn a faster green up in the spring.

6. WINTER APPLICATION
(November/December)
Consist of slow release nitrogen, Phosphorus (to stimulate root growth), and Potassium (Potash)-(which aids in enduring the changing weather conditions & helps to fight against diseases.)

 

How low should I cut my grass?

We recommend 2 ½” – 3”. 2 ½” – 3″ requires less watering, and in a drought and water restrictions, it could         be the difference between your lawn turning brown or making it until the next rain.

What kind and why should I aerate?

We recommend core aeration. Using a core aerator makes 2 – 3 inch deep holes that are 2 – 4 inches apart in      August or September. Throughout the year, your soil presses together, preventing necessary oxygen and                water from reaching grass roots. Aerating allows microorganisms to create an excellent growing environment      for the grass.

Why do I need lime?

Lime is intended to help with your PH balance and lower the acidity levels in your lawn.

When is the best season to start to get a well manicured lawn?

When is the best season to start to get a well manicured lawn”? There is no time like the present. No reason         to wait around for the perfect season, the best season is the one you are in so it is time to get started on your         lawn today. So please do not add grass seed to your lawn and add water expecting things to change.

 

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