WHY CHOOSE A PROFESSIONAL LAWN SERVICE COMPANY?
Beautifully maintained yards are the envy of every neighborhood. One of the best tools available to help you create a personal oasis is a professional lawn treatment expert. A well trained lawn treatment specialist can recommend the appropriate grass for your soil and lighting conditions, provide watering, fertilization, and maintenance schedules to help your lawn flourish, and be your best defense against weeds and diseases that damage your lawn. Find “Homeowner Approved” lawn care services here.
LAWN CARE TIP – GRASS OPTIONS FOR HOMEOWNERS
Warm season grasses grow during the warm months and become dormant during the colder months. As the name implies, cool season grasses perform best during the cooler season. With average temperatures ranging from 29.6 to 88.9 degrees Fahrenheit, North Carolina is conducive to both types of grasses. Some of the more commonly used varieties include: Bermuda and Zoysia (warm season grasses), and Fescue and Rye (cool season grasses). Each has its own light, climate, watering, and traffic requirements, so ask your lawn specialist to recommend the best option for your conditions.
LAWN CARE TIP – WEED AND DISEASE CONTROL
Lawn care professionals will either spot-treat troubled areas, or recommend a more proactive “blanketing” strategy with regular weed treatment across the entire lawn. While more expensive, regular applications catch weeds early, thus creating the best weed defense for your lawn. Similarly, diseases such as Brown Patch can very quickly take over and wipe out parts, or all, of your lawn. Since diseases are much easier and less expensive to prevent than to cure, we recommend lawn treatment. Your local lawn care expert can easily work disease prevention into your regular lawn treatment schedule.
LAWN CARE TIP – PROPER LAWN MAINTENANCE FOR A HEALTHY LAWN
Here are a few lawn care and fertilization tips to achieve a beautiful lawn:
Watering your lawn appropriately is essential. Watering is best done between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. to minimize the “wet period” and help prevent disease. To encourage root development, you should water fewer times a week for longer durations. Each grass type has unique watering needs, so consult your lawn specialist.
Lawn mowing requirements vary across lawn types, but a general rule of thumb is to remove 1/3 or less of the grass’ height with each mowing. Generally, to encourage growth, grass should be cut shorter during the Spring and left longer during the Summer.
Aeration, the process of removing vertical cores from the lawn to allow air into the soil, should be performed once per year. Warm season grasses should be aerated during the Spring; cool season grasses should be aerated in Fall.
Lawn fertilization provides your lawn with nutrients that promote growth and general health, and should be applied 2-5 times yearly depending on your grass type and your lawn goals. As with other lawn needs, your lawn care specialist can provide specific recommendations and/or work fertilization into your lawn care program.
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