Sep 06 2018
To get the best results from your lawn it’s important to care for them constantly throughout the year. Depending on the time of year each season offers different things that can be done to keep our lawns as green and healthy as possible. In fact some lawn maintenance tasks can be helpful in their proper season but cause damage when done at the wrong time of year
With a season like this one, drought stressed lawns are pretty much everywhere. Drought stress leads to compaction, bare spots and excessive weeds. The summer season turf can take a beating. Whether it’s being over-watered or under-watered, foot traffic, dogs, dense shade, vehicles you name it…all lead to one thing, the need for action.
The upcoming fall season offers the best opportunity to repair any damaged or stressed awn areas that you may have or to just give your lawn a special boost to make it the envy of the neighborhood. Consider the following this fall to rejuvenate your lawn and ensure beautiful grass for next spring and summer.
Aeration breaks up compaction caused by foot traffic, cars, over-watering, and mowing. This allows for oxygen and extra space to reach the roots, better water absorption and nutrient penetration to help your lawn tolerate the winter freeze and bounce back next Spring with vigor.
Compost is general applied in the fall or very early spring. Due to the high temperature of the materials it is not recommended for summer use. Compost consists of organic material mixed together solely for the purpose of adding natural nutrients and organic material back in to your lawn. This gives your grass a deep green color and stimulates both root and top growth for a thicker fuller healthier lawn.
The greatest benefit of all is composts ability to improve the soil under the lawn. Before the invention of the machinery used to apply the compost such soil improvement was only possible by removing the lawn starting with new soil. It also improves moisture retention and helps prevent fungus growth. Composting naturally restores nutrients lost throughout the season to growth (consumption) and leaching through the soil, giving your lawn the ultimate boost in color and nutrients.
Over seeding refills any bear spots caused by normal wear and tear to help thicken your lawn. The best looking lawns have a mixture of many different types of grass and introducing new seed allows for the strongest species to take hold and thrive, making your lawn resilient and lush.
If you want your lawn to look its best it’s important to tend to it in a fashion that yields the desired result by giving it what it needs to be successful; the room to grow strong roots though regular aeration, good soil with proper nutrients and seed to grow and fill in.