Getting Your Lawn Ready For Spring

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Landscaping Maintenance Tips for Spring in Norfolk County

How to Prepare Your Lawn Now to be Summer-Ready!

Leave the struggles of keeping your lawn green all year behind. Start preparing your lawn now for those tough summer months when the true strength of your lawn will really show. It is time to make your lawn great again!

We all know everyone wishes that they could have a lush green lawn all year long. Then midsummer rolls around and your grass fights a losing battle to the intense heat and lack of rain.

Your grass then begins to fade from green to brown and you wonder what you could have done to better prepare your lawn for the year ahead. Follow these lawn care treatment tips and you will be on your way to having a stronger, fuller lawn that will stay green even in the dog days of Summer!

Lawn Maintenance Tip #1: Dethatch

Thatch is a thick layer of organic matter that accumulates at the base of grasses. In order to give the roots of your lawn room to breathe and grow, remove excess thatch buildup through dethatching.

This process also allows for fertilizers to be better received by the roots of the grass since the fertilizer can come in direct contact with the soil at the base of the grass rather than sitting on top of the thatch layer.

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Lawn Maintenance Tip #2: Aerate

Everytime your lawn sees foot traffic or the lawnmower, the soil becomes more and more compacted. Excessive compaction reduces the airspace required for healthy soil to function and for plants to optimally grow, causing thin, stressed turf that is susceptible to weeds, diseases and pests.

In order to remedy this problem, Land Design Associates offers aeration as part of its lawncare-maintenance services throughout Norfolk County, which pulls plugs from your lawn to open up airspace for the lawn’s roots.

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Lawn Maintenance Tip #3: Apply Lime

Grass is the strongest when rooted in soil that has a neutral PH. If the soil is too acidic then your grass will not be performing at its peak. In order to lower the acidity of soil and bring the PH back to neutral it is necessary to apply lime to your lawn. After all, your grass can not grow at its best if the soil it is rooted in is harming it. Acidic soil just may be the “root” of your problem.

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Lawn Maintenance Tip #4: Overseed

If your lawn is looking thin and bare then it may need a little “pick me up” with overseeding.

Overseeding is done through the use of a specialized machine that cuts grooves into the soil and drops the grass seeds inside. This method ensures much better soil to seed contact which in turn leads to better germination rates and a fuller lawn for the customer.

Bare spots become a thing of the past with overseeding.

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Lawn Maintenance Tip #5: Fertilize

Depending upon the specific problems that your lawn shows, treatment can be possible through the application of either organic or chemical fertilizers.

Our lawn care experts will determine if your lawn could benefit from fertilizers. If so, they will use their expertise to formulate a recipe that your lawn will love. Fertilizers have the ability to speed up the eradication of lawn problems in order to bring it back to full health.


Lawn Maintenance Tip #6: Consult an Expert

Save yourself, let an expert do the dirty work. Lawn care experts have seen all kinds of problems, and chances are they know exactly how to deal with your lawns’ as well. Hiring a lawn care professional ensures that your lawn gets the treatment it needs. Not only will you save time, but also money. Your problem will get solved the first time, no need to guess about the treatment plan when a professional has got you covered.

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