Core aeration relieves compaction, promotes root development, thickens lawn, reduces thatch, and builds disease and drought resistant. The most beautiful, healthy lawns are aerated every year.
Professional quality grass seed will be applied at a proper rate to achieve a thicker lawn. Core aeration is recommended with this process.
At Pro Landscape Maintenance we are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality products and professional services. We always have personal, customer, and environmental safety in mind when we make applications to your lawn. However, we understand that a traditional chemical program may not be right for you. With that in mind, we are proud to add an organic lawn care program to our list of services.
How does this program work? Organic-based granules (fertilizer) are spread onto your lawn just like a traditional fertilizer. The granules break down, adding organic material to the soil which feeds the plant. It also adds microbes to the soil, increasing the microbial activity which helps to “unlock” the minerals that are already there, but “tied-up” in your soil.
The organic program basically conditions your soil, creating a better environment for the grass plant to grow in. Rather than use a traditional weed killer, the goal is to increase the health and density of the turf which will crowd out any weeds.
AERATION is a very important component of all lawn care programs. Core aeration relieves compaction, promotes root development, reduces thatch, thickens lawn, and builds disease and drought resistance.
OVER SEED: You may also want to over seed following the aeration process in order to help fill in bare spots or thicken the existing turf. Professional quality grass seed will be applied at a proper rate to achieve a thicker lawn. Remember, thick turf crowds out weeds and eliminates areas that weeds can grow in.
A SOIL TEST should be done to get a proper analysis of the soil. The soil analysis will tell us what is already in the soil, what is needed in the soil, and what the pH of your soil is. We may need to make soil amendments based on these results.
PROPER LAWN MAINTENANCE is required to make this program a success. Proper mowing at a minimum of 3”, with sharp blades, and at least once per week during normal growing conditions is advised. Mulch the grass instead of bagging. Mulched clippings will help add organic material and nutrients to your lawn. We also offer weekly lawn mowing.
PROPER WATERING PRACTICES: Water heavily and infrequently so the water soaks deeply into the soil. About 1” per week is recommended. If you have an irrigation system, set it to run early in the morning, 2 - 3 times per week for longer periods of time. If you don’t have irrigation, do your best to follow proper watering practices as time allows. Frequent, light watering can actually do more harm than good. It creates a shallow root system which creates much less resistance to drought. It also creates compaction in the soil. We can refer an irrigation contractor if you would be interested in a quote.
Lawn care does not have to be a chore. Treat yourself to a well deserved break. Take the weekend off. Better yet, take the whole summer off. Let us worry about the yard. We can provide you with service from the first sign of spring all the way through the season until the fall leaves are cleaned up.
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