Summer time is around the corner, and lawn care is important to many homeowners. A common problem during the summer for many homeowners is the build-up of thatch on their lawn. Thatch can be viewed as a blanket that is smothering your lawn. It is described as a layer of living and dead organic material (dead grass, leaves and other un-decomposed materials) that rest between the turf grass and soil. Having thatch build-up on the grass can cause a lot of lawn problems. Too much thatch on a (more…)
April 30, 2011
April 16, 2011
There are some simple ways to tell if you have a healthy lawn. Specailists in lawn care can run tests and give you an indepth analysis, but your eyes can give you some very basic information first. By looking around you can spot the signs of a healthy lawn. First of all you should not have any bare spots. The grass should be full and thick. Walk across the lawn to be sure you still feel the firm ground underneath (more…)
April 1, 2011
There are not many different kinds of products needed to maintain a luscious and pleasing lawn. The key to getting the most benefit from necessary products is learning what grass needs are and then acting to meet those needs.
Sound watering and mowing practices will serve to reduce the need of products such as pesticides and herbicides. Watering occasionally and deeply encourages deeper root growth where moisture content and soil temperature are more consistent. Mowing so that not more than about one-third of the grass blade is removed at one time reduces shock to individual plants (more…)