Proper mowing is one of the most important practices in keeping your lawn healthy. Grasses are like most plants — if you clip off the growing points the plants branch out and become denser, which in this case, turns thousands of individual grass plants into a tightly woven lawn. Mowing height and mowing frequency are a few of the factors which determine how healthy and attractive your lawn looks
Edging gives your lawn a clean manicured appearance while increasing curb appeal. It also provides a root barrier to prevent invasive lawn grasses from entering flower beds.
One of the most important thing you can do for a lawn is to provide it with proper nutrition. Without fertilizer, most turf-grasses will struggle to maintain their vigor and color. Fertilizing increases growth, color, vigor, hardiness, thickens the grass and is the mainstay of having a rich dark lawn.
Core aeration is the process of removing small plugs of thatch and soil of up to 4 inches in length from the lawn to improve air flow in the soil. Aeration enhances water intake, improves fertilizer uptake and use, reduces water runoff and puddling, encourages root growth, and reduces soil compaction. Overall this procedure will make the lawn a lot healthier and save money on your water bill.
Thatching increases the amount of water and nutrients available for your lawn to consume. As thatch accumulates, it prevents water, nutrients, sunlight and air from reaching the roots of the grass. When this occurs, the grass is suffocated and starved, promoting an unhealthy and unsightly lawn. While a thin layer of thatch is beneficial to your lawn, protecting it from extreme weather and traffic, an excessive layer is damaging.
Simply explained, lawn overseeding is a process of spreading grass seed over the already existing turf. It is good for lawns that suffer from drought stress, insect or disease damage, or that show other evidences of decline, such as bare patches. Overseeding a lawn with newer, improved types of grass is often the best way to thicken the lawn and improve its health and appearance.
Lime sweetens the soil by raising the pH level and preps the lawn for absorption of nutrients from fertilizer. It encourages greater seed germination and builds a healthy system to fight disease, weeds, fungus and insects. It helps develop a lush perennial lawn that can withstand cold winter weather and is typically applied once a year.