Lawn Maintenance, Landscape Maintenance, Landscaping Services
Lawn Maintenance includes routine mowing and trimming to aerating, thatching, planting grass seed or lawn overseeding. Giving your lawn the right care throughout the year will help it grow thicker, greener, and stay weed-free longer. Here are some of the most common types of lawn maintenance.
Fall and Winter Lawn Mowing
Starting in November, reduce your mower height to about a half inch to an inch shorter than you normally do. Be sure to bag any clippings to reduce the amount of weed seeds that may get left behind. Getting the thatch picked up will help your lawn stay healthier during the cold winter months. When spring returns, you will be rewarded with less weeds and a healthier lawn right from the start.
Fertilizing Your Lawn
A winter fertilizer will put potassium back into the soil, making it more resistant and healthy during the dormant winter months. It is important to fertilize before your grass stops growing in mid to late November, so make this a fall routine. When spring returns, you want to start with a higher nitrogen mix. Aim to do your spring fertilizing in mid to late march, or whenever temps return to the mid 60′s. Then follow up with another application every 8 weeks or so (every two months). This will keep the nutrients in the soil, and keep your lawn extra healthy and green. Try to do any weed reducing mixes along with the fall/winter fertilizer, or with the first round of fertilizer in the spring.
Aerate Your Lawn
Over the course of a year, your lawn’s soil can get too packed down. The more dense the soil is packed, the more difficult it is for water and nutrients to penetrate to the roots. Aerating a lawn is simply using a tool to create small holes in the soil to allow the much needed water and nutrients to get back down to the root systems. Grasses can’t survive long in compacted soil. If you notice your lawns soil becoming compacted, it is time to call someone to aerate. You can tell by taking a match or toothpick and pushing it into the soil. If it is difficult to push in, then you have compacted soil and should have it aerated to keep your lawn from thinning out and eventually dying.
Overseeding Your Lawn
Overseeding is often an overlooked maintenance service. It is a good idea to overseed your lawn at least every couple of years. Your lawn will begin to slow down in its reproduction. Lawns can get thinner over time, and overseeding will keep new grasses growing which will keep the lawn thicker. A thicker lawn is more tolerant to disease, more weed resistant, and will stay greener longer. If it has been a few years since you have overseeded your lawn (or if you can’t remember when), then now is a good time to schedule it. The best time to overseed is in September, so think ahead and remember to get it done this year.
Weed Control for Your Lawn
As we mentioned above, the winter fertilizer application should include a weed reducing component. Weeds usually take their toll over the winter months due to leaves that block sunlight and reduce air flow in the lawn. Thatch containing weed seeds left to sit and cultivate over the winter months can also be a contributor. When the spring time rolls around, this combination can create a free for all for weeds. The process to keep your lawn weed free begins by keeping it thatch free, keeping the leaves cleared, and adding the winterized fertilizing with weed control to your lawn maintenance routines.
Vision Landscaping – Your Lawn Maintenance Professionals
When you consider calling a landscaping company to provide lawn maintenance services for your lawn, be sure to call the professionals at Vision landscaping. We have trained and seasoned professionals to get the job done right so you can enjoy it – not work on it.
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If you are in need of landscape design, landscape installation, landscape maintenance, water feature design and installation, drainage solutions, irrigation systems, fall clean-ups, or any other lawn or landscape needs, Vision Landscaping should be your first call. Contact us today – call 706-310-1243.