Lawn Care Knowledge Center

Proper Fertilization

Fertilizing the grass does more than just make it green. Sure, it will make it grow too, but many additional benefits can be attributed to proper fertilization. Fertilizer helps the seed germinate faster. After the grass has a good start, fertilizer will make the grass thicker and healthier. Most grasses will achieve maximum benefit from four applications of fertilizer per year. Typically, we prefer to spread out applications 45–60 days apart, starting in early spring approximately 30 days before the growing season, continuing through the growing season until fall. Spring fertilizing gets the grass off to a fast start, giving you the rich green color and lush turf that is so desirable. Too much fertilizer will cause excess growth, leading to Fungus growth and weakening the grass.

Broadleaf Weed Control

Controlling weeds in a new or existing lawn is vital to the health and overall appearance of the lawn. A beautiful smooth lawn gets most of it's good looks from the fact that it is smooth and level with no weeds sticking up above the turf. You have probably mowed your lawn before only to have dandelions popping up above the grass a day later making it look like you need to mow already. A weed free lawn holds its good looks for several days if the grass is a monoculture with uniform growing heights.

Proper Mowing

Mowing is the most misunderstood part of lawn care, and the most often incorrectly performed part of lawn care. Far too many people will set their mowers too low or "scalp" the lawn. This leads to thin and dying out grass, shallow root systems, and in the long run, NO GRASS.

Adequate Watering

Once you have achieved the perfect lawn, it just doesn't make sense to let it revert to being a pasture from lack of watering or other maintenance that needs to be done. Keep it watered and you will keep the lush grass you spent your hard earned money and time on. The ideal way to water your lawn is with an automatic underground sprinkler system. This way the watering is done every day that it needs it, there are no hoses to drag, no water is wasted you get coverage for the entire lawn, not just where the sprinkler is.

Have you ever started the sprinkler then forgot to move it? This wastes water and over waters some parts of the lawn while other parts may never get water because it's inconvenient to carry a hose to. Another common problem in hand watering is that you can only operate one or two sprinklers at a time. In the case of a very large lawn it could easily take all day to water. Automatic systems will water when you program the system to come on, once a day, every other day, once a week, your choice for what needs to be watered.