WHY IS GRASS THINNER AROUND TREES?

The roots of the trees are quite powerful and are competing with the grass for both water and nutrients, leaving the grass with a lesser supply of each. The grass around the trees also recieve less direct sunlight. You can solve this by pruning trees or planting shade resistant grass in the affected area.

WHY DOES MY GRASS NEED FERTILIZER?

Without Fertilizer – Your Grass is Basically Starving. Various levels of nutrients like Phosphorus, Potassium and Nitrogen become depleted and these are absolutely essential to maintaining that thick-green lawn you’ve always wanted. By introducing fertilizers and other products into the soil, It allows for production of not only a denser-thicker grass overall but also provides a deeper & more vivid green color which will ultimately promote both uniformity and growth.

HOW DO I PREVENT MY LAWN FROM TURNING BROWN & HOW OFTEN SHOULD I WATER IT?

During HOT Summer Days – Your Lawn is Going to be Thirsty! Always keep in mind that the soil retains water. In fact, this is one of the #1 causes of dying / brown grass – Overwatering!   You can certainly water your lawn at any time but recommended that you do so some time in the morning or early evening to prevent the hot sun from evaporating most of the water.

CAN I BUY THE SAME PRODUCTS AND APPLY THEM MYSELF?

There are some great over-the-counter products, but we offer some “professional use only” products that help us with some of the more difficult-to-control weeds and deliver longer residual disease control than what is available to consumers.

WHAT IS AN AERATION AND WHY DO I NEED IT?

Both the grass and the soil its growing in need oxygen.  An aeration breaks up the thatch layer by removing dirt cores to allow increasing oxygen, water and nutrient movement in the soil. Which then allows for a healthier, greener lawn.

COMMON MISTAKES

  • Not having a strategy or schedule for watering & mowing
  • Over & Under Watering
  • Dull Mower Blades
  • Short Grass during hot summer months
  • Improper Fertilizer
  • Neglecting Soil
  • Wrong type of Grass

TIPS

Maintaining your lawn properly is the key

  • Keep a daily watering and weekly mowing schedule

Mowing

  • Keep lawn at least 3″ to encourage growth, 4″ during the hot summer months. Keeping it longer when it is hot and dry will help shade the plant and keep it cool while creating a thick lawn that can crowd out crabgrass & weeds.
  • Grass is mostly water, when you remove too much of the grass blade you’re also removing part of the plant’s stored water supply.
  • Keep your lawn mower blades sharp! A dull blade will tear down lawn & cause injury to the plant.

Watering

  • Different water techniques are required based on soil type, amount of shade, temperature & time of year.
  • Water enough to keep your lawn green & actively growing.
  • When well watered, your lawn can stand up to heat, drought & heavy foot traffic.
  • When not being watered enough, the grass turns a darker blue/green color, which means it has lost its ability to cool itself in the hot sun & can’t repair itself when it gets damaged.
  • If the grass does not spring up after walking on it – it’s a sign that it needs more water!
  • Water in the morning between 5-10AM. You want the soil to be wet and not the lawn. Watering late at night does not allow the lawn to dry and can promote disease, fungus and mildew growth.
  • Watering in the afternoons is okay in periods of heat & drought because it provides water & cooling.
  • It is beneficial to water AFTER mowing on a hot day but NEVER BEFORE mowing. This causes mower damage to the lawn, and you get a better cut when it is dry.
  • REMEMBER it takes more water to bring your lawn out of drought stress than it does to prevent it!