Your Lawn is Important!

 

Your lawn needs to breathe. Every time you step on your lawn, mow your grass, or allow your children to play in the yard, your lawn soil becomes a little more compacted. Minimal use usually isn't a significant problem.

 

Your Lawn is Important

 

Seasonal freezing and thawing can help keep your soil loose, as well as the occasional earthworm working his way through your lawn. For most homeowners, though, annual or bi-annual lawn aeration is important to keep a lawn healthy and disease-free.

 

Your lawn needs loose soil for several reasons. Vital nutrients, water, fertilizer, and pesticides will more easily move into loose soil. Plus, grass roots will more easily extend into the soil to extract these nutrients. An aerated lawn will also promote a healthy population of microorganisms that breakdown lawn thatch.

 

Renovation of Lawns

 

Lawn renovation involves restoring a deteriorated turf grass area to an improved condition. Depending on the condition of the turf, this process can be accomplished without establishing a new lawn.

 

The first step in lawn renovation is to correct the primary cause of turf deterioration. Such things as drought, excessive shade, tree root competition, poor drainage, soil compaction, inadequate fertility, acid soils, weed or insect infestation, disease, thatch build-up, improper mowing, poorly-adapted grass species and cultivars, and others may contribute to poor turf.

 

Shade problems may require removal of some trees, pruning, and planting turf grass species that are adapted to shaded conditions. Tree roots may need to be pruned to reduce competition with grasses for water, air, and nutrients.

 

Regular Lawn Mowing Works!

 

Having a great looking lawn is something that most homeowners dream about. Being the envy of the block thanks to your perfectly groomed and manicured lawn is reason to be proud in itself. That is the reason why it’s important to get your lawn mowed on a regular basis.

 

Regular Lawn Mowing Works

 

To get the strongest lawn possible, get it mowed as often as needed to keep it at around 3 inches in height. When your grass is cut, the healthiest grass shoots will flourish while the weak shoots are left behind. The more you get your lawn cut, the more healthy grass shoots you will have which results in a more lush and healthy lawn over time.

 

Mulching is a vital part of a healthy lawn because it returns much needed nutrients to your lawn after mowing. When mowing is done consistently, mulching can be done with shorter blades of grass. Returning shorter blades of grass to your lawn is much healthier than waiting until the grass is longer because the longer blades are weaker and less nutrient-rich.