5 Steps for a Healthier Lawn!
Having trouble with your lawn? Does it look sparse or dead in some spots? Do you have uncontrollable weeds? Then read below, we have put together a list of 5 steps to a healthier lawn.
- Water Weekly
Lawns need water to grow. Peerless Turfcare recommends you water once per week according to your Regional Bylaws. The best time of day to water your lawn is in the morning. Do not over-water, as you need to give time for oxygen to penetrate the roots or your grass will have a very shallow root system and may suffocate and die. You can check how dry your lawn is by pushing a pick or screwdriver into the lawn, and if you cannot push it in, then you are not watering enough.
- Mow your grass on highest setting
Using your lawn mowers highest setting, cut your grass approximately 3 ½” high. Doing this will ensure your grass establishes longer roots which will protect your lawn on those hot and dry days.Leave the grass clippings on your lawn as they act as a natural fertilizer when they decompose, releasing water and nutrients back into your lawns soil.
- Aerate your lawn
Lawns do not grow well if they are compacted. Typically, the best time for aeration is in early June when the soil is not too wet. Peerless Turfcare owner Richard Maass feels aeration is the best thing you can do for your lawn. Aeration removes small cores of soil which help to allow air, water and nutrients to penetrate the soil beneath the grass. Aeration also helps reduce thatch and relieves soil compaction which brings much needed nutrients to the roots of your grass.
- Get regular weed spraying
Don’t let weeds get their start. For optimum weed control, get regular weed spraying at least 3 times per year.Peerless Turfcare offers seasonal service plans that will control the growth of Dandelions, Crab Grass, Chickweed, Thistles, and Invasive and Noxious Weeds. Peerless Turfcare uses products like Fiesta and Iron which are environmentally friendly and provide season long weed control.
- Fertilize spring and fall.Lawns that are thin and inconsistent benefit from fertilization. Fertilizing regularly will ensure your lawn grows thick and will crowd out the weeds.Peerless Turfcare offers seasonal service plans that improve the fertility of your lawn and will ensure your lawn is luscious and green throughout the growing seasons.Peerless Turfcare uses SCU or CoRoN Fertilizers which are slow releasing, non burning products which feed your lawns all season long. The superior fertilizer technology provides slow releasing goodness when it is needed. All our fertilizers are fortified with micro-nutrients to enrich soil and stimulate healthy lawns.