By applying timely treatments at just the right times, they can help prevent problems like thatch build-up, insect infestation and heat stress.irrigation adelaide
Follow these 10 basic tips to promote lush and green grass. When necessary, additional services may include weed control, aeration, soil amendments and annual topdressing.
Lawn maintenance professionals understand all of the key factors affecting their lawn’s health and appearance, quickly spotting problems such as chinch bugs, sod webworms and grub damage far faster than an average homeowner could.
They can also do an exceptional job at tasks such as soil aeration, which loosens compacted turfgrass soil to promote healthy growth while improving root health by allowing more oxygen and water into it. Overseeding, which often accompanies soil aeration treatments, fills in thinned areas of your yard while naturally eliminating pesky weeds.
Pre- and post-emergent weed control techniques can be employed to keep spring, summer and fall weeds under control without using herbicides that kill grass. Also available is dethatching services which remove thick mats of dead leaves and grass clippings that cover ground surface areas to allow sunlight to reach grass roots more readily and may encourage fungal infections in plants.
Weeds compete with turfgrass for light, water and nutrients – their presence revealing any weaknesses in turfgrass management such as poor soil fertility or pH levels, thatch accumulation, compaction or overwatering and/or cutting too short of an angle for their respective lawn types.
Most annual weeds such as crabgrass and annual bluegrass can be effectively controlled with preemergence herbicides that must be applied prior to seed germination, usually late spring in New Jersey. Common preemergence herbicides include Benefin, Bensulide, Dithiopyr, Oryzalin Pendimethalin and Dimethenamid-p.
Yellow nutsedge is a perennial plant that thrives in warm, wet areas with poor drainage. To eradicate it, spot treatments of glyphosate or the nonselective postemergence herbicides halosulfuron and sulfentrazone may be applied, or physical removal from soil surface must occur to destroy this invasive sedge species.
A lawn is an area of grass or other plants maintained at an aesthetically pleasing height to provide an aesthetically pleasing appearance. Proper care for a healthy lawn includes regular mowing and fertilization services.
A healthy lawn requires the appropriate blend of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium fertilizer applications at specific times throughout the year in accordance with soil test results and fertilizer application schedule. Fertilizer should be applied according to these results.
Thatch can quickly accumulate in a yard and compromise plant health, but thatching can be effectively controlled through reduced nitrogen fertility, appropriate watering (deep rather than shallow), application of grub preventative in spring, and regular dethatching using a thatch rake at appropriate times. You might even consider providing your yard with extra nutrition with topdressings of sand or compost in fall for added nutrient boost.
Like its human counterparts, grass relies on oxygen, water and nutrients for survival. If soil becomes compacted it restricts these essentials’ availability resulting in thinner grass growth; regular aeration provides an avenue through which these essential elements can reach their roots for a healthier lawn.
Compressed soil can be caused by foot traffic, cars and trucks driving across your lawn, children and animals playing on the grass, and frequent rainfall events that soak the ground. Heavy clay soils are especially susceptible to compacted conditions.
Aeration techniques include core (dotting the lawn with holes) and spike aeration (using spiked tools to poke holes into the turf). Core aeration relieves compact pressure on grass, reduces thatch build-up, promotes drainage, combats soil compaction and encourages earthworm activity – among many other advantages.
Maintaining an attractive lawn involves more than simply cutting it regularly; pests need to be managed as they can damage grass and even cause health issues for humans and pets, not to mention decreasing property values.
Symptoms: If your green lawn has started turning yellow and brown in patches, white grubs could be responsible. These beetle larvae feed on grass plant roots to release toxic substances into your yard that damage it further.
An attractive lawn will not only add curb appeal, but it can also protect the value of your home and provide a comfortable outdoor space for you and your family to enjoy. To ensure you receive optimal lawn maintenance services, contact us now to set up a free consultation; we offer both organic and inorganic options!