LCD Lawncare and Landscaping For Experienced, Professional Lawn Care
Everyone enjoys a well-maintained lawn full of lush, healthy grass. However, with today’s busy schedules, many homeowners don’t have the time or energy to perform the important tasks needed to keep their lawns looking good. A reputable lawn care company can help you achieve the full, even lawn you desire. At LCD Lawncare and Landscaping, we provide quality care, so you can enjoy a beautiful and healthy lawn.
Understanding Your Grass Type
Maintaining your lawn is much easier when you know the type of grass you have. This will determine how much water is needed, as well as the type of nutrients that should be added with fertilizing. A soil test can also help to tell you if you should add additional components to keep your grass strong and healthy.
Each type of grass has its own mowing requirements. However, there are a number of basic rules, such as not cutting more than 1/3 the length of the blade during the growing season. In addition, the initial mow of the season should be shorter to remove dead grass and allow sunlight to penetrate the soil. This height should also be performed at the end of the growing season during the last mowing. Keeping the mower blade sharp is important to maintaining healthy grass.
Watering Your Lawn
How much watering you do will depend on whether you have sufficient rainfall to keep grass plants healthy. Grass plants generally need 1 to 2 inches of water per week, whether through rainfall or your own actions. Watering thoroughly is much better for grass plants than a light sprinkling. You will know when to water when your grass loses its bounce or when the bottoms of the plants become a dull green color. Water until the soil is moist 4 to 5 inches below the surface.
Aeration Is Important For A Healthy Lawn
Aeration is a process of poking small holes in the surface of the soil to allow air, water and nutrients to penetrate deeper into the root systems of the grass plants. This process helps to prevent soil compaction, which prevents the circulation of air and absorption of water and fertilizer. Soil compaction can choke off the growth of your grass and lead to dead spots.
Fertilizing and Weeding
When grass plants are healthy and strong, they crowd out any weeds that may find their way into your lawn. Fertilizing in the spring helps grass plants to develop strong root systems that foster health growth. Fall fertilizing strengthens roots after the growing season and prepares them for winter dormancy. Applying weed killer in the spring will help to eliminate unsightly weeds that compete with grass plants for soil nutrients.
Choose LCD Lawncare and Landscaping for Your Home’s Lawn Care
LCD Lawncare and Landscaping serves the Chatham-Kent ON area with professional lawn care and a commitment to the highest quality service. We can also help with your landscaping needs. Contact LCD Lawncare and Landscaping today to discuss your lawn care needs to ensure a healthy lawn for outdoor play and entertaining.