Five Ways to Keep Up With Your Lawn
You want your lawn to look it’s best and thrive. A healthy lawn is something you and your family and friends can enjoy, whether you’re barbecuing, having a party, romping with the kids, lounging or simply enjoying the soothing feeling of looking at lush green grass. What’s more, a healthy, attractive lawn improves the look of your home and the value of your property. FitTurf.com can help you create and maintain that ideal lawn you want. Here are five ways to keep up with your lawn, whether you’re in Colorado or Michigan.
Core aeration, or simply aeration, resuscitates your lawn. In core aeration, an aerator machine runs across your lawn, scooping out 1-inch plugs of earth 2 to 4 inches apart. The purpose? Aeration lets your lawn breathe by providing more air and light. It allows better absorption of fertilizer because more soil is exposed to fertilizer applications. Over-seeding benefits from aeration too, because there is more soil for grass seeds to attach to during the crucial germination process. Likewise, watering becomes more effective, because water can better penetrate your lawn’s root system via the small holes in your lawn.
Whether you’re putting in a new lawn, renovating an existing lawn or simply patching some bare spots, seeding is crucial to establishing and maintaining a healthy lawn. During the important germination process, seeds need just the right amount of water, fertilizer and light to develop strong roots and grow their best.
Fertilizing does for a lawn what food does for humans, providing the vital nutrients it needs to grow and thrive. But fertilizing isn’t just a simple matter of tossing some stuff on the grass. Different types of grass require different types of fertilizer, and timing is crucial when fertilizing. What’s more, location plays a key role in when and how you fertilize. FitTurf.com’s locally trained lawn pros can help give your lawn exactly the nutrients it needs — and make sure that all the fertilizer goes on your lawn and not in your driveway.
Insects can be deadly for lawns. Winter mites in Colorado and larval grubs in Michigan are just two examples of the many types of insects that can wreak havoc on your lawn — sometimes without you even knowing until the spring comes, when you find to your sad surprise that your lawn is brown rather than green. Besides the many insects that can damage your turf, many more bugs, some as dangerous to humans as others are to your grass, will be trying to infiltrate your home via your lawn. FitTurf.com can diagnose and help you with any and all insect problems, inside or out.
Weeds and Diseases:
Weeds that edge their way into your lawn can crowd out your grass, competing for nutrients and water and weakening your lawn. A year-round battle plan is the best defense against letting weeds run rampant in your lawn. The number of diseases that grass is prone to is exceeded only by the number of diseases that may plague the human body. As with humans, the best method is preventative: to guard against potential diseases before bring disaster to your beautiful lawn.