Lawn Planting

aboutThe green green oasis of grass … A lush, well-maintained lawn is one of the most desired features in houses and commercial buildings all through Pennsylvania. Here are five useful tips to help you in your hunt for the perfect lawn. The outdoors season has finally begun and it's time to enjoy that beautiful lawn of yours. A lawn that will be the pride and joy of the neighbourhood and stay lush and green if cared for properly. To help you with this we've made a list of highly effective, basic lawn care guidelines you can use:

Cutting

Regular cutting of the lawn is important because it thickens the grass. As far as the cutting technique goes little and often is better than all in one go. Change directions and patterns each time you mow, so that the grass blades aren't pressed in the same direction every time. For each cut, the rule of thumb is to shorten the grass by around half to two-thirds to approximately 5 centimetres. In the middle of the summer, you might want to keep the grass a little longer, as it withstands the dry periods better.

Fertilising

Cutting the grass removes nutrients from the grass. So to make for the lost nutrients you should fertilise the lawn every four or five weeks, from the beginning of spring. Nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous are necessary. Mixes of special lawn fertilisers should be readily available at your local garden retailer.

Watering

If you want a lawn that looks healthy and green all summer, watering is important. How often you want to water your lawn depends on temperature and humidity. When the grass needs water, it will begin to take on a blue-gray shade, and the older grass blades will begin to curl up or wilt. If you have planted a new lawn, you will usually need to water once a day so the seeds can germinate and a good solid root system can form. Nowadays the watering of the lawn has become easier. You can water your garden by hand, partially or fully automatically with a minimum of hassle.

Weed Control

The battle against weeds in your lawn might actually be won if you refuse to give up and use the right technique. A lot of weeds can be removed using mechanical means. Smaller weeds (veronicas or white clover) should be removed with a manual scarifier used often in order to stun them and stop their growth. Daisies and dandelions should be removed with a root weeder and it's very important to get as much of the root as possible in order to prevent the re-growth. If you – against all odds – feel defeated, you have to consider herbicides. In a scenario where the weeds have overcome the grass, the re-structuring of the entire soil and covering it with rolled turf is the best solution.

Scarifying and aerification

Just like humans the grass roots need air in order to be able to breathe and grow. The soil of a lawn is often not sandy enough. So the roots do not get enough air resulting in stunted growth. With the help of a simple digging fork you can dig holes into the lawn and fill them with coarse sand. This allows water from the surface to flow away and also supplies oxygen to the roots. In order to get rid of dead roots and other debris from your lawn you might want to scarify it. If you remove the lawn thatch it will provide more breathing space for the lower parts of the grass and help the stems grow better.

Lawn Care Program

With our scientifically developed round the year lawn care program here is how you can maintain a beautiful lawn you have always dreamed of: Early Spring: This is the growing season for the grass and shrubs in your lawn after a long chilly winter. So let us treat your lawn with feritilizer and help it breathe by our expert pre-emergent crab grass control and early weed control. Late Spring: Around this time of the year you need a special care for your lawns to keep it lush and green. We help you in your effort with our liquid application of completely balanced fertilizer and broadleaf weed control. Early Summer: Our lawn care program during the early summer involves slow release of dry, non-burning fertilizer to help the grass ease through the summer and spot weed control like dandelions. Surface insect control protects the lawn from insects such as chinch bugs and sod web worms. Late summer: We concentrate around broad leaf weed control to keep your lawn spruced and remove any leftover summer weeds; and slow release of fertilizer to keep it healthy. Early Fall: Liquid application of our custom blended fertilizer supplies nutrients directly into the plant. Weed control is also necessary at this time of the year. Late Fall: Lawn care during this time of the year involves dry fertilization with broadleaf weed control to manage late season weeds. Pre Winter: Grass, trees, shrubs go through a tough time during the winters. Classic-Landscaping Inc makes sure they get enough nutrients to see the winters through. Our slow release of dry application for winter dormant feeding keeps your lawn well-nourished.

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