Turf tips

Lawns are usually the most visible and beautiful part of our landscaping. A nice looking lawn is an eye catcher which draws you in and leads you to other areas of your landscape such as flower beds and shrubs. A properly maintained lawn is thicker, has deeper roots making it more durable and better equipped to combat weeds, insects and diseases.

Mowing turf at the appropriate height is a major component of turf management. A neatly trimmed lawn is considered more attractive, by maintaining a uniform turf surface a neat appearance can be achieved. Proper turf management develops dense, actively growing and attractive turf.

  • Proper mowing height
  • Mowing frequency and pattern
  • Reduce thatch build-up

Understanding the water needs of turf is a major component in overall plant care. Inappropriate irrigation is the most common cause of lawn damage. Overwatering causes shallow root growth and increases the turf’s susceptibility to stress and diseases. Managing the irrigation system can decrease water waste and improve the health of the turf.

  • When to water
  • Irrigation scheduling
  • Frequency

Maintaining healthy turf requires proper nutrients. Fertilizing a lawn provides the essential elements absorbed by roots. A well-fed lawn is healthier, which means a better root system to combat heat, cold, drought, mowing, and foot traffic. Lawns on a regular feeding program will look lush and green, and be less susceptible to pests.

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