A healthy lawn is a beautiful thing. It's a joy for the kids and pets and a source of pride for many. Achieving one is easy too—especially when you enlist the help of Kendall Lawn Care! We've been helping homeowners from Orangeville to Guelph and everywhere in-between come home to a lush, green lawn since 1966.
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Aeration is a mechanical process that pulls small plugs of soil (about the size of your little finger) out of your lawn. This treatment relieves compaction, reduces thatch, and allows water, nutrients, grass seed and air to get into the root zone where it can do the most good.
Aeration will strengthen the root system which will allow your lawn to better handle the stress of heat, drought, insects and disease. This should be done at least once per season in the spring when the ground is soft. If you prefer, this can also be done in the late fall. The plugs should be left on the lawn to be reabsorbed and not raked off. The plugs will disappear within a few weeks or possibly sooner if you water your lawn. What are the benefits of aeration? Check out this article by Dr Robert Shearman.
Overseeding, immediately after aeration, is a great option to be done in the spring. Lawns have a life cycle. Over time grass will die and new grass will grow. As time goes on, lawns tend to get thinner. This is a great opportunity to introduce new grass to your lawn and thicken it up to make it more difficult for weeds and crabgrass to take hold. After aeration there is a lot of soil (plugs and holes) exposed that the grass seed can attach itself to. This is a terrific service to incorporate into your lawn care every spring.
Weed treatment should be applied at least 3-4 times per season. For best results, this should be done when the weeds are actively growing (spring and fall). There are two reasons why this should be done. First, there are some weeds that are actively growing in the spring and different ones that are growing in the fall. Second, many weeds spread by seed. Weed control cannot stop a seed from growing. It only works on an existing plant that is contacted by the weed control. This treatment is done only as needed and only where weeds exist by a licensed professional using an IPM approach. People and pets may resume activity on the lawn again as soon as it is dry.
Crabgrass, once established in your lawn, will not go away unless it is treated. The best way to treat crabgrass is preventatively. If you catch it early before it spreads too far, it is easy to pull out before it goes to seed. If you have larger areas of crabgrass that are too large to pull out, contact Kendall Lawn Care to assess and provide alternative treatment options.
Surface Insect Control
Chinch bug, leather jacket and sod webworm are just some of the pests that can infest your lawn. If your lawn has had a history of damage from insects or has reached a threshold where damage is probable, it can be treated. If you have areas that are turning brown and not responding to water, call us immediately for an accurate diagnosis.
Grub and other insects that feed on the roots below the surface can now be successfully controlled. If you have had a history of grub damage either from the grub themselves, from skunks and raccoons digging them up, or have reached a threshold where damage is probable, your lawn should be treated. Most of the treatments for these types of insects require you to water the product off the grass leaves into the soil for best results, so please read the instructions carefully. Once it is watered in, people and pets may resume activity again on the lawn as soon as it is dry.
At Kendall Lawn Care we understand that every lawn and every property owner is different. Whether you wish to revive a worn out lawn or simply maintain the one you've got, our team can meet your expectations and create a healthy, sustainable lawn. It's easy!
When you purchase a seasonal program, we continually monitor your lawn and treat potential problems before serious damage may occur. So, give us a call, we'll listen to your concerns, make recommendations based on our analysis of your lawn and provide a free estimate. You may choose one of our existing programs, or we can help you create a custom program based on your specific needs and budget. Whichever you choose, you'll be one step closer to a greener lawn!
Contact Kendall Lawn Care to start your program today!