Three Elements to Fertilizer
Each element has a particular purpose as to what it does to a grass plant. Let’s be simple here and just say that your lawn needs all of the above, but in different amounts.
Nitrogen is the most used of the elements. It produces fast growth, dark color and helps thicken the grass. But a Fertilizer that is high in Nitrogen and low in Phosphate and Potash will create too much top growth and not enough root growth or energy storage for recovery. A balanced fertilizing program for your lawn will include all three main elements.
The level of maintenance you want to give your lawn will determine your fertilizing schedule. Some people will only fertilize in the fall, some fall and spring, and others follow a strict 4 or 6
application schedule for each year. The time to start Fertilizing is 30 days prior to the start of the growing season. In our area that is the beginning of March to the beginning of April. A four application program will be spread out approximately 60 days apart through the growing season.
Lawn care can be challenging, especially when there are so many different factors to consider. Depending on how your lawn is used, you could have excessive foot traffic or other damaging situations. This can cause compaction of the soil, creating the look of hard, dry, grass, or thatch. This means the nutrients and air usually helping the soil have been depleted, with restricted air flow and water infiltration. Thatch is bad for the lawn because water can’t get through.
We use aeration to restore your lawn back to its luscious, green, healthy state. This process helps with nutrient and water penetration, with a reduced compaction. Here are additional benefits of aeration:
The aeration process ensures the compacted soil will be alleviated, allowing water, air, and fertilizer to get to the roots.
With aeration, nutrients can penetrate the soil and roots.
With aeration, the roots are stimulated, promoting growth. With specialized care, bare spots will be filled in, and the likelihood of diseases or drought tolerance is tempered.
Lawn aeration may be needed on heavy clay soils to assist with air circulation and water filtration.
Leaf removal is a follow-up exercise for a homeowner tending to his/her own lawn. It will keep your yard clean after autumn. There is nothing to be stressed about, especially if you let the lawn care professionals at Lanier Landscaping take care of it.
Leaf removal is important because the energy stored from the process of photosynthesis can be utilized when spring comes around. However, if there are leaves on the lawn, this process
will be inhibited. Basically, the leaves will block light which is necessary for photosynthesis. So, you need to remove the leaves to nourish your lawn and allow it to breathe.
Give us a call to take care of the leaf removal of your property!
Mulching is great for your lawn because it offers a number of benefits. It will make your plants look healthier and it should be a regular practice. Your plants need a constant supply of water and nutrients and mulch provides them with those nutrients when it breaks down. As mulch breaks after rain, it adds humus to the soil, which increases organic matter in the soils and improves the water holding capacity of soils. It releases nitrogen and phosphorous which are essential for the soil. It also provides habitat for microorganisms that keep the plants healthy. Clippings recycle nutrients that are essential for roots so they should be restored back to the soil. So, clippings can save the amount of fertilizer application which will save time, money, and labor. We need these clippings to break down so they can provide a habitat for microorganisms essential for plants. The clippings need to be as small as possible for them to break down quickly and not add up to the thatch layer. This can be achieved through regular lawn mowing. Weed removal is also required before mulching.
An important thing to remember is that large clippings are not good for the soil because they will deprive the roots of water. A lawn thatch layer which is full of old grass clippings will create
a risk for an outbreak of lawn diseases. Sometimes, grass clippings may add up to a thatch problem but if your lawn is mowed regularly and a mulching mower is used, it will not cause a thatch build-up. Compost can also be used as mulch.It provides nutrients for plants to grow as it is made up of organic matter.
Another organic matter that is good for mulching is leaves. Because leaves are abundant in fall season, you can easily mulch them into the soil. This will provide the necessary organic matter
the soil actually needs. Mulched leaves get broken down by microorganisms and turned into usable organic matter for soil and plants. Plants need mulching in hot weather is to provide their roots with moisture. In cold weather, plants need mulching to protect their roots from freezing.
With pools come maintenance. Pools need chemical balancing, cleaning, and winterizing. Let Lanier take care of it.
Pristine looking flower beds can increase your lawns curb appeal. Mulch when exposed to the elements will start to decompose and start to loose its color. Heavy rain can also wash out the mulch and expose the soil underneath.
Trees need to trimmed every 3-5 years. Whether it’s to keep trees managed, or keep from growing around power lines.
Hedges on the other hand need to be trimmed 2-3 times a year. Round or square we can maintain them for you. If left unkempt, hedges will grow into trees which can overall be appealing.
Toggle Commercial or residential, your windows will need to be cleaned roughly twice a year. Dirt, pollen, and other contaminants can keep natural light of shining through.. Lanier can repel down the building or can climb a ladder. Content
Let Lanier clean your pavers or concrete patios, walkways, decks, and driveways Over time, they will accumulate grime from dust, pollen, foot traffic, leaves, and grass clippings , etc. The elements of any season can be brutal to anything left outside your hardscape installation included.
Typically once a year, the poly sand for your patio could slowly wash away and need replacing. While