FOUR steps to a lawn your neighbours will envy!
With Fall just around the corner, now’s the time to start planning ahead for next Spring. Performing four simple maintenance activities over the coming weeks can go a LONG WAY to helping you to have the best lawn on the block in 2016!
Aeration and topdressing will help you reduce thatch and increase oxygen and water penetration in your soil as well as promote beneficial microorganism activity. Adding seed, will help thicken your lawn and can also be a great opportunity to add drought tolerant varieties to help reduce your future water bills. The heavy dew in the fall will help to keep the seed moist and enhance germination, giving it a real head start before the Spring. Don’t forget to fertilize! Fall fertilization is crucial to making sure your lawn overwinters well. A healthy lawn going into Winter, requires MUCH LESS repair work, in the Spring.
Aerate! – Reduce compaction and improve your lawn’s root health.
The main reason for aerating is to alleviate soil compaction. Compacted soils have too many solid particles, which prevents proper circulation of air, water and nutrients within the soil. Aeration involves perforating the soil with small holes to allow the air, water and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots. This helps the roots grow deeply and produce a stronger, more vigorous lawn.
Topdress! – Replenish your topsoil and add beneficial microorganisms
Topdressing the lawn is the process of adding a fine layer of quality soil to the lawn surface. Doing this on a regular basis can drastically improve the health and appearance of your lawn. Manderley offers Premium soil delivered to your house in a mess-free, convenient Blue Cube. (www.thisbluecube.com)
Overseed! – Thicken your lawn and repair thin patches.
Overseeding is a fast, inexpensive way to help bring your lawn back to its lush, green, healthy self. Overseeding in the fall gives the grass a head start by letting roots become established before winter.
For steps on how to Overseed your lawn click here.
Fertilize! – Promote root development for lasting root health.
Your soil supplies some of the nutrients that your lawn needs but most soils are not able to provide all of them during the entire growing season. Manderley fertilizer will make sure your lawn only receives the nutrients it needs, providing the best possible head start, yielding better long-term results and ensuring your lawn is less susceptible to diseases, pests and drought.
Manderley offers a Fall Maintenance package for only $149, call us to today to order 1.888.225.3885