Calgary Lawn Services to Revive Your Lawn

A lush, green lawn is a sign of a well cared for landscape. While turf systems can go awhile with only minimal maintenance, as any Calgary lawn services company will tell you, neglect your lawn for too long and its health will start to decline. Fortunately, a few basic steps can put your lawn on the way to recovery. Done properly, it will be easier to maintain in the future.

Before you begin, it is worth evaluating the size and shape of your current lawn. A smaller lawn means less mowing and maintenance. If thoughtfully designed it will still be the patch of green that everyone craves. A landscape designer can help you evaluate the options.

Fall Lawn Renovation

Lawn aeration and dethatching are essential to restoring the health of your lawn. Fall is the best time, several weeks before the first frost. Roots will continue to develop during the winter, resulting in better growth next spring. If you are not comfortable operating lawn equipment, have a professional do the aeration. Calgary has professional maintenance companies with all of the necessary equipment.

Dethatching cuts through thatch, the small shoots and other growth that build up at the soil surface. A little thatch is okay, but as it accumulates, air and water have a hard time getting into the soil. Insect problems may also get worse.

The condition of the soil is probably the most important part of your lawn. Aerating and dethatching opens up air pockets, allowing water to move more easily into the soil and giving roots more space to grow. It is also important to add organic matter to the soil.

Keeping it Green

Topdressing is one of the best ways to put more organic matter in the soil zone. A finely screened compost or compost and topsoil blend makes a good topdressing. Spread in a thin layer over the lawn, it will, in time, find its way into the soil. This should be done as part of the renovation and every two or three years afterwards.

Topdressing is one way to apply organic fertilizer. Rather than producing sudden spurts of growth, organic fertilizers release nutrients slowly. Your lawn will grow at an even pace and have healthier foliage.

Lawn Mowing Tips

All that new, green growth in your lawn is going to need to be mown. It is best to only cut the top third of the total lawn height, usually no more than an inch to one and one-half inches. Instead of bagging the lawn clippings, leave them on the lawn. They break down quickly and are another source of organic matter.

A healthy lawn is the best preventative for turf pest and disease problems. After your lawn renovation, consider an organic lawn maintenance service. Calgary has the The Gardener, landscape experts that can keep your lawn lush and green.


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