Cobourg Lawn Care Advice
Lawn care and maintenance present challenges to the average homeowner. Everyone wants a green lawn, but it can seem impossible to make that patch of grass in your front yard turn into the soft, green carpet you picture in your mind. And keeping it neatly manicured is a never ending job.
Cobourg’s ugly winters are partly to blame. Ice, salt and mud from snow removal, and constantly changing weather patterns are not the ideal conditions for a healthy lawn. Still, your overall approach to lawn care and regular maintenance can improve your chances of success. Here is the best advice for improving the health and appearance of your lawn.
Take Care of Your Soil
The best lawn care begins from the ground up. If you have good quality soil, every other aspect of turf maintenance is much easier.
Start with a soil test. Cobourg lawn care expert Steve Puddicombe can take a sample and test your soil for you. The results of the test let you know if your soil is deficient in any nutrients and what kind of amendments might help.
The Gardener can improve your soil with compost and other organic fertilizers. These additions improve your soil structure, creating better conditions for root growth. We can either topdress your existing lawn by spreading a thin layer of compost on top or, if you want a complete renovation, till compost and amendments into the top several inches of soil. This is a lot of work, best left to the professionals. The pay off will amaze you!
Routine Lawn Maintenance
Even something as simple as mowing your yard helps to keep it healthy. The most common types of grass in Cobourg should be kept at about two and one-half to three inches tall. We never remove any more than the top third of growth when mowing. Let us take the lawn clippings away after mowing during the growing season to encourage better air flow and discourage disease.
In the fall and winter, we want to keep your lawn leaf free. If left in place, wetted matted leaves are a fast track to yellowing turf that will turn into dead, bare patches.
Big Maintenance Tasks
The big lawn maintenance chores, aerating and dethatching, are needed every year or so in Cobourg. We’ll notice any degradation in your lawn and give you some options to intervene with.
Using Cobourg’s Lawn Care Service Experts
The best way to get a green, healthy lawn without spending your evenings and weekends toiling away as the sun sets is to hire the Gardener. Cobourg lawn care should be handled by turf experts using an all-organic approach. Let the Gardener take care of your property so you can take back your free time this year.Back