Stoney Creek Lawn Care and Grass Maintenance
Lawn care and grass maintenance is one of the realities that comes with home ownership. Lawn mowing, fertilizing, watering and general cleanup are the type of chores some do-it-yourself types enjoy, whereas others prefer to rely on grass cutting services to do the necessary work. At least in Ontario, with long winters and short summers, there are only a few months each year where you have to keep up with turf care demands. Here are a few basics about maintaining your home lawn.
In general, it’s better to mow your lawn frequently, cutting less of the overall height. It’s healthiest for your lawn to remove no more than one-third of the height of the blades. For example, if the average height of your lawn is four and one-half inches, cut no more than one and one-half inches, leaving a total height of at least three inches. Most lawns in Ontario do best when kept between two to four inches tall.
There is good reason for the trend toward organic fertilizers for lawns and landscapes. They are better for the environment and your lawn. Organic fertilizers release nutrients slowly, so you apply them less often. Organic matter also improves soil quality. Spring and fall are the best times to fertilize.
Fall Turf Maintenance
Spend a little extra time in your yard during fall to get it ready for winter weather. Aerating and dethatching your lawn are two of the best things you can do to improve long term turf health. If you don’t want to take that on, The Gardener’s lawn maintenance service can do it for you. Afterwards, overseed any bare spots and apply a light topdressing – usually a screened compost and topsoil blend – to the entire lawn.
Spring Lawn Cleanup
If you took care of all your fall lawn chores, there will be less to do in the spring. If you neglected any of them, catch up now! Pick up fallen branches and debris, and make sure there are no wet, matted leaves covering any of the grass. It’s also a good time to get a soil test so you can tailor fertilizing and feeding to the specific needs of your soil and grass type.
Spring is also a time when disease problems may start to show. As diseases and other lawn care problems can be tricky to diagnose, Grimsbonians looking for answers to turf questions should call The Gardener Landscape Maintenance. Proper turf care is the best way to prevent problems, but when they do arise, it’s best to get help.
If you are not one of the homeowners that enjoys taking care of their own lawn or you simply don’t have the time to do it, call The Gardener for grass maintenance and grass cutting services. They are the best resource in the Grimsby area for all of your landscape needs.Back