Why do they poke holes in grass?
It’s important to aerate – essentially, poke holes in – your lawn at least once a year. Aeration loosens up the soil, improves drainage and air flow around the plants, and it promotes root depth and root growth. We bet you’ll see thicker grass growth and healthier color in your lawn just a week or two after you aerate.
What does lawn treatment do?
Lawn Treatment Basics Fertilization, weed control, pest control, and disease and fungus treatment protect and strengthen grass roots and blades, to ensure that lawns stay healthy and damage-free year-round. The purpose of these lawn treatments is to make grass beautiful and functional for the perfect lawn.
What is lawn maintenance?
Lawn maintenance includes cleaning your property and keeping it manicured throughout the year. To prepare your lawn for spring, Royal Landscapes can help you clear debris, mow your lawn regularly or clean up your yard prior to winter’s arrival.
Is aerating your lawn worth it?
Almost all lawns will benefit from aeration, and a great lawn demands it. That said, most lawns do not need it. Lawns suffering from heavy foot traffic, excessive thatch (>1 inch thick) or grown on heavy soils will benefit most.
Should you aerate your lawn every year?
No, it’s not necessary to aerate your lawn every year, especially if your grass is healthy and thriving. Aeration is good if you’ve got compacted, poor or clay-heavy soil that’s been impacted by heavy equipment or lots of foot traffic. It’s also good to aerate if you are renovating a yard or installing a new one.
When should I Dethatch my lawn?
For northern grass the best time to dethatch your entire lawn is in late summer to early fall when the grass is actively growing. For southern grasses, dethatch in late spring. In early spring, and for small areas, use a thatching rake, which is a sharp-tined rake that rips the thatch out of the lawn.
How do I treat my lawn for weeds?
One of the most common ways is killing weeds with vinegar. To use vinegar as a natural herbicide, put vinegar in a spray bottle or pump spray and spread it along with a brush. Like with other herbicides, vinegar can’t differentiate between weed and grass.
What’s the difference between lawn and landscaping?
Lawn care involves some routine seasonal tasks like trimming and edge, weed removal and fertilizing, mowing and watering, etc., On the other hand, Landscaping is the act of transforming an outdoor area by plantation, construction or reorganizing.
What do you call a lawn care person?
You might call yourself a certified landscape professional or a lawn care operator or, simply, a landscaper.
How many years does a lawn mower last?
Most mowers will last around 10 years, but that may vary based on how often you use it, the climate you live in, and the size of your lawn. If you notice any of these problems with your mower, it may be time to look into purchasing a new one.
Can you cut grass wet?
It’s best to wait for wet grass to dry before mowing. Wet grass clippings can clog your mower, causing it to choke and spit out clumps of wet grass that could smother and kill your lawn if left unraked. It’s best to wait for wet grass to dry before mowing.
What is the fastest way to mow a lawn?
Mowing in rows is usually the fastest, most efficient way to cut your lawn. But the direction of your rows plays a role in how quickly you mow. If your lawn is wider than it is long, you should mow in horizontal rows.
Should I leave cut grass on the lawn?
Note: Grass clippings are good for your lawn as they will offer healthy nutrients to your lawn’s soil, and it is still fine to leave them behind after mowing. Longer grass can invite lawn pests, which often hide in shady areas of your yard.
Is it bad to mow your lawn when it’s hot?
AVOID MOWING DURING EXTREME HEAT When your lawn is particularly stressed from heat or drought, it can be limited in its ability to recover from mowing and can be damaged even more. Instead, mow the grass after a rainfall or after irrigation day.
Does bagging grass reduce weeds?
When too many leaves are littering your lawn in the fall, bagging the grass clippings along with the leaves will save you time raking your lawn. If your lawn has weeds and bagging will prevent the further spread of weed seeds.