Bring your lawn back to life
Just like us, your lawn needs a few important nutrients to survive and thrive. If it's not getting enough of those nutrients, it will be susceptible to drought, disease, weed-takeover, and an overall unhealthy appearance.
A Few Key Points About Lawn Health
- Water, water, water, water....& water
Sticking with human analogies, just like us we can live for weeks without food, but only a few days without water. An existing lawn should be watered 2-3 times per week for about 30 minutes. Newly installed sod or grass seed is even thirstier, twice per day until roots are established - about 3-4 weeks.
"This town just ain't big enough for the both of us"
- The Grass (probably)
- Weeds thrive in unhealthy soil A regular fertilization schedule will not only create an environment for the grass to flourish but also make it more difficult for weeds to survive. If you've ever heard the phrase "the best defense is a good offense" then you'll understand exactly how this works. Weeds are able to thrive in soils where grass simply cannot grow; low nutrient levels, lack of water, blazing sun, high traffic, etc. These scenarios will eventually kill all good grasses and create a lot of room for weeds to take over. By remedying the root cause of the issue and amending the soil, healthy grass will be able to take over again and push the weeds out.
- It's a marathon, not a sprint
A lawn that has been lacking proper care, even for a relatively short amount of time can take months to start seeing the fruits of your labor. It is important to keep realistic expectations and to remember that consistency is the most important success factor - don't give up when you don't see immediate results!