The last couple of weeks have been warm ones. As I write this month’s newsletter, it is supposed to be in the 90’s again and there are many local schools closed due to the heat. While the grass is starting to turn green again, we are battling many weed issues in the lawns we fertilize. Our next round of fertilizer will help clear that up due to a change to the herbicides we are going to be using. We will be doing a broad spray of all of our 5 and 6 step fertilizer customers to regain control of the weeds. You can look for us to start this round in the coming weeks.
The next service we are starting to plan on is aeration and overseeding. If you didn’t aerate last year, this is a good year to do it. With the Summer drought, the turf is struggling to recover in spots. Aeration plugs holes in the turf to allow water and air to get into the soil. This helps the turf push roots deeper into the soil which help with drought resistance. While it doesn’t stop the lawn from going dormant in the Summer, it will definitely help it recover faster.
If your lawn is looking a little thin, we can also overseed at the same time we are aerating for you. Doing them together help get good ground contact for the new seed which will help with seed germination. If you signed up for aeration/overseeding on your initial contract, you don’t have to worry. You are on the list and we will be working our way to you sometime during the end of September or early October. If you would like added onto the list, just give us a call. We are more than happy to get you on the route.