Lawn maintenance by helping it stay green, healthy and strong can be achieved and will take a combined effort. But in the end not only will the appearance of your home improve, so will your property value and provide your family a safe and beautiful area relax by and enjoy for recreation.
Lawn Mowing Service
Depending on your lawn it may only need a proper mow, some nutrients and for you to water it from time to time, but not all are created equal! Some require a bit more lawn maintenance and attention, Possibly it is struggling to retain moisture, nutrients and water it needs due a it being a high traffic area and needs an core aeration or a build of natural undecomposed plant material known as thatch needs to be removed with a power rake. Now it is ready for some nutrients either with fertilizers and/or a combination of topsoil and over seeding.
These are all steps we use while giving your lawn maintenance, be sure to contact us below if you need the Albertan Lawn Dawg today.
We offer the following services:
Power Raking/ De-thatching
Fertilizing Applications, One time or seasonal
Hedge Trimming & Pruning
Full Lawn & Yard Clean Ups Spring or Fall
Waste Removal & Disposal
Lawn & Yard Maintenance, Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal
Should You Be Aerating Your Lawn?
One of the most common questions from homeowners is how to determine if they should be aerating their lawn. Your lawn is probably a good candidate for aeration if it:
- Gets heavy use, such as serving as the neighborhood playground or racetrack. Children and pets running around the yard contribute to soil compaction.
- Was established as part of a newly constructed home. Often, the topsoil of newly constructed lawns is stripped or buried, and the grass established on subsoil has been compacted by construction traffic.
- Dries out easily and has a spongy feel. This might mean your lawn has an excessive thatch problem. Take a shovel and remove a slice of lawn about four inches deep. If the thatch layer is greater than one-half inch, aeration is recommended.
- Was established by sod, and soil layering exists. Soil layering means that soil of finer texture, which comes with imported sod, is layered over the existing coarser soil. This layering disrupts drainage, as water is held in the finer-textured soil. This leads to compacted conditions and poor root development. Aerating breaks up the layering, allowing water to flow through the soil more easily and reach the roots.
- Before you get started, make sure the soil is moist enough. There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to aerate soil that is bone dry. Aerating the day after a rain shower or watering your lawn the day before is advised.
- The excavated soil plugs should be allowed to dry and then broken up to give your lawn a uniform, clean appearance. Break them up by running them over with a lawn mower or pounding them with the back of a rake. (Your lawn mower blade may need to be sharpened after breaking up the plugs.)
- After aerating, it’s important to continue basic lawn care practices such as proper fertilizing, mowing and watering.
Aeration is a beneficial practice toward achieving a beautiful lawn, If your lawn is a candidate, make it an integral part of your lawn care regime. Your lawn will thank you for letting it breathe again.
How often should we aerate our lawns?
Let us take care of your lawn and see how it changes your yards appeal.
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Dethatching / Aeration
Check to see how dethatching and aeration can change your yards appeal.