Thatch Control In Lawns

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Thatch is the buildup of organic material between the actively growing blades of grass and the soil. Severe thatch can have a hydrophobic effect and will not allow water to pass through from the surface to the soil below. Severe thatch will also negate the effects of fertilizer, as any added nutrients will not be able to reach the root …

Lawn Aeration

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Aeration is a technique used to promote oxygen circulation, increase water and fertilizer uptake, break up thatch, improve root health, prevent water and fertilizer runoff, promote soil organism activity and loosen compacted soil. If this sounds like a magical cure-all for ailing lawns, you may find that it is. Aeration is normally done on an annual basis, but can be …

Control and Prevention of Common Turf Weeds

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Spring (April to mid-June) and Fall (Mid-September thru October) provide the best opportunities for lawn herbicide applications – you will get the best weed kill and the least damage to your lawn. Repeated applications, as allowed by manufacturer’s directions, can provide the best kill. Never treat turf weeds in the summer, if possible, as high temperatures combined with herbicide applications …

Lawns in Shade

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TREES: Deciduous trees cause lawns to thin out over the summer since they block most of the photosynthetically active sunlight. Coniferous trees cause lawns to thin out due to the accumulation of debris under the trees, in addition to blocking critical sunlight. Competition from tree roots for water exacerbates lawn problems, as does heavy usage.