Your 2020 Healthy Lawn Care Guide for a Green New Decade
- January 15, 2020
This year, we’ve entered a new decade. Let’s start the 20s off right, with a beautiful and healthy lawn. The folks here at 4-EverGreen have put together the perfect healthy lawn care guide to start the green new decade. Here are a few helpful tips.
If you’re looking to improve the health and beauty of your lawn, then the best place to start is with fertilizer. Getting your lawn on a consistent fertilization schedule is a great start to your green new decade. Your grass is a hungry, thirsty, living organism with very specific needs to be met. If you can meet these nutritional needs, then your lawn will grow stronger and more beautiful.
Choosing the right fertilizer is essential. Making sure you get the right N-P-K balance for your lawn will depend on the time of year and the type of grass you have. To take the guesswork out of choosing your fertilizer, invest in a lawn care program from 4-EverGreen. The experts will be able to diagnose the needs of your lawns, making sure to give your lawn the right mix at the right time. Making sure your lawn gets the right spring, summer, and fall care is essential to our healthy lawn care guide.
The next essential step in our healthy lawn care guide is weed control. Making sure your grass has a weed-free environment will allow it to grow to the best of its potential. Weeds hinder grass growth because they steal all the things that grass needs. Water, sunlight, nutrients, and space are all taken by the weeds. This means your grass will struggle just to survive. Making sure you have a plan for the Tennessee weeds is essential for a healthy lawn.
Providing your lawn with consistent weed control will help keep your lawn healthy all year long. Start the year off with some pre-emergent herbicides in the spring. Pre-emergents act as a barrier on your lawn, blocking weed seeds from germinating. This early attack will help your lawn get off to a strong start this year. That’ll make weed control throughout the year much easier. Keep up with the weeds by using post-emergent herbicides throughout the summer, then hit them with broadleaf weed control in the fall.
If you’re looking for one of the best ways to keep your lawn healthy, core aeration should be at the top of your list. Core aeration helps relieve the lawn of compacted soil and excess thatch. Soil compaction and thatch happen over time as we consistently use our lawns. Hard and dry soil, pooling water, and dry patches of thinning grass are all symptoms of compacted soil. Excess thatch can lead to more frequent insect infestations and a higher likelihood of developing a lawn fungus or disease. Core aeration can solve both of these problems.
This lawn care service relieves the lawn by pulling up plugs of compacted soil. This also helps with your thatch problem as it will help loosen everything up. In the end, your lawn will be rejuvenated and healthier. Roots will have more space to spread out, easier access to water and nutrients, and your lawn will be less stressed. Core aeration is a service that is best done once a year. For cool-season grasses, it’s best to do aeration in the fall. For warm-season grasses, core aeration is best done in late spring.
The tips in this healthy lawn care guide will help you give your lawn the care it needs to become green, healthy, and beautiful. A lawn care program from the experts at 4-EverGreen will help you make sure your lawn gets everything it needs, all year long. Pair it with our core aeration services for the best possible results.