Is your lawn plagued by weeds, pests, and diseases year after year? Lawn care is a tricky science and can be tough to get right. If you’re wondering how to keep your grass green in 2020, then these three lawn care tips from the experts at Harvest Lawn Care are all you need to get started.
One of the keys to keeping your grass green in 2020 (and every year after) is to maintain a fertilization schedule throughout the year. If your lawn isn’t properly fertilized, then you’ll start to see a lot of different lawn problems. Thin turf, lawn diseases, pest infestations, lawn fungi, and weeds are all symptoms of a malnourished lawn. Without the proper nutrients, your lawn’s immune system becomes weaker, leaving your grass vulnerable. With a properly designed fertilization schedule, you can keep your grass green in 2020.
Proper lawn fertilization is a science. It requires getting the right mix of fertilizers based on your grass type, condition of your lawn, season, and the region you live in. Your lawn acts differently and requires different nutrients in every season. By providing it with the perfect mix of fertilizer at the perfect time, you encourage your lawn to grow healthy and stay green.
In the spring, start your fertilization schedule with a spring fertilizer that focuses on waking your lawn up after being dormant all winter. This helps the grass green-up and start growing again. Protect your lawn in the summer with a summer fertilizer that focuses on stress management for the heat and drought stress. Set your lawn up for success throughout the winter by giving your lawn a winterization fertilizer in the fall. This encourages deeper roots and helps the grass absorb and stockpile essential nutrients for the winter.
Weeds are some of the biggest drains on the health and vitality of your lawn. These little pest-plants march into your lawn and immediately start taking over. Their quick-growth and greed when it comes to nutrients cause constant problems for your hard-working grass. The more weeds in your lawn, the weaker it is against threats like lawn fungi, diseases, pests, and more weeds. One of the best answers for how to keep your grass green in 2020 is with meticulous weed control.
You can keep your grass green and healthy with consistent and proactive weed control throughout the year. Start your weed control aggressively, in the early spring, with pre-emergent herbicides. This product stops overwintering weed seeds from germinating in your lawn. After that, use post-emergent herbicides to spot-treat your lawn throughout the late spring and summer. Fall is known for its second bloom of broadleaf weeds, so use broadleaf weed control to finish out the year.
If you’re wondering how to keep your grass green in 2020 (and for years to come), then aeration is a lawn service that you need to add to your yearly lawn care. By the time fall hits us here in New Jersey, our lawns are pretty exhausted. The combined foot traffic of entertaining guests and playing kids and the traffic of regular mowing causes soil compaction throughout your lawn. Compacted soil can cause the grass to whither and thin out as the hard soil blocks water and nutrients from reaching the roots. Aeration is the process to fix this problem and give your lawn a much-needed pick-me-up.
This violent looking process requires a lawn technician to use an aerator to pull out thousands of tiny plugs of compacted soil from your lawn. This loosens up the grass, allowing water, nutrients, and air to get back down into the soil. It also allows the grass roots to spread out through the loose soil, digging deeper and making your lawn stronger. The tiny holes fill in very quickly, leaving you with a healthier and better-looking lawn.
Lawn care may be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be impossible. The experts at Harvest Lawn Care know how to keep your lawn green in 2020 and we want to help. Our 6-Step Lawn Care Program, paired with our core aeration service, is everything you need to see green in 2020.
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