Lawn Care

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Lawn care is defined as the necessary work required to maintain a lawn and to keep it looking beautiful. Envision uses a variety of methods to improve the quality of a lawn. Some of these methods combined will help you attain a golf course quality lawn.

Fertilizer

Fertilizer is a key component to growing a healthy lawn. The turf is affected by the presence of the various nutrients required for healthy lawn growth. Envision Landscapes applies a wide range of fertilizers to the turf depending on how the lawn looks and performs. If you have a fresh lawn, we will accommodate for that as we fertilize the various properties. Envision Landscapes recommends fertilizing 3 times per year to encourage a healthy lawn.

Top dressing

Top dressing is often known as over seeding. Top dressing a lawn is to take a thin and sparse lawn and thicken it. The ground is usually bare with very little grass. A thin layer of soil is spread out over the lawn to create a new bedding for the grass seed. After this, grass seed is liberally applied to the area to encourage new grass growth. The type of grass seed will vary depending on the area and soil conditions where the seed is being spread. Watering is encouraged every day or two, depending on the moisture conditions, so that the grass seed will germinate as soon as possible. Top dressing is commonly performed in the spring or fall, depending on the outside temperatures, to get the best results. Top dressing is recommended to get a lawn up to par with the surrounding lawn areas, and to continue with slit seeding and aerating yearly after this.

Slit Seeding

Slit seeding is the act of using a machine to insert grass seed into the lawn. The machine used for this is similar to a de-thatcher that inserts the grass seed as it goes. Slit seeding benefits the lawn because the seed comes into direct contact with the soil immediately, and has a much higher germination rate compared to top dressing. This is a very effective way to work with the lawn, provided that the existing turf is in decent shape. The grass seed inserted will have fresh turf take over from old turf, and in doing so, create a fresher lawn. We recommend this yearly in conjunction with aerating. The benefit of these two processes is that they are organic lawn controls used to encourage fresh growth without chemicals.

Aerating

Core aeration helps out the lawn turf, on any property, in different ways.  Core Aeration is the process of using a machine to create holes approximately 1.5-3″ deep in the lawn.  It automatically removes the plugs from the holes and leaves them on the lawn.

Yearly aerating is beneficial to a lawn to maintain and build up quality turf as it:

  • Improves fertilizer use for the turf.
  • Reduces soil compaction for the turf.
  • Improves water drainage and uptake for the turf.
  • Encourages root growth to go deeper for the turf.
  • Enhances ability for the turf to handle hot conditions.

Rolling

Rolling is required for a property to smooth out the frost bumps in a lawn. A common application is on sports fields to ensure that divots do not become holes that are liabilities to the players that use the fields.  All rolling is quoted individually for every property.

We do create a package of these items based on the needs of your property to create a healthy lawn. For a custom quote, feel free to contact us.