At Blakeslee, we want to make sure we bring out the best in your lawn, at the most affordable price.
Steps to a healthy lawn, all season long
De-thatching, Aeration, and Overseeding
First things first, what is thatch?
Thatch is a mat of built up old, dead grass and other organic matter that has built up over time but has not broken down.
De-thatching will open up the lawn surface allowing for improved nutrient and water uptake encouraging new growth. The renewed growth and warming temperatures of spring provide the ideal setting to perform this procedure.Whether your lawn has a thatch problem and needs a deep de-thatching, or it just a light scratching, spring is the time do it for noticeable results in the summer.
the two step process guaranteed to improve your lawn
An aeration treatment removes small cores of soil and thatch to allow air, moisture and nutrients to penetrate down to the root zone. Because the aeration process is stressful on lawns, it should only be done during periods just before active growth is expected. For cool season grasses that grow in our area, this would be in early spring or early fall, the 2 times of the year when cool season grasses really grow. During the hot summer months, cool season grasses really slow down in the growing department and this is not a good time to be aerating.
IF YOU HAVE NOT OVERSEEDED YOUR LAWN IN THE LAST 4 YEARS, IT NEEDS TO BE MADE AS DENSE AS BRAND NEW SOD.
Overseeding is an overlooked activity in American home lawn care. Homeowners assume, incorrectly, that fertilizer is all that is needed to keep a turf thick and free of weeds. Grass gets tired. It needs to be revitalized every few years.
Overseeding Keeps Lawn Thick And Weed-Free
Overseeding is one of the most important lawn care tasks, yet few homeowners ever do it. So, you ask, "If I fertilize my lawn properly, why do I need to add new seed, especially if my grass looks pretty good right now?" The answer is that grass is not immortal.
After five or six years, grass plants will slow down their reproduction rates; they get tired just like we do as we age. Thin grass invites weeds.
Overseeding compensates for that natural slow down of the turf's reproduction. There are two major benefits to overseeding every three or four years. First, you insure your lawn stays thick and dense, or if it has thinned, you will make it thick again. Thick grass has few if any weeds if it is mowed over 2 inches tall.
The second benefit is disease resistance. The new varieties of seed you sow this year will have better disease resistance than those varieties already in your lawn.
For most, simple aeration and overseeding should produce the results you desire. We are more than willing to give you an assessment and estimate, free of charge, and help your lawn look its absolute best!!
If this is your goal, let Blakeslee make it happen!