New Year, New Lawn!
It's a Brand New Year and a great time to set goals for your lawn. It all starts with a vision, and having a plan in place to focus on where you want to see improvements will help to make sure you hit your lawn goals for the season! Here are 5 tips to get you started!
Identify the Concerns
To know where you want your lawn to go, you first need to get a handle on what's been holding it back. Are weeds the biggest battle you've been facing? Are insects a recurring concern? Is the soil pH in the right range to promote healthy growth? Is shade stunting your lawn and slowing down your progress? Your turf is a living plant and to thrive we need to identify what the biggest hurdles to overcome are. We can help here with a complimentary lawn analysis! If you prefer to try the DIY route we recommend starting with a soil analysis to see what's going on beneath the surface.
Plan Your Attack
Once you identify the biggest obstacles, divide and conquer to plan how to target the current issues. Sunlight needs are the first thing you'll want to address, followed by irrigation needs and finally nutrition. Addressing these 3 basic needs of a lawn first sets you up for the greatest chance of sucess in getting a lush and thriving lawn.
In Gainesville our cold season is short and the growing season is right around the corner. You'll want to be ready to make the most out of the growing season before the harsh summer heat arrives. The lawn foods we apply now are feeding the roots and cells so they are ready for the growing season including potassium feedings and micronutrients as well as preventative weed applications. We are also identifying what amendments and services might benefit your lawn most this year, like lime applications and soil aeration.
Prepare to fill in the Gaps
The most common turfgrasses in Gainesville do not grow from seed. For St. Augustine and Zoysia lawns that means being prepared to fill in weak spots with sod or sod plugs. Sod plugs are an excellent cost-effective way to encourage healthy grass to fill in quickly and prevent weeds from taking over in those areas.
Call in the Pros
Lawn health can be complicated. The right products, in the right amounts, and at the right time to feed your lawn without causing damage down the road. Our lawn health programs are designed by a team that specializes in Gainesville turf grasses, with a focus on prevention of issues before they become issues. We use preventative weed and insect controls as well as seasonally appropriate lawn foods to ensure your lawn is primed for success. We would love to meet with you to talk about the right program to help you see the lawn you've been waiting for in 2020.
Call our office today to schedule a complimentary lawn analysis and get your lawn on the road to its best year yet!