Lawn aeration, is this just an “extra” step like a wash, rinse, repeat? Why aerate your lawn, if you are already watering, mowing, and “feeding” it?
What is lawn aeration?
To put it simply, aeration is when holes are poked in your lawn to allow for “the good stuff” to get down into the roots. “Good stuff” includes water, nutrients, and fertilizer. Aeration improves the health of your lawn.
Let’s revisit thatch.
Thatch is the layer of dead grass that compacts on your lawn over time. It robs your grass of necessary rain and nutrients. Thatch is a thick covering that prevents the “good stuff” from getting through to the roots.
So if you still wonder if aeration is really necessary, it really is. Aeration breaks up and improves the health and beauty of your lawn significantly.
People have used anything from pitchforks to baseball cleats to aerate their lawns. However, those DIY techniques require a LOT of time on energy and aren’t very effective.
Lawn aeration is an option you can add to your Lawn360 program at Lawn and Pest Solutions. You will see a noticeable improvement in your lawn over time if you add an annual aeration service to our Lawn 360 program. Lawn fertilization, weed control, and aeration will make your lawn the best on the block!
When is the time to spray for summer weeds?
Is it time for you to head to then local home improvement store and buy all of your chemicals? Is it time to do research and figure out all of the recipes for your mixes? Is it time to rummage around in your shed and find that old sprayer? Is it time to spray for summer weeds?
Yes. And no.
It is time to call Lawn and Pest Solutions and let the experts do the spraying. Timing is everything. It IS time to spray for summer weeds before they emerge. Weeds like goosegrass, doveweed and dallisgrass are beginning to germinate a few inches down in the warming soil. You don’t have to watch very far into the video links to those weeds to feel overwhelmed about doing it yourself.
Now is the time, and timing is everything.
Our licensed lawn technicians apply split applications of pre-emergent (weed preventer) to give your lawn the best results. Now is NOT the time for fertilizer, it’s too early! However, our lawn techs DO know when the time is right.
What are you waiting for?
The correct product at the correct rate at the correct time is what you get with a professional. Many of us have learned our lesson with DIY projects. Whether it’s getting orange hair from a box of blonde at the discount store or burning a spot in our lawn with a “not quite right” mixture of fertilizer or weed spray.
Putting a large investment like your lawn and landscape into the hands of a professional is a wise thing to do. If you like mixing up chemicals and spraying them yourself, you’ve got to know there is more than a little chance of not getting it quite right. Don’t risk it this spring with your lawn. Give us a call at Lawn and Pest Solutions and let the folks who know what they are doing handle this job for you. Our technicians cover Mississippi and Tennessee and can handle your lawn issues like the professionals that they are.
It’s Less Expensive to Hire a Professional to Treat Your Lawn
Seeing the transition of your lawn from a weedy or muddy mess to a beautiful carpet of plush, green grass is a rewarding experience. Some choose to tackle this transformation on their own, while others go the route of hiring a professional. Is it worth hiring a professional when you calculate the costs? Can you treat your lawn on your own for less? Considering all of the inputs, it is less less expensive to hire a professional to treat your lawn.
Many people fail to consider what they get when they hire a competent professional to treat their lawn. The materials needed to prevent weeds, eradicate weeds, and keep a lawn fertilized all go into the costs obviously, but you get more than just materials when you hire a professional. You also get the expertise of a professional. This expertise will save you money in the long run. Misapplication of the correct herbicide, or the application of the wrong herbicide can be costly. You either do not get the results you want, or in the worst cases your lawn is permanently damaged. Do you know which herbicide best controls the weeds you are dealing with? Lawn & Pest Solutions technicians are trained in the techniques to responsibly apply the correct herbicides and fertilizers, resulting in a beautiful lawn in a quicker period of time.
Another consideration for treating your lawn yourself is your time. Everyone is pulled in different directions with commitments to family, work, church and hobbies. Consider if you have the time to spare, AND the ability to treat your lawn at the correct time. The timing of applications often makes all of the difference in the results you see with your lawn. Lawn & Pest Solutions technicians take the worry out of how and when to treat your lawn. Our technicians are trained in the different weeds seen in lawns in North Mississippi, and which control methods work best for each weed.
The final consideration is the equipment needed to properly treat your lawn. Inexpensive fertilizer spreaders and pump sprayers are readily available at home improvement stores. Ask yourself if you can depend on these to last through a growing season, or to work properly over time. Safe, accurate application of herbicides is very important, and something that we take seriously. Maintaining and storing your equipment in the offseason is another consideration and just one more task for you to worry with. Investment in equipment alone can sometimes equal the cost of paying a professional to take care of the work for you. When you hire Lawn & Pest Solutions, you have the peace of mind that your lawn will be cared for properly.
For the thickest, healthiest lawn we recommend our Lawn 360 program. Contact us if we can help you.