The key to having a beautiful lawn is routine, consistent care. We recommend being proactive about lawn care and try to prevent problems before they start. Below are some tips and guidelines to help you acheive a lawn that's healthy and attractive. Please let us know if you have any lawn care questions!

Our tips and guidelines for keeping your lawn healthy

  •    Mow your grass so that it will be 3 - 3.5 inches tall, cutting no more than 1/3 of the blade off at a time.
  •    Keep your grass strong and healthy with proper applications of fertilizer during the spring, summer, and fall. This will ensure resilience to traffic and drought, and keep your lawn a healthier green. (Slow release fertilizer is the best.)
  •    Treat weeds and pests immediately; don't wait for a problem to get out of hand.
  •    As long as you mow your lawn often, clippings can stay on it, adding nutrients and humus to the soil.
  •    Use a lawn mower you can manipulate and change the blades on easily.
  •    Dull mower blades tear your grass, so sharpen blades as often as needed. You'll need to sharpen your blades more frequently if you hit hard objects like sticks or rocks while you mow.
  •    Re-seed bare spots during the early fall or spring. First, rake away debris and get rid of weeds. Then, loosen the soil 4 - 6 inches deep, and add a light application of fertilizer. Rake the soil smooth, spread grass seed, and tamp down. Keep moist until seed germinates. At other times of the season, use sod or plugs to fill in bare spots.
  •    An even lawn mows quick and looks better. Humps and dips in the lawn created by freezing and thawing (or other factors) should be leveled. Raise low spots by spreading soil on top of the grass; use no more than 1/4 of an inch of soil at a time Smooth and repeat this process twice a year until the lawn is level. To remove humps, soak with water and roll. Repeat during the spring and fall until the hump disappears.
  •    Mulch and edging around tree bases will decrease mowing time, as well as help protect the bark on the trees from damage caused by mowing too close to the trunks.