Preparing your lawn for the upcoming winter is crucial if you wish to maintain a healthy lawn and hope to see a green, lush lawn next spring. How you treat your lawn now can directly impact how well your lawn will do during the hot summer months of next year. There are several things you….
Category: Lawn Care
This time of year, as temperatures drop and rainfall becomes infrequent, lawns all over the country turn dry and brown. At first glance, it might appear that the grass is diseased or even dead. In fact, chances are it’s actually doing something pretty remarkable. Dormancy Isn’t a Disease. It’s a Defense Mechanism. When grasses are….
Crabgrass is a coarse, low-growing weed that is prevalent in many regions of North America. Here in Southern California, smooth crabgrass is the most common variety. Crabgrass thrives in adverse conditions, particularly intense heat and drought. If left unchecked the plant can spread quickly, leaving unsightly patches of weeds growing in your lawn. Because crabgrass….
When we discuss the virtues of sod, we typically talk about how easy and affordable it is to use to quickly establish an entirely new lawn. Rather than spending months caring for seed and hoping it will grow in healthy and weed-free, sod allows homeowners to get a big head start on the grass-growing process…..
If your lawn is looking a bit sad these days, you may be wondering what you can do to bring it back to life. If this is the first time you’ve considered using sod on your lawn, you might think that it’s all the same. In fact, there are many different types of sod available….
Aerating your lawn is an important part of caring for it each season. This process of punching small holes in the soil helps strengthen your lawn by freeing tangled grass and constricted roots and allowing compacted soil to receive some extra air, water, and nutrients. When you don’t aerate your lawn, excess thatch and debris….