Now that we’re in the new year, it’s a perfect time to start preparing. Coming up with your 2020 lawn care game plan will help you give your lawn the best year of care possible. Here are a few of our top tips for setting up your 2020 lawn care game plan for the best possible results.
What most people don’t think about is your lawn is a living, breathing, eating organism. Grass needs specific nutrients in order for it to grow and thrive. You can make sure your lawn gets all the nutrients it needs by setting up a consistent, well-timed fertilization schedule.
Every season will require a different mix of nutrients because grass behaves differently from season to season. Spring is typically all about waking the lawn up and encouraging it to “green up”. Summer is the season of stress management. Drought conditions and high heat take their toll on our grass. The fall is about repair after the stresses of summer and preparation for the winter ahead.
By providing your lawn with everything it needs to thrive in every season, 2020 will be the healthiest year ever for your lawn. The best way to make sure you use the right fertilizers and apply them at the right time is by investing in a lawn care program from Colonial Lawn & Garden. Our experts can diagnose your unique lawn and devise the perfect fertilization program. Proper and consistent fertilization should definitely be a part of your 2020 lawn care game plan.
The next step in your 2020 lawn care game plan is to eliminate the threat of weeds from your yard. These pest plants are more than an ugly eyesore, they can actually weaken your lawn. Weeds are top competitors in the green world. They grow faster than grass, hogging the sunlight and quickly crowding out the grass. Weed roots soak up all the nutrients and water, causing your grass to dry up and starve. Here are a few of the common weeds you may notice in your Washington lawn.
Establishing a consistent weed control plan is essential to your 2020 lawn care game plan. Keeping the weeds out of your yard eliminates unnecessary competition for your grass, resulting in a healthier lawn. Because you’re eliminating the weeds, your lawn will be less vulnerable to attacks from lawn pests and diseases. In the end, your lawn will be beautiful, strong, and healthy.
The last essential service to add to your 2020 lawn care game plan is aeration. This incredibly helpful service helps relieve your lawn after a heavy year (or years) of use, setting it up for more healthy years ahead.
Aeration works by removing plugs (or cores) of compacted soil and breaking up excess thatch. By removing soil compaction and excess thatch, you’ll be giving your lawn a perfect opportunity for repair and strengthening. Compacted soil and excess thatch make it difficult for roots to grow or to absorb the nutrients, water, and air that they need. Aeration fixes all these problems. After aeration, your grass roots spread out and down. This strengthens the turf and makes it hardier. The easy access to everything the roots need results in a strong and beautiful lawn.
Once you’ve put together your 2020 lawn care game plan, let Colonial Lawn & Garden help achieve your goals. With a lawn care program and a core aeration service, your lawn will get the best care possible at the perfect time. Don’t wait, call now to get ahead of the rush and secure your spot in the schedule.
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