Seven Things you Must Know Before Choosing
Lawn Care Services in Uxbridge & Stouffville, ON

Seven Things you Must Know Before Choosing
Lawn Care Services in Uxbridge & Stouffville, ON

The 4 Secrets To A Beautiful Lawn in the Uxbridge & Stouffville Area

Estate Lawn Care

Actually, having a beautiful lawn isn't much of a secret at all. Here's how it works:

1. Plant the right type of grass for your area

2. Use the proper fertilizer as directed a couple of times a year

3. Keep well watered during the growing season

4. Never mow shorter than 1/3rd the present height

Select grass seeds that grow well in your area

Southern Ontario home lawns are generally seeded with a mixture of turfgrass species so that one type is available to grow in full sun and another in the shade. The turfgrasses most commonly used in lawn mixtures are Kentucky bluegrass, fine fescue and perennial ryegrass. Tall fescue is recommended in areas that are prone to drought.

Proper Fertilazation

In order to have a lush, healthy lawn you are going to have to feed it with the proper nutrients. You will find the right fertilizer for your lawn at your local garden store. Follow the simple directions and you are good to go. Fertilizer is available in both liquid and dry form. I have had good luck with both. A word of caution. When it comes to fertilizer, more is NOT better. At best, over fertilizing will burn your lawn.

Watering

As to how much water your lawn needs varies somewhat depending on grass type. In general, applying one inch of water per week is the recommendation when there is insufficient rainfall during summer drought. An inch of water can be measured by marking the side of a tuna or pet food can placed in the lawn. The best time of day to water your lawn is in the early morning hours. If using a timer, try setting it for 2 hours a day, 3 days a week or every other day.

Mowing

For a healthy lawn, never cut more than one-third of the grass blade in any one mowing. If the grass gets ahead of you because of a busy schedule, move up the cutting height of your mower to the highest setting. Catch the cuttings with a bagging unit, rake the lawn with a leaf rake, or use a mulching blade. Then move the cutting height back to normal and cut the lawn again a few days later.

For more information on planting and maintaining a beautiful lawn, give us a call or stop by.

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