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Fertilization & Weed Control

Lawn Fertilization & Weed Control Services

The appearance of your lawn is one of the most important elements of the overall curb appeal of your home. At Countywide Landscape our technicians are knowledgeable, licensed and skilled professionals that are highly trained in all aspects of lawn fertilization and weed control practices. Our team is ready to provide you with be best lawn fertilization and weed control services available in the area.

Lawn Fertilization & Weed Control Program

To keep your lawn green, growing and looking its best, a consistent program of fertilization is essential. Regular fertilization will lead to a thicker, healthier lawn that reduces erosion, filters pollutants, provides natural cooling and cleans the air. Plus, your lawn will be less likely to suffer from weed, insect and disease problems when it’s fertilized on a regular basis. And perhaps best of all, your lawn will need less water when it gets the nutrients it needs throughout the year.

WHAT’S IN FERTILIZER, ANYWAY?

Fertilizer contains three primary (and many secondary) nutrients: nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Nitrogen promotes strong color and top growth, phosphorus stimulates root development, and potassium helps with disease resistance and water retention. For the best results, your lawn should be given these nutrients in evenly spaced treatments throughout the year.

HOW DO LAWNS USE FERTILIZER?

After fertilizer becomes mixed with the moisture in the soil, it’s absorbed by the plants through hair-like feeder roots. once inside the plant, nutrients are distributed to the areas where they’re needed and can go to work building new roots, promoting fuller leaf growth, warding off diseases and helping the grass hold water throughout the seasons.

Based on our local history, we know the best fertilizer for your particular needs, and we can apply it in the right amounts at the right times of year to ensure beautiful, healthy growth. Call us today for more information on our fertilization program, or to schedule your lawn for this very important service.

Thatch

Every lawn has some thatch. It is when a lawn has too much thatch that problems occur. Thatch is the layer of living and dead organic material that lies on top of the soil. It is made up of surface roots, stems and crowns of grass plants. Studies have shown that grass clippings left on the lawn do not increase thatch. When thatch accumulates to over 1/2″, it often becomes a home to various types of insects and fungus spores that can damage or kill your lawn. Thatch also prevents water, fertilizer and air from reaching the soil and grass roots. This can cause the death of grass plants and serious thinning of the lawn.

Solving thatch problems. The best cure for thatch is to prevent buildup in the first place. The best way to do this is through regular aeration of the lawn. Aeration breaks up the thatch layer and mixes soil with it to speed up natural decomposition. Annual aeration helps keep thatch within acceptable limits.

If a lawn is seriously damaged or has a thick layer of thatch, the best remedy is usually to slice-seed the lawn, which cuts open the thatch, mixes soil with it and plants seed directly into the soil beneath it. Another solution is dethatching with a power dethatcher, which uses angled blades to pull the thatch up. After dethatching, the loosened thatch needs to be raked or vacuumed and removed.

Thatch can cause serious problems if allowed to accumulate too long. Regular, professional thatch management is strongly recommended.

Lime Treatments

Lime “sweetens” your soil. In areas where soil is naturally “sour” (acid), lime is extremely important for growing healthy turf. Lime helps to improve lawn color and density, helps to control thatch, and increases root development.

Our lime application helps to keep the chemistry of your soil in balance so that you can have, and enjoy, a thicker, greener, healthier lawn.

LIME AFFECTS COLOR, THATCH AND ROOT DEVELOPMENT

When your soil ph is too low (acid), it needs lime to bring it back into balance. soil that is too acid causes “fertilizer lock-up.” this means that fertilizer and important micro- nutrients become locked up in the soil and are unavailable to the grass plants.

Lock-up may result in grass becoming thin and yellow, thatch building up faster, and root growth slowing down.

A lawn in this condition is called “unthrifty,” because even when properly fertilized, it can’t make use of the plant food applied to become thick and stay green.

We suggest annual liming for acid soils. It helps everything else we do work even better. that’s what makes lime such a great lawn value for you.

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