Although there are many facets to a beautiful garden, a well-kept lawn is often the first thing that people notice and undoubtedly the largest part of your yard. We provide a tailored plan to best suit your lawn and your budget. Call us now on 3055555555 for a free quote. Removing weeds and moss are an important part to ensure your grass is not competing for nutrients and sunshine. A simple maintenance task like this can make a big difference to the overall look of your lawn. Moss can cause a lot of problems for your grass and is normally found in areas with excessive moisture and shade. One way of avoiding moss growth is to ensure the correct amount of water and drainage.
The two main reasons for poor drainage are normally the type of soil and its ability to absorb water or the landscaping design of your garden.
Another method to improve these areas drainage is to aerate the ground. This can be done with simple tools like a garden fork but a far more effective method is an aeration machine. These machines make small holes at the right depths and intervals to allow better penetration of water air and nutrients into your grass. It will also provide any fertiliser a direct channel to the grass roots.
The best time to aerate your soil will depend on what type of grass you have. Most lawns in Texas have Augustine Grass which is a warm weather grass that should be aerated at the end of spring, just before the grass starts its summer growth spurt. If you have a cool weather grass like Kentucky Blue Grass or Tall Fescue you should plan to aerate in early spring or the fall.
In any of these cases it is best to aerate the soil when the soil is moist. A light watering before the aerating process is all you need. It may also be a great time to add grass seeds to some of those areas needing a little more coverage. You don't want to do this process too often as it may have the opposite effect by damaging the roots.
Mother nature takes her sweet time but you should see a thicker and lusher lawn a few weeks after the process.