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What Is Dethatching? Why Do I Need To Do It?

What Is Dethatching? Why Do I Need To Do It?

  De-Thatching Your Lawn Is The Most Essential Spring Lawn Care Task You Should Consider   Proper Spring Lawn Care is always a multiple pronged attack, and can sometimes get overwhelming to keep up with.  Here in Connecticut, our weather can cause uniquely challenging problems with maintaining healthy Green Grass and perfect Soil. One of the most important Lawn Care Services we perform, is often overlooked and poorly understood. Here will will try to explain, what Thatch is , how it forms, why it is destructive to your lawn, and how to remove it.         What is Thatch? Thatch can be most effectively described as dead material that has built up into a layer that covers your soil.  This dead material is usually a mix of last seasons grasses, weeds, and leftover leaves that is matted down by snow cover and condensed into a nutrient robbing layer above your soil. The problems caused by this thatch layer are as followed:   Moisture is blocked from reaching grass roots Sunlight does not penetrate Thatch layer Nutrients such as Nitrogen, Potash, and Oxygen do not reach the roots of desirable grasses This nutrient deprived state allows undesirable weed species to thrive Moisture trapped on Thatch layer allows fungus to collect       How To Remove Thatch. Dethatching in Spring is essential to a healthy lawn. Exposing your soil at this time prepares and maximizes its intake of water, sunlight and Fertilizer. We always recommend hiring a Lawn Care Professional near you, as they will have the proper tools and techniques to perform this service more efficiently. Dethatching is...
Myths About Seeding a New Lawn & Over-seeding in Spring.

Myths About Seeding a New Lawn & Over-seeding in Spring.

Over seeding in Spring to out-compete weeds Due to the stress of winter, your dormant grass is probably struggling to re-establish itself among the crowd of organic material that has overwintered on your lawn as well.  As the turf warms up, weeds begin to find new escape routes from their winter hideouts and make their way into your landscape for spring.  Here is a quick rundown of Lawn Overseeding Methods, why it is important, when is the best time to apply Grass Seed, and some information on Grass Seed types for an effective Lawn Care & maintenance plan.  Don’t forget to scroll down for our April only special for just $89!   New Lawn Seeding & Overseeding Methods Laying down Grass Seed to rejuvenate your Lawn can be done by hand or with machines. We’ve provided a basic overview of the most common over-seeding methods and notes on their effectiveness. Spreading by Hand: While using the old left and rights is a very cost-effective procedure, it can produce uneven results due to the lack of spread control.  Using a rake afterwards can help the seed to make soil contact, but this method is less useful than machines that force the seed into the soil. Using a Broadcast Spreader:  This method would likely produce the most even results as spreaders are inherently pretty accurate with spread ratios, even more than machines in some cases.  The same restriction for deep soil contact that exists for hand spreading would be a downfall of this method. Using a Gas Powered Seeding Machine: This method is by far the most effective for planting new lawns,...
The Proper Height For Mowing Your Lawn.

The Proper Height For Mowing Your Lawn.

  The single most difficult Lawn Care topic to instill on clients is What is The Proper Height to Mow a Lawn. While it is common to Grass cut down to dirt to hide weeds, what this does to your Lawn’s overall health is an abolishment. Here are 5 quick tips to proper grass cutting height and a short desription of their benefits. Mow grass no more 1/3 of its current height. Cutting the Grass plant to agressiveley stresses it and causes it too go dormant in an effort to repair itself. Mow frequently.  Bi-weekly or longer mowing allows grass to grow too long and is a risk for thatch formation. Heights between 2-4 inches will help the Grass retain more moisture, give more sahde to the soil, and “choke” our more weeds. A properly maintained mower with sharp blades will allow for a cleaner cut, causing less stress on the blades of grass Mulching the clippings is always reccomended over bagging as the recycled organic material feeds the soil with nitrogen and other nutrients. Get Your Lawn Cut at the Proper Height by a Professional Call (860)222-7171, email us, or Click the Booking Button below. [/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]...
Featured Lawn Care Maintenance Service Location Madison, CT

Featured Lawn Care Maintenance Service Location Madison, CT

This lawn feature comes once again from the continuously amazing Madison, CT.  Every now and then we find something special in a landscaping or yard maintenance site that makes us want to share it with the world.  Our occasional Lawn Service features stretch from Old Saybrook all the way to Guilford, CT.  It’s never a case of liking one Lawn over another, we just always like to feature a Yard that has some unique feature that stands out to us. This Lawn Service site is located on Beekman Place in Madison Connecticut.  Situated a few back roads off Route 79, it’s surrounded by Trees, and has a long driveway that hides the property from the main road.  We were hired for Lawn Mowing Services and to assess Tree Trimming and Shrub Pruning Care.  We were able to do the thing we like most, which is cutting the Grass at a proper, high level.  The grass was just cut previously about 2 weeks prior, so we were able to avoid excessive clippings collection. We are now on a Regular Weekly Lawn Mowing Schedule, and preparing for Fall Leaf Removal Service as well.     The unique characteristic we wanted to highlight was a concrete square in the middle of the main yard in front.  We were not able to establish if it was a septic hatch, or some sort of underground propane tank cover.  We were however able to create a unique “square-like” mowing pattern around it, that really made the main focal point of the Yard stand out.         A typical New England Landscape is routinley littered...