Steps to a Greener Lawn
Experts at Green Oasis have been in the industry for decades, so they know what it takes to make a lawn green! The steps below work best in combination with each other:
1. Weed & Feed: Using a consistent mix of weed control and fertilizer will keep weeds down and your grass green. Different times of year require different mixes for the best results, which is why it's best to trust the experts! When weeds start to die off, you may start to notice some bare batches in your lawn- that is normal and why we recommend pairing this service with an Aeration & Overseeding for the best looking lawn on the block!
2. Aeration & Overseeding: Aeration helps deepen your grass' root system for overall healthier, thicker, more durable turf. The thicker your lawn is, the less space there is for weeds to poke through, so aerations are the next logical step for a weed-free and green lawn. It works by pulling cores out of the soil to relieve compaction and give space for your grass' roots to grow. New grass seed loves the soil contact that comes after an aeration and why the two are often paired together. This service is recommended on a yearly basis for heavily trafficked areas to improve your lawn health and fill in any bare areas left by dying weeds.
3. Water: This is essential for a healthy, green lawn and they key for lawn growth. All of the weed control and fertilizer in the world will not turn your lawn green without adequate water. The average lawn needs an inch to an inch and a half of water per week. If water is unable to be supplied to your lawn regularly, it may benefit you to install an irrigation system for heavy, consistent, maintenance-free watering.
4. Lime: An application of lime balances your soils' pH to help promote optimal growing conditions for healthy grass. Because lime is a soil neutralizer, it's essential for acidic soils to have regular applications. Organic matter, heavy rains, and pine needles are all things that can make soil acidic over time. Check your soils pH with a home test kit, or have an expert come evaluate your lawn and check for problem areas, including the pH of your soil. Green Oasis offers this as a complimentary service for customers.
5. Grub Control: Thinning and bare patches can sometimes be caused by a grub infestation. Grubs eat the roots of grass and can attract pests like moles to your lawn. Grubs also grow into species like moths and Japanese Beetles that can cause extensive garden damage if not managed. Some signs that you may have grubs include:
- Thin or dead patches of lawn, often irregularly shaped
- Being able to pull your lawn up like a carpet
- Spongy, unabsorbant patches
- Moles and other grub loving critters moving in
- Japanese Beeltles and other insect infestations
To manage grub populations, we recommend yearly Grub Control applications to stay ahead of the population, but lawns with bad infestations could also benefit from a Curative Grub program to kill established populations, or a foliar spray to manage Japanese Beetles.
Lawn care can seem overwhelming. Our technicians have spent decades learning what it takes to make a lawn green and they are here to help! These five factors of lawn care are all encompassing and will help you with everything your lawn needs.