An important piece of landscape management, and one that can be found across our website and marketing materials, is lawn care. Your lawn is the first thing that anyone will see on your property, and especially your landscape. Nobody cares about complex rock installations, or bright flowers if your lawn is in bad condition. Lawn care can make or break a luxury property, so we take the utmost care of the lawns of our clients. This means going beyond mowing, edging, and watering, using the science we have at our disposal to treat lawns in a variety of ways. Adding nutrients, preventing weed growth, or managing soil acidity, lawn treatments are an often overlooked portion of the overall landscape. Here we will take a closer look at lawn treatments, and their benefits.
Lawn Fertilization: Keeping it Simple
Starting off with the lawn treatment most familiar to everyone, fertilizing your lawn adds much-needed nutrients to the mix. Lawn fertilizer is composed of Nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus, each individually contributing to the health of the lawn. While nitrogen focuses on literally making the grass greener in color, potassium is slower acting, keeping the lawn fed over time. Phosphorus focuses specifically on the roots, and their development. Overall, fertilization gives your turf better resistance to disease, weeds, and pests, all while protecting soil and improving general growth. If there is one must-have treatment, fertilization is it when it comes to lawn care.
Weed Control Treatments: Pre and Post Emergent
While fertilizer may help prevent weeds, that does not mean you will never see a weed in your lawn. Vicious little creatures, weeds spread in so many different ways, namely through germination. We all know they are huge eyesores, and look hideous in your lawn. Prevention starts with pre-emergent herbicide treatments, which put down a protective layer of liquid-vapor on your turf, preventing the germination process from occurring. However, weeds may still find their way onto your property, and they must be dealt with. Hand weeding is typically out of the question on the large, luxury properties that we work with, so post-emergent herbicide is your best bet. Contact control herbicides will kill any part of the weed they come in contact with, so they are great for annual varieties. For perennials, systemic control herbicides will quickly spread through the weed population. When it comes to weed control treatments, leave it to the professionals at Dream Greener, as herbicide is a dangerous chemical if used improperly.
Lime Treatment: Soil Health
When talking lawn treatments some may only think of turf health, although, your turf itself is not the only thing that needs to remain healthy in a good-looking lawn. Soil is vital, as it is where your roots develop and gather nutrients. Balancing the pH level of your soil is the key, fostering an environment where organic organisms can thrive, and then break down, feeding your turf. Lime treatment lowers the acidity of your soil, allowing microorganisms to thrive. Lime comes in both stone, and liquid varieties, and generally consists of beneficial nutrients like magnesium and calcium carbonate. Getting a soil test is a good way to get started, and our team at Dream Greener can run through the numbers with you, determining if a lime treatment is right for you.
Dream Greener Lawn & Landscape is led by a staff of service experts, each with ten years or more of professional experience, focused exclusively on lawn care & maintenance, landscaping, and snow & ice management. Locally owned and operated, we are proud to serve the greater Pittsburgh area. Contact us at (412) 835-1035.