Gainesville Lawn Care
Lets get started by giving you our most important 3 things in developing your lawn program in the Gainesville. Denton and Lake Kiowa areas of North Texas.
!. Water-Your lawn care service will not do you any good if you re not watering your grass. Grass needs water deep and infrequently. See, we have to make the roots of our grass stretch for water deep beneath the surface in order to develop a strong root system that will withstand North Texas intense summer heat. Frequent shallow watering encourages a shallow root system for a weak lawn. The way to develop a healthy, thick lawn, is to have thee roots buried into the ground, and they will only do this when they need to find water. Don’t over water!
Mowing-A professional lawn care service will tell you that your grass really needs to be cut at least once a week during the heavy growing season, and its true. The reason they say you are not supposed to go longer than a week or so is because we don’t want to be cutting down more than 1/3 of the height of the grass. Cutting more than 1/3 off the grass stresses it out, and instead of funneling nutrients to the root system like it should, your grass will be in constant recovery mode trying to cope with all of its growth being cut.
Fertilizer-Unless you have been gifted with healthy organic soil on your property, you will most likely need to subsidize with fertilizer. The best approach is to add organic material to your lawn, such as compost, which will gradually cause the underlying dirt to become more nutrient rich. However, this is not an easy undertaking, and spreading compost over a yare can be very labor intensive. Enter fertilizers, it can be stressed enough that fertilizers will only provide an aesthetic boost to the yard and will not solve any underlying issues of improper PH balance or solve any issues with your lawns ability to absorb the nutrients. Think of fertilizers as a pill for a medical ailment. The pill will cover up a symptom , but it is only a short term fix. To really be a healthy we have to find the underlying cause. Fertilizers work much inn the same way, nevertheless, they can be a powerful addition to your lawn care service program if implemented correctly. Your lawn should be tested by a professional who specializes in PH and nutrient testing, or you can contact North Texas Lawn Pros and they can send someone out or arrange for someone specializing in soil management to do a test. Either way it is important to know what a lawn is lacking before adding chemicals. Without diving too deep into fertilizers, here are a few things to remember:
The 3 numbers you see on fertilizer bags are Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potassium.
Think of these 3 numbers as growth for up, down, and all around respectively.
Less is more when applying fertilizer; Apply responsibly and keep out of sewers.
You will get better results on your lawn by using a criss cross pattern at half the recommended spreader rate.
In closing the three most important things you really need to understand about lawn care are how to water, how to cut, and how to apply fertilizer. These are the basics to get your lawn on track to being thick, green, and weed free.