Is your St. Catharines lawn getting enough attention this season? If you’re not already a Weed Man Lawn Care customer, we’d love to have you join us! When you trust Weed Man with your lawn care needs, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that we’re backed by over 50 years of experience. In order to achieve the best results, we recommend the following:
Our lawn care program includes multiple applications of fertilizer throughout the season. With your lawn’s nutrition in mind, Weed Man uses a golf course quality fertilizer. Our premium mixture feeds your lawn gradually – and only when it needs it. Did you know? A well-fertilized lawn is healthier and greener and far better at preventing weed infestation, disease and drought.
Full-program customers also benefit from our effective weed control treatments, all of which are made at peak germination periods of broadleaf weeds for maximum effectiveness.
Ask us about optional add-ons targeted toward insects, disease, and lawn repair.
Even as a full program Weed Man customer, however, your lawn is going to need a little bit of additional TLC.
One of the biggest challenges that homeowners face when it comes to their lawns is watering. Questions such as “how much should I water?” and “how long do I need to water for?” are common during lawn care season, particularly when the hot, dry months of July and August leave neighbourhood lawns looking a little worse for wear.
There’s no denying that your lawn needs water to survive. Too much moisture, however, can lead to unwanted turf diseases and create difficult, costly problems that may require extensive renovation. Watering at the wrong time of day can also leave your lawn more vulnerable to turf-damaging fungi. So how do you find a balance?
Some of our go-to watering tips include:
- Water your lawn in a deep, even soak to encourage a healthy root system
- Water your lawn in the early morning while the air is still cool
- Lawns generally require about 1-1.5 inches of water per week to thrive
- Position your irrigation system so that water reaches your grass
Mowing your lawn isn’t about simply boosting the curb appeal of your home (although a well-groomed lawn is certainly a bonus!). Proper mowing practices actually aid in the health and vitality of the lawn. More often than not, homeowners develop poor cultural care habits that can potentially damage turf grasses of all varieties.
Before You Mow:
A properly mowed lawn is thicker, healthier and better able to withstand stresses like weeds, insects and diseases. Lawns should be mowed regularly, at the proper height and with a sharp mower blade for a clean cut and in order to establish deep roots for your lawn to look its very best. To put it in perspective, imagine that the root system of a grass plant grows proportionally to the blades above the ground. With this in mind, a longer cutting height will result in a stronger, deeper root system.
Want a stronger, greener, healthier lawn? Who doesn’t! Keep your lawn in tip-top form by following these mowing instructions:
- Mow more often (every 3-4 days) during active growing periods
- Alter your mowing patterns each time you cut
- Keep your mower blade sharp
- Grasscycle your blades back into your lawn for nutritional value
- Mow your lawn when it’s dry
- Never cut more than 1/3 of a blade of grass in one mowing
Don’t let your goals for your home and yard slip through the cracks. Make an action plan for your lawn this year by partnering with Weed Man St. Catharines – we’ll take care of the rest!
Request your free quote today!