Fall Lawn Renovation – It’s not too Late – Schedule Now

Writtey by Elisa on Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 7:37 pm. Posted in aerating service, fall landscaping service, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Management, lawn care, maryland aeration, maryland fall lawn care, overseeding, topdressing

It’s not too late to book your Fall Lawn Renovation with KW Landscaping but time is running out. September 2nd  – September 26th is the ideal time to help your lawn recover from summer. Aerating, overseeding and topdressing with compost are all important lawn chores to be done in September. KW Landscaping would be happy to try to accommodate your home’s lawn but please contact us now to get this scheduled.

September is the best time for the Maryland region to get your lawn healthy. The soil temperatures are still really warm which allow the grass seed to germinate faster. The days are cooler which is the preferable growing conditions for Maryland cool season grasses and not weeds like crabgrass.

Aerating, topdressing and overseeding lawns consisting of Cool season grasses should be done in September. There are many reasons for this. With fall germination, the young grass will have two or three months to become better established before temperatures drop too low and growth stops. Next spring, the young plants will have another few months to develop deeper roots before the summer heat sets in. This is the primary reason, but there are also other reasons for overseeding lawns in the fall. Below are a few:

  •  Overseeding lawns in fall reduces or eliminates competition from summer weedy grasses, such as crabgrass and other weeds.
  •  Soil temperatures are still warm in the fall, which is necessary for seed germination, while the cooler air temperatures are better for grass growth.
  •  Rain amounts and soil moisture is generally better in the fall.
  •  Overseeding lawns in the fall gives the grass a head start. The roots have become established before winter, which greatly reduces crop loss should you have a hot, dry spring.
  •  An even compost coating will help to maintain a rich green lawn color through the winter because of the organic matter in the compost

Contact KW Landscaping for more information and to schedule your service.

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KW Landscaping’s Fall Lawn Renovation season has officially begun

Writtey by Elisa on Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 12:03 am. Posted in aerating service, fall landscaping service, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Management, lawn care, maryland aeration, maryland fall lawn care, overseeding, topdressing

KW Landscaping’s Fall Lawn Renovation season has officially begun but it’s not too late to book your service.  September 2nd  – September 26th is the ideal time to help your lawn recover from summer. Aerating, overseeding and topdressing with compost are all important lawn chores to be done in September. Here is an overview of this renovating lawn service:

 

Aerating your lawn reduces soil compaction for better root growth and air/water/nutrient absorption.  Compacted soils have too many solid particles in a certain volume or space, which prevents proper circulation of air, water and nutrients within the soil. Excessive lawn thatch buried under the grass surface can also starve the roots from these essential elements. Aeration involves perforating the soil with small holes to allow air, water and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots. This helps the roots grow deeply and produce a stronger, more vigorous lawn. In short, aeration makes your lawn greener and happier.

 

Overseeding is one of the most important tasks involved in growing a healthy, lush lawn. While fertilizing your lawn is important, grass plants slow down their rates of reproduction after a few years. Over time, lawns that have not been overseeded will grow thin and unhealthy, making it much easier for weeds to overtake the lawn. Overseeding lawns consisting of Cool season grasses should be done in September. There are many reasons for this. With fall germination, the young grass will have two or three months to become better established before temperatures drop too low and growth stops. Next spring, the young plants will have another few months to develop deeper roots before the summer heat sets in.

 

Topdressing with compost corrects several problems at their source and allows for healthy soil and grass. KW Landscaping’s topdressing machines allows for an even coat atop the lawn versus the wheel barrow and shovel method of application which will not produce an even coating. The compost application will help to maintain a rich green lawn color through the winter because of the organic matter in the compost. September is the best time for the Maryland region to get your lawn healthy. The soil temperatures are still really warm which allow the grass seed to germinate faster. The days are cooler which is the preferable growing conditions for Maryland cool season grasses.

 

Contact KW Landscaping for more information and to schedule your service.

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Why Topdress with Compost?

Writtey by Elisa on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 at 1:09 am. Posted in fall landscaping service, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Management, lawn care, maryland fall lawn care, organic garden, topdressing

September is right around the corner and KW Landscaping INC will be kicking off our fall lawn renovation season (September 2nd – September 26th). This is the ideal time to help your lawn recover from summer. Aerating, overseeding and topdressing with compost are all important lawn chores to be done in September. Contact KW to get your lawn scheduled.

WHAT IS TOPDRESSING?

Topdressing is the direct application of a layer of compost and/or other organic matter onto grass. The thickness of this layer varies according to need but KW Landscaping generally applies a thickness of approximately 1/4 inch.

Why Topdress with Compost?

Topdressing your lawn with compost offers several advantages over other fertilizing and grass- maintenance methods.

Fertilization
Compost is the only slow-releasing soil amendment containing all of the necessary nutrients to maintain balanced levels of vital nutrients such as nitrogen, iron, copper and phosphorus.

Soil Structure
Soil structure is critical when growing strong, healthy, green grass. As an integral part of the soil-air-water-grass relationship, a well-structured soil will better retain water and fertilizing elements. Compost improves the structure of every type of soil—whether silt, sand, or clay. The intake of compost allows soil to be more porous with better drainage, while furthering the transfer of gases and the development of new roots.

Microbial Activity
Microbial activity is particularly important for growing and maintaining healthy grass. Excessive use of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers weaken the microbial activity, in addition to acidifying the soil. The application of compost stimulates microbial activity in the soil and balances the levels of nutrients.

Thatch Decomposition
The microorganisms present in compost will transform the thatch (the layer of dead plant material in the grass) into an organic matter that will be absorbed by the lawn.

Neutral pH
The organic matter contained in compost (around 60 percent) acts as a reserve, holding micronutrients until they are needed by the plants, and allowing a more balanced pH level.
In summary, the beneficial results of compost topdressing make it the first step in a professional, complete, and ecologically responsible lawn care maintenance program. Topdressing with compost corrects several problems at their source and allows for healthy soil and grass. KW Landscaping’s topdressing machines allows for an even coat atop the lawn versus the wheel barrow and shovel method of application which will not produce an even coating. The compost application will help to maintain a rich green lawn color through the winter because of the organic matter in the compost. September is the best time for the Maryland region to get your lawn healthy. The soil temperatures are still really warm which allow the grass seed to germinate faster. The days are cooler which is the preferable growing conditions for Maryland cool season grasses. Contact KW Landscaping for more information and to schedule your service.

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