posted by admin @ 9:38 PM
Friday, September 23, 2011
Thank you for your business! We really appreciate you choosing Happy Roots to help maintain your lawn, landscape and sprinklers. Below you will find a few tips on what to do next.
Please call or e-mail us if you have any questions or comments regarding the services performed on your lawn today. E-mail:Les@ColoradoHappyRoots.com Phone: 303-457-8300
After Service Care:
- -If your lawn was aerated, leave the plugs. They will disappear in a couple of weeks through watering and mowing and are good for the lawn. They help break down the thatch layer, and if you have low spots, you can rake plugs into these areas to help level them out.
- -If your lawn was fertilized, water it in as soon as you can, the fertilizer is activated by water. If possible, wait until you water it in a couple of times before mowing. If you need to mow, mulch the grass instead of bagging it.
- -If your lawn was over seeded, water it in the same as the fertilizer and stay on a regular watering schedule for as long as possible to keep the soil moist, this will help with germination of the seed. If you have thin or bare spots, hand water them a couple of times a day for a few weeks to help the seed germinate in these areas, once it gets cold, the seed will not germinate until next spring. Seed does take good soil contact, moisture and heat to germinate.
- -The key to making the products and services we perform on your lawn work is proper watering. Don’t water too much or too little, make adjustments to your sprinkler clock regularly through each season to avoid your lawn drying out or wasting water and causing other problems by over watering. Also, it is a very good idea to winter water with a garden hose and sprinkler once or twice per month through the winter months, unless we are getting sufficient amounts of snow. Winter watering will help prevent spider mites from taking over and killing large areas in your lawn. Your grass is still alive in the winter, not dead, it’s dormant and winter watering is great for the roots of your lawn.
- -If the weeds in your lawn have been sprayed, wait 24 hours to water.
Services you may be interested in this fall/winter. Call or email us for details and pricing.
- -Sprinkler Winterization
- -Leaf Clean-up
- -Yard Clean-up, Pruning of Shrubs and Trees
- -Junk Removal and Hauling
- -Snow Removal
- -Outdoor Christmas Lighting (You provide the lights we put them up.)
posted by admin @ 9:26 AM
Friday, March 4, 2011
1. Aerate - This breaks up compacted soil, reduces thatch, and creates thousands of holes that penetrate into the root zone of your lawn to deliver water and food (fertilizer) directly to the roots where your grass needs it.
2. Fertilize – Fertilize every 2 months and start with a spring application in March or April. Fertilizer will replace the nutrients that are vital to a healthy lawn. These nutrients are not readily available in our native soils, so regular fertilizer applications are essential to keep your lawn thick and green. By the way if you keep your lawn thick and healthy you will have less weeds in your lawn, because the weeds cannot compete with thick grass.
3. Water properly- Proper watering is the single most important maintenance practice for your lawn. Without proper watering throughout the entire year, none of the other maintenance services you spend money on will work. Watering needs change throughout the entire year so you will need to adjust your watering schedule for those needs. These watering adjustments may need to be done weekly to keep the correct amount of moisture in your soil at any given time of year. At the very least, you should adjust your watering schedule monthly. Winter watering is also very beneficial if we are having a dry winter. We offer sprinkler consulting starting at just $30. We can show you how to monitor and schedule your sprinklers so that you are not watering too much or too little.
4. Other good options – If you have a thin lawn, you will want to improve your maintenance practices on tips 1-3, and then you may want to add some more beneficial services like over seeding to fill in some of the thin areas or EZ Wet wetting agent to get more out of the water and fertilizer you are putting down.
5. Mow low - Instead of power raking or dethatching which we do not reccomend, mow your lawn low in mid to late March. This will get rid of all of the dead grass on top and expose the green grass underneath that is starting to grow. Don’t power rake! Power raking adds un-needed stress to your lawn.
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