Happy Roots is located in Thornton Colorado. We are currently signing up new weekly lawn mowing customers for the 2011 mowing season in Thornton and the surrounding areas. We will give you a free quote on our weekly residential lawn mowing service the same day you request it. Requests must be in by 5pm to get a same day quote. Our prices are very competitive and our service is the best around. Please visit our mowing page for more information. Other services available include, aeration, fertilizer programs, snow removal, yard clean-ups, and other services that are listed on our home page. Check it out.
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- Keep a regular schedule and avoid cutting off more than 1/3 of the grass leaf. If you cut too much off when you mow, the grass will turn yellow and be stressed out.
- Sharpen your mowing blade 2-3 times per year. This will ensure that your lawn mower is making a clean cut and not ripping the grass. A clean cut improves asthetic apearance and helps prevent disease.
- Change the direction of your mowing pattern every week. Cross cutting your lawn will make it look better and will prevent the grass from being matted down due to rolling in the same ruts every week.
- Optimal mowing height for Blue Grass is 2.5″ to 3.0″. Mowing your lawn too short can create several problems like more weeds, higher water requirements, stressed out turf grass and a shallower root zone in most cases.
- Edge your sidewalks and driveways to give your lawn that professional clean look.
- Don’t mow right after you fertilize with granular fertilizer. The mower may suck up the fertililzer wasting the money and time you put into it. Water the fertilizer in for a couple of days before mowing, or take the bag off and mulch the grass if you absolutely have to mow your lawn.
- If you plan on spraying the weeds in your yard, spray them the day before you mow. This will ensure that the weeds you are spraying will have a maximum amount of leaf surface to absorb the weed killer for the best results.
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Aeration is the mechanical removal of cores or plugs from the soil in a turf grass lawn. The plugs are removed with a machine called an aerator. The aerator rolls over the grass with hollow tines. The tines are pressed into the soil with weight or driven by a cam shaft. Soil pushes through the hollow tines, creating a plug. These plugs are typically 2-3.5 inches long depending on soil type, moisture, compaction, and the amount of thatch buildup in a lawn. These plugs contain soil, roots, thatch and of course grass.
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An aeration can be performed on your lawn anytime from March 1st through early November. Aerating in the heat of the summer is not recommended, but if you do, you will have to make sure that you don’t let your grass dry out, maybe even water it a little extra for a couple of weeks. The more you can aerate the better. Most lawns will do very well aerating once in the spring and once in the fall.
The important thing to remember when deciding when to aerate your lawn, is making sure you can get some water on the lawn before it gets aerated and after. Watering before the aeration will result in deeper plugs, making the aeration more beneficial to your lawn. Watering after is important because it gets the fertilizer started that is usually applied during the aeration, it also helps break down the plugs that are left on the lawn, and if you have aerated during a time of the season when it is hot, the water will cool the exposed root system in the holes. So make sure you are ready to water, put down fertilizer, soil amendments, seed etc., before you aerate, since doing any of these things with an aeration will get everything where the grass needs it….in the roots.
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Benefits of Aeration:
- Pulling plugs from your lawn allows air, nutrients, water, and soil amendments to penetrate deeper into your soil and the root system of your turf.
- Aerating your lawn relieves compaction of your soil. Compaction of soil is caused by pets, kids playing in the yard, snow, mowing, sports, etc. Any traffic, weight or even water will cause compaction. Our Denver Metro area has a lot of clay soil. Clay soil becomes very hard when compacted because of its small particle size. When the soil is compacted it does not absorb water, air or fertilizer very well, most of it runs off. This is why it is important to aerate, and use soil amendments like compost, peet moss, organics, and our EZ Wet - Wetting Agent. EZ-Wet will assist water, nutrients from fertilizer, and even fungicides deeper into your soil.
- Your lawn aeration will break through and reduce the layer of thatch that can build up in your yard. Note: Power raking is not recommended on most types of lawns in the Front Range area to help with thatch reduction. A regular aeration schedule and proper cultural practices such as watering and mowing correctly are the best defense against thatch.
- When you aerate your lawn it assists fertilizer penetration deeper into the root zone where your grass needs it.
- Aeration creates pores that will hold a lot more water allowing less runoff, again getting your water where the grass needs it most – to the roots.
- Aerating improves your lawns soil profile by distributing soil and organic matter over the top of your grass and then breaking it down through watering and mowing.
- Core aeration encourages root penetration, resulting in a thicker, greener and more drought resistant lawn. Lawns with deep root zones can fight off drought and disease much easier than lawns with shallow root zones or with surface roots (Thatch) which are a result of over watering. Note that an aeration will only help encourage root penetration if the lawn is watered, fertilized, and mowed properly. All of these lawn care practices work together.
- “Yes” – Leave the plugs on the lawn if you can put up with them for about a week or two. The plugs act as a top dressing that will encourage micro-organism activity that breaks down the layer of thatch and improve soil quality and profile. Otherwise you can rake the plugs up and use them to fill in low spots in your grass, or use the soil in other landscape projects. The other option is to mow them up, but don’t forget to have the blades on your mower sharpened when you’re done.
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Happy Roots is getting ready to start the 2010 season. We will be offering residential property maintenance in the following cities – Thornton, Northglenn, Westminster, Broomfield, Brighton, Lafayette, Erie, Henderson, Arvada, and other north Denver Colorado locations. Our season of services will start in March and will end in the beginning of November. We will be offering our weekly lawn mowing service, lawn aeration, fertilizer programs, lawn and sprinkler consulting, weed control, spring and fall yard clean-ups, sprinkler system start-ups, repairs, blowouts, and more for your residential property. Please visit our website @ www.coloradohappyroots.com to contact us or sign up for services. Check out what others have to say about our services and commitment of helping our customers keep their lawns looking beautiful. We look forward to the opportunity of serving you!
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