Benefits of a Lawn Analysis
Before we can provide your lawn with the proper treatment, we need to evaluate it first. We examine each aspect of your lawn in order to create a plan that makes it greener and more weed-free as quickly as possible.The Lawn Analysis includes:
- Grass types: Most lawns are a blend of several types of grass, and it's best to know which are most prevalent in order to provide the best care.
- Turf density: Dense, healthy turf discourages weeds and crabgrass.
- Color: The color of your grass says a lot about its health, and different varieties of turf have different color optimums.
- Thatch: Thatch is a layer of living and dead leaves, stems and roots just above the soil. Too much thatch reduces a lawn's response to fertilizers, affects watering practices, and can magnify disease and insect problems.
- Lawn diseases: There are many types of diseases that can affect the appearance and health of your lawn. Our Lawn Care Specialists can help you determine how to help your lawn recover.
- Soil type: Knowing the type and condition of your soil helps determine your lawn's needs. If soil is compacted, core aeration is recommended.
- Broadleaf weeds: Some weeds can be very difficult to control. Certain weeds spread very rapidly and can quickly choke out your grass. It's best to have a professional prescribe the proper weed controls for best results.
- Mowing: Few homeowners realize the importance of mowing correctly. Cutting certain grass types too low or infrequently can cause the lawn to turn brown and increases its susceptibility to weeds, diseases, and crabgrass.
- Insects: Thousands of insects live in your grass. Some are helpful, others threaten your lawn's health and vitality. It's important to know if damaging insects are present in your area so they can be prevented or controlled.
- Shade: Being aware of your lawn's exposure to sunlight and shade helps determine the type of grass that grows best in your lawn.
- Watering: The amount of water your lawn receives is critical to its health. Improper watering is usually the cause of pale, sparse turf and many disease and weed problems.
- Problem grasses: Certain grasses are classified as weeds because they disrupt the appearance of your lawn. Annual grassy weeds are reduced with timely service visits, while most perennial grassy weeds are difficult to control.
- Potential: Some lawns, no matter how much work is put into them, will never look as lush and healthy as others. Be aware of those who over-promise the guarantee of a perfect lawn. You may be disappointed.
- Present conditions: Even great-looking lawns require continual care. We can help maintain your lawn at its best with our full-service, annual lawn care program.