There are many ways to care for a lawn, but we at Lawn Masters have got some tested-and-true pieces of advice that we’d like to share with all the property owners in St Charles, MO and surrounding areas.
1) Easy does it
There’s no need to panic, as spring approaches. There is such a thing as too much raking and/or dethatching. We will come in to work on your lawn only after the weather has become warm enough for the grass to return to life. Excessive lawn care can stress the grass and actually damage it!
2) Dethatching can wait
Don’t get us wrong, there’s nothing wrong with dethatching a lawn in spring, provided it’s done at the right time. In the middle of spring the soil has thawed, the grass has awoken and its root system is strong enough to take the bladed dethatching machine. Early spring is simply too early.
3) Weed control or over-seeding?
The weed control we at Lawn Masters use on your St Charles lawn will prevent both weeds and grass seeds to sprout. So, if your lawn isn’t that barren after all, postpone seeding until the end of summer. If the situation is dire, though, you can control weeds later on by over-seeding in spring. But remember to let us help you choose the right kind of seeds for your lawn!
4) Water when needed
How do we tell if your lawn needs watering? If we step on grass and it doesn’t immediately spring back after the foot has been removed. We will water your lawn, or recommend to turn on the irrigation system, only if it hasn’t rained in a long time. However, spring is a rather rainy season in St Charles, isn’t it?
5) Sharp mower blades
Mowing the lawn with regular, dull-bladed lawn mowers will only stress and damage the lawn. Our mowers are always sharp and maintained. Improperly mowed lawns will have their tops turn brown, then yellow – and they’re also more susceptible to diseases like lead spot.
6) Tests are crucial
It’s important for us to know how acidic or alkaline your soil is, in order to help grass thrive and to thwart weeds. That’s why we run pH tests and strive for a range of low five to seven. We also test for excess or surplus micro and macro nutrients.