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                                                Lawn Care InFORMATION

Weekly Lawn Maintenance

Cutting your lawn once a week is the best way to encourage it to grow lush and full.  Weekly care also keeps weed growth to a minimum.  Best of all with Cross Cuts Lawn Maintenance we meet your Budget!                ~$$ Save  $$~

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Lawn Aerating may sound like a complicated procedure. But in reality, aerating a lawn is a simple and effective way to improve the health of any lawn.

Lawn aeration involves the removal of small soil plugs or cores out of the lawn.  Core aeration is a recommended lawn care practice.  Roots require oxygen to grow and absorb nutrients and water. Compaction reduces total pore space and the amount of air within the soil. It has a negative impact on nutrient uptake and water infiltration, in addition to being a physical barrier to root growth. This results in poor top growth and lawn deterioration. Core aeration can benefit your lawn by:

 Increasing the activity of soil microorganisms that decompose thatch.

 Increasing water, nutrient and oxygen movement into the soil.

 Improving rooting.

 Enhancing infiltration of rainfall or irrigation.

 Helping prevent fertilizer and pesticide run-off from overly compacted areas.

Lawns may be fertilized and seeded immediately following aeration with or without further soil top dressing.

Lawns can be aerated once a year.

Lawn Dethatching

Over time, lawns accumulate thatch. Thatch is a layer of slowly decomposing grass, dead roots, and other yard debris that's picked up by your mower and tossed back onto the grass. Thatch can accumulate even if you sweep or use a mulching mower; however the buildup may not be as quick. The accumulation of thatch over time prevents water and other nutrients from getting through to the roots of your lawn. Accumulation of thatch, like the compacted soil, also gives insects a great place to hide. To prevent your thatch from getting too thick, dethatching is usually performed. The best time to dethatch is in the spring.




 Lawn Overseeding

Overseeding is one of the most important lawn care tasks, yet few homeowners ever do it.


Overseeding Keeps Lawn Thick And Weed-Free

Overseeding compensates for that natural slow down of the turf's reproduction. There are two major benefits to overseeding every three or four years. First, you insure your lawn stays thick and dense, or if it has thinned, you will make it thick again. Thick grass has few if any weeds if it is mowed over 2 inches tall and new varieties of seed you sow this year will have better disease resistance than those varieties already in your lawn.

Fertilizer / Weed control

The purpose of fertilizing a lawn is to add the necessary nutrients in the required amounts and at the proper time to achieve desirable lawn qualities, healthy grass roots, and to maintain optimum growth.  Also be sure to have a watering schedule as adequate water is needed for healthy lawn growth. 

Early Spring: Fertilizer and Preemergence weed control.  Applied before March 15.

April / May:  Fertilizer and Weed Control.  “Weed and Feed”

July / August:  Slow release feed, weed and pest control if needed.

September / October:  Fertilizer

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