LAWN - PLANT HEALTHCARE

Run by our former golf course superintendent with over 30 years of experience managing turf, our program of consistent diagnosis and the right treatments at the right time leads to a quality lawn. 

We take pride in keeping your lawn healthy and lush through proper fertilization, insect, disease and weed control.


Our lawn program involves

  • Analysis for PH and other factors
  • Regular fertilization program
  • Weed prevention & treatment
  • Insect and fungus treatments as needed
  • Aeration and overseeding
  • Lawn "make overs"

We offer traditional, organic and hybrid programs. 


Contact us to put our expertise to work on your lawn


What are the key drivers of a healthy lawn…

  • Soil - Quality soil 
  • Seed type - The right type of seed for your location
  • Seed generics – genetics matter with seed
  • Roots - A well established root system. Just as your home sits on a solid foundation, a quality lawn is cultivated on a foundation of quality soil and a robust bed of roots. 
  • Treatment Regimen - An informed and disciplined treatment regimen that adapts to your lawn and weather conditions and contributes to a strong root system. 
  • Sensible mowing and watering practices. 

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Does your lawn have issues?

What factors may be contributing to issues with your lawn?

  • Poor soil – too much clay and rock in our area. Not enough top soil. Building contractors typically do not use enough topsoil because of cost or lack of awareness. 
  • Poor seed choice – Select a type of seed and seed genetics designed to work well given your property and our climate.  The selection of a more hearty and disease resistant seed leads to better results. 
  • Compacted soil – Hard and compacted soil make it difficult for roots to penetrate the soil to access the required food, nutrients and oxygen needed to support an attractive lawn.  Soil compaction occurs when soil particles are pressed together, reducing pore space. A compacted soil contributes to poor drainage and less oxygen/gas exchange needed for a healthy root system and lawn. Aeration can help with compaction…but it’s important to avoid factors that contribute to compaction. More on soil compaction [https://extension.umn.edu/soil-management-and-health/soil-compaction]
  • PH out of range – When the PH is not correct, the roots have difficulty accessing food and other nutrients needed for a healthy lawn.
  • Weeds crowding out the lawn – Weeds are aggressive and seek total domination of your lawn. A disciplined and informed program is needed to keep the balance of power in favor of the lawn. Lawns with a heavy weed infestation may need to be replanted. 
  • Other invaders – bugs and fungus can invade your lawn. More frequent “scouting” visits help us to monitor your lawn for signs of these issues. This scouting allows us to apply more intelligence and therefore apply fewer chemicals on your property. 
  • Too little nitrogen – not enough nourishment for a healthy lawn. 
  • Too much nitrogen - too much food near the surface leads to shallow roots as the roots are not forced to  grow and develop a robust root platform for lawn grown. Without a solid base of roots, lawns are less resilient in the face of challenging weather, invasive weeds, bugs and disease.  Don’t let your lawn become a nitrogen junkie with a shallow and weak roots system. 
  • Too little water – an irrigation system…used sparingly is a good idea. During dry spells, infrequent “deep” watering helps to keep your lawn healthy and growing. 
  • Too much water – leads to a shallow root system as the roots do not need to grow to find water. Too much water can “drown” your lawn as lawns need access to oxygen in the soil.
  • Poor mowing practices
  • Mowing too short - A blade of grass is like a solar panel…a longer blade helps it to gather more energy.  A long and healthy stand of grass is your best defense to “crowd out” the weeds.
  • Mowing too much in one cut shocks and weakens the lawn. Cut no more than 1/3 the length of the grass blade. 
  • Dull blades – mowing with dull blades shreds/damages the grass blade instead of making a nice clean cut. Our teams sharpen their blades at least once a week and at times daily.
  • Mowing when wet – compacts the soil making it difficult for roots to penetrate the soil to find food and nutrients. Compaction also reduces the air pockets that roots need under the soil to access oxygen. 

  

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