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There’s More to a Healthy Lawn Than Meets the Eye

Maintaining the health of your lawn requires mowing the grass at the correct height and with consistency. But sometimes, it’s the unseen that can have an even greater influence on how healthy and long-lived your turf will be.

Your U.S. Lawns commercial landscape management professionals understand that new sod is going to have more specialized needs, whereas well-established turf will not be quite as demanding. We also recognize that different varieties of grass have different tolerances and requirements when it comes to soil nutrients and proper hydration. Contact us today and we’ll help you identify what your lawn needs to stay green and healthy.

Your Local U.S. Lawns Knows What’s Best for Your Grass

Your local U.S. Lawns experts know that warm season grass varieties like Bahia grass and Bermuda grass are both drought resistant and capable of growing on all types of soils; Zoysia grass is great when it comes to tolerating heat and drought, and it is also dense enough to stand up to heavy foot traffic; and we also have the lowdown on St. Augustine grass, which although is a popular warm season grass, in actuality it is more high-maintenance than the other varieties and requires much more attention.

We know that overseeding (spreading grass seed over an existing lawn) cool season grasses like Kentucky bluegrass, Tall Fescue, and Perennial Ryegrass in the autumn is a must to keep them growing thick and healthy.

When it comes to your turf, our expertise extends even further too, because our customers count on us to determine what kind of fertilization and irrigation programs work best for every variety of grass as well as with the different growth stages–whether you’re seeding a new lawn, reseeding an aging lawn, or simply nourishing turf that is healthy and established. Contact us today and let us help you design the lawn care plan that is best suited to your regional conditions and your variety of grass.

The Healthiest Landscapes Come From the Best Dirt

It’s also important to realize that healthy dirt is the very foundation your landscape depends on to grow and thrive. You already know your soil requires the proper food and hydration, but if the ground is too hardly compacted, grass and plant roots stay closer to the surface and become weakened. The best way to prevent weak root systems is to properly aerate your turf. Aeration is the practice of putting small holes in the soil throughout the entire lawn, making it easier for water, nutrients, and air to penetrate grass roots so they’ll grow deep and strong.

Another seldom noticed element that can compromise lawn health is heavy thatch. Thatch is really nothing more than a loose layer of organic matter made up of dead grass pieces, stems and roots, that builds up between the green growth and the soil. While a thin layer of thatch is beneficial to your lawn because it releases nutrients as it decomposes, when it becomes too thick it can be suffocating to your greenery and even worse, it provides a welcoming environment for unwanted pests that can be deadly to your turf.

Your property’s turf type may depend on routine aeration and dethatching, which is another reason you need a responsive commercial landscape management partner like U.S. Lawns, who will be there whenever you need us, treating your turf like it’s our lawn. Contact us now so we can start making your commercial grounds healthier.

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It’s Vital to Plant Health to Control Weeds, Diseases, Funguses, and Pests

Controlling weeds is important from an aesthetic standpoint, but weeds can also create a health hazard to your plant life as well as your customers, visitors, and tenants. It’s also critical to stay ahead of lawn diseases and funguses. Warm season grasses are commonly effected by diseases such as Dollar Spot, Brown Patch, Dog Spot, Gray Leaf Spot, Slime Mold, Rust, Pythium, and even circular formations of mushrooms called Fairy Rings; cool season grasses are also threatened by Red Thread, in addition to most of the diseases that affect the warm season grasses.

Then there are the destructive pests we already mentioned briefly, pests like aphids, grasshoppers, ants, termites, slugs, weevils, grubs, and even moles and other rodents, many of which thrive in thick thatch, dead leaves and other debris. This is another reason aeration, dethatching and debris removal are all such important aspects of your landscape maintenance routine.

Now although U.S. Lawns consistently performs these basic maintenance services to prevent pests and disease from taking over your landscape, there are occasions when stronger action is necessary for effective pest control and/or treatments for disease control.

We Were "Green" Before it Became a Buzzword

So, you can take comfort in the knowledge that your local U.S. Lawns was environmentally conscious long before it was a standard. We’re knowledgeable in the safe application of fertilizers, herbicides, and insecticides. In our commitment to protecting the surrounding ecosystem and your landscape investment, chemical applications of fertilizer, disease control treatments, and pest control treatments are always strictly controlled by our landscaping specialists.

If you’re ready to provide the best care for your commercial landscape, contact U.S. Lawns today. Whether you’re the property manager of an apartment community, retail mall, office, or hospital campus, or you’re responsible for keeping the turf healthy on the grounds of a cemetery, our lawn experts will inspect your property, identify the specific requirements of your landscape, and pinpoint any issues that should be addressed. Based on our findings, we’ll design a plant health services program to keep your plants, trees, shrubbery, and grasses healthy and verdant.


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