Landworks landscaping company knows that spring is the prime time for turf disease and fungus. There are many things you can do to help your lawn stay healthy, and Landworks can help. By including their lawn fertilizer service and lawn care services your lawn will be the envy of the neighborhood. Once the disease is identified, maintenance that prevents it also corrects it. Prevention and prompt corrections in care at the first signs of trouble restore the advantage to your lawn
. Keep your lawn at its competitive peak with these fungal-fighting practices:
1. Keep soil pH at a level lawn grasses need. Most lawn grasses prefer slightly acidic soil near 6.0 to 7.0 pH, where essential nutrients stay readily available. Regular soil testing and appropriate soil amendments help keep your grass healthy and strong.
2. Fertilize properly. Underfertilizing leaves grass undernourished, and overfertilizing promotes weak, rushed growth; both mistakes set up lawns for disease. Landworks landscaping company’s lawn care professionals know proper fertilization and when it’s time to fertilize and prevent fungus.
3. Water for lawn health, strength and resilience. Irrigate early in morning
when evaporation rates are low and the emerging sun speeds drying, reducing the amount of time grass spends wet. Don’t water frequently; instead, water deeply, one to two times weekly, to encourage strong, deep, drought-tolerant roots. The equivalent of one inch of precipitation soaks soil to a 4- to 6-inch depth, which is perfect for healthy, established grass. Don’t leave irrigation on automatic; act according to rainfall or the lack of it.Install a rain sensor for your sprinkler system to assist with over-watering.
4. Choose premium, water-wise grass seed products. Landworks landscaping company knows which grasses recommended for your region and suited for your yard’s sun exposure. The right grass is key to avoiding disease.
5. Follow good mowing practices.
Mow at heights recommended for your grass type. Keep your mower blades sharp, and mow according to grass growth, not the calendar. Remove only one-third of the blade height in a single mowing. Collect and dispose of lawn clippings if you suspect fungal disease. Don’t compost; some diseases spread through clippings, infecting compost.
6. Dethatch lawns and aerate soil regularly. Thatch up to one-half inch thick acts like beneficial mulch but amounts beyond that restrict water and air and encourage disease. Compacted soil does the same. Reduce compaction with regular aeration and dethatch so air, sun and moisture can reach their goal and keep disease at bay.
7. Use pesticides for severe infestations. When corrections alone aren’t sufficient, choose pesticides specifically approved for the disease at hand. Landworks landscape company has an experienced team of professionals who possess an in-depth knowledge of the lawn care industry and are committed to your satisfaction. We provide lawn care solutions for retaining your property’s value. Our commitment to excellence is our number one priority.
For more information about turf treatment and preventing fungus, call Landworks
landscaping company at (913) 422-9300. To request a quote, click here