Grass Height is very important when maintaining a healthy lawn. Some people like very short grass, but this is very bad for cool season lawn grasses (Tall Fescues, Kentucky Blue Grass, and Perennial Rye Grass). Cutting your lawn short is very unhealthy for your grass because it increases the chance of weeds, turf diseases, and harmful insects. Cutting the grass short will cause the grass to be sparse. These sparse areas will quickly fill with weeds. Most weeds grow much faster than grass and would therefore need to be mowed more often than a healthy lawn. Under our lawn care program grass is cut about 2 3/4 to 3 inches tall and should be cut before it is 4 to 4 1/2 inches tall. The taller grass blade will shade the ground and make it more difficult for the weed seeds to germinate. The longer blade of grass will be able to receive more light, and the proceess of photosynthesis will be more effective, thereby causing a healthier plant. A healthy plant has a more mature root system, which will not only help the plant to be healthy, but will crowd out the competition (weeds from developing).
Healthy Soil is the foundation of a good looking lawn. Soil tests will be done as needed on your lawn (Those who receive lawn applications.). These test will tell us what amendments will be needed for your lawn. Generally in our area (very sandy soil), most lawns require an early and late spring application, an early summer and late summer application, as well as an early fall and late fall lawn application. These applications are to supply needed nutrients to keep your lawn healthy and green, as well as to control weeds. Contact us and we will provide a free inspection of your lawn.
Let the land produce vegetation...And God saw that it was good.
For decades we've saved our clients' leisure time by providing customized landscapes and maintenance in the South Jersey shore area. We will be happy to provide you with a free estimate for our services.
Ventnor, Margate, Longport, Somers Point, Linwood, Northfield,
Egg Harbor Township, Pleasantville,
and portions of
& Mays Landing,
NJ HIC Reg.# 13VH02475300