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Great grass. To grow great grass you need good dirt – healthy humus rich soil filled with earthworms and beneficial microbes.
To create good soil, you need an annual application of organic material such as autumn leaves or Canadian sphagnum...
Why overseed? When needed, overseeding when needed will improve a lawn significantly and make it much harder for weeds to become established. Grass needs to be revitalized every few years or when there has been drought situations in your area...
Why aerate? Compacted soil prevents grass from establishing a healthy root system and keeps vital nutrients from reaching the turf roots. Through aeration, soil becomes less compacted and is exposed...


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  • "Mulching" describes the time-honored practice of covering soil with a layer of material that will provide a variety of beneficial gardening results. Mulch can limit weeds, conserve soil moisture, moderate soil temperature, decrease soil compaction and may also reduce the spread of some soil-born diseases"."The most effective landscape mulches should not require extensive maintenance. Trees and shrubs in landscaped areas need mulches that can reduce weeds and are easy to maintain, conserve soil moisture, reduce compaction and moderate soil temperature".


  • Great grass,"To grow great grass you need good dirt - healthy humus rich soil filled with earthworms and beneficial microbes. To create good soil, you need an annual application of organic material such as autumn leaves or Canadian sphagnum peat moss to your lawn. Use your mulching mower to mulch an inch or so of finely chopped leaves into the grass each fall or spread a 1/8th inch of Canadian sphagnum peat moss on the lawn in the spring and/or the fall. You get a 1/8th inch layer by spreading the peat moss with a grass rake and raking it in so thoroughly it's no longer visible among the blades of grass"."A lawn that is as dense as brand new sod, year after year, will have few weeds. To get the lawn thick, overseed the lawn in the fall or spring once or twice the first year. Once the second year, and then make it a routine to reseed every 3 or 4 years even if the lawn is looking really good".


  • "Quick release nitrogen fertilizers need to be applied three or four times a year in order to be effective. High in salts, the increased salinity burns turf roots and repels the valuable earthworms and kill many of the beneficial soil microbes. Slow release nitrogen fertilizer needs to be applied only once or twice a year and will not hurt the soil critters. Use slow release nitrogen fertilizer in the spring and again in the fall for a few years, but if you are taking care of your soil, you can drop back to a single application in the fall, or split the application putting down half the recommended amount in spring and half in fall".


  • "Use lime on the lawn only if you are sure that your soil is acidic enough to justify it. A soil test is the only accurate way to tell. If you do apply lime, use a granular lime product in October or even in November. It takes six months for granular lime to break down sufficiently to be helpful to the grass plants".