A Healthy Lawn Enhances Your Whole Landscape
For a lawn to be the envy of your community, a professional program is recommended. Only lawn experts are knowledgeable about what most affects its success. From the correct amount of moisture to the benefits of a fertilization program, your lawn can be a big job for someone who already has a full-time occupation, or no inclination to take on its complicated responsibilities.
If your lawn is in very poor condition from the start, you may be advised to consider replacement, replanting with seeds or sod in appropriate top soil, using a type of grass best suited to your environment. Your conditions will dictate what the best choice should be based on available light, moisture and natural soil pH which is affected by surrounding trees and other factors.
If having a lawn impedes your landscape plan or level of comfort in any way, your landscape designer will suggest other options which could include terraced planting beds and retaining walls, patios, decorative stone treatments, or other ideas conducive to a low-maintenance outdoor environment.
Fertilization is a requirement to balance the soil's pH which is influenced by the lawn's surroundings or by basic soil deficiency. This is necessary to encourage new growth of your existing or reseeded lawn. Different kinds of grass need fertilization at different times of the year. Some grass benefits most from fertilization during the warm season when grass grows its fastest while other types of grass prefer to be fed during the cool season when growth is at its slowest rate. Our knowledgeable landscape and lawn experts can analyze your grass and its fertilization needs to propose the best program for your situation.
Weed, Crabgrass and Plant Disease Control
Weed and crabgrass control is better done from a preventive standpoint than a defensive approach. Just for the record, crabgrass is a weed. In fact, it is an annual, so its season is limited to one time period. The reason you may see crabgrass over multiple seasons is because seeds have been newly deposited from a polluting source and your conditions are suitable for its survival year after year. Correcting situations which breed weed growth is a better strategy for long-term success than choosing to annihilate weeds with poison and possibly everyone and everything around them. Some of these situations include compacted soil as a result of foot traffic which has killed the grass. The solution is to install a walkway or stepping stones to accommodate the need for pedestrian access. Another reason for weed growth is the presence of bare spots or weakened areas in your lawn. Addressing the nutritive and irrigation needs of these spots at the right times of the year can help revive the lawn and choke out the weeds. Finally, mowing at the correct height will also serve to prevent weed growth.
ENVIRONMENTALLY-SAFE PRODUCTS USED
In situations which require pesticides, we apply products which comply with regulations established by the Department of Environmental Conservation. As residents of the Hudson Valley, we respect all efforts to protect the beauty and health of our homeland and the safety of its residents. In honor of scientific research which studies the long-term deleterious repercussions of the use of toxins in our environment, we seek to find suitable alternatives which perform comparable solutions without jeopardizing the health and welfare of our communities.