5 Ways To Care For Your Lawn

Jul 21, 2023 | Uncategorized

Proper lawn care can prevent insects and weeds from infesting your yard, allowing your property to maintain its curb appeal all year. At Natural Way Lawn, we’re committed to helping clients achieve lush and vibrant lawns using organic products and top lawn care service techniques. Here are five ways you can care for your lawn:

1. Fertilization

Soil is your lawn’s source of nutrients, but those nutrients deplete over time. This makes fertilizing your lawn a necessity for healthy grass. Fertilizer replenishes the depleted nutrients, enhancing soil fertility and creating a conducive environment for lawn growth. At Natural Way Lawn, we use organic fertilizers to promote lawn growth and protect the environment. Our fertilizers release nutrients into the soil slowly, providing sustained nourishment without the risk of chemical burns. When you book one of our fertilization lawn care services, we’ll send a state-certified applicator to assess your lawn’s condition and determine the best fertilizer type and quantity. A proper assessment can prevent over-fertilization, which is just as risky as under-fertilization as it can reduce plant growth and make lawns more susceptible to insects and weeds.

2. Weed Control

Weeds are one of the most significant hindrances to proper lawn health. They have aggressive growth habits and can quickly take over your lawn area. The more weeds spread, the more they compete with your chosen plants for water and nutrients. This competition can result in nutrient deficiencies and weaken your grass. Weeds also provide food and shelter for pests and can harbor diseases that harm your lawn. This makes regular weed control a core element of your lawn care routine.

Natural Way Lawn offers reliable weed control services. Our applicators have undergone extensive training, equipping them with the skills to kill various weeds. These weed types include chickweeds, white clovers, broadleafs, and others. We provide a bio-herbicide option for our eco-conscious clients. The bio-herbicide is primarily made from iron, which dries up the weeds within a few hours of application. It’s chemical-free, so you don’t have to deal with unpleasant smells or worry about your kids’ and pets’ safety when playing in the yard.

3. Pest Control

Pests can cause severe damage to your lawn if left unmanaged. Root-feeding insects like grubs attack plants from the roots, causing drought-like damage by making it impossible for plants to absorb nutrients. Over time, you may notice unsightly brown patches in your yard. We’ll help deal with insects like billbugs, clinch bugs, and grubs by targeting them before they cause too much damage. If you already have insects in your yard, we’ll apply insecticide when they’re laying their eggs to control their population before they hatch.

4. Aeration

It’s normal for soil to become compacted over time, especially if there’s a lot of foot traffic in your yard. The limited pore space between soil particles can hinder nutrient and water absorption, causing your lawn to turn yellow or brown. This makes soil aeration beneficial for your lawn’s health. We offer soil aeration services to alleviate compaction and improve overall soil health. Our aeration process involves removing small plugs of soil from the lawn to allow water, air, and fertilizer to reach plants’ roots. Clay soil needs more frequent aeration than sandy soil, as compaction is more common among heavy soils than loose ones. Our team will recommend how often you should aerate your lawn after assessing the soil’s consistency.

5. Soil Analysis and Treatment

Determining your lawn’s needs without a soil test can be challenging. A soil test reveals the state of your soil, including its pH levels and fertility. Understanding soil’s pH levels will help you identify the treatments to incorporate to keep your soil balanced. It can also help you determine the best plants for your yard, as different plants thrive in varying soil conditions. Hydrangeas and azaleas thrive in acidic environments, so they would be ideal if your soil test reveals a low pH. Understanding your lawn’s soil fertility can help you determine the best minerals to add for enhanced plant growth.

At Natural Way Lawn, we offer comprehensive soil testing, analyzing everything from soil structure and texture to fertility. This helps us tailor customized treatments to improve your soil quality. We can recommend solutions like increased aeration or organic fertilization based on our findings. More frequent or thorough aeration is suitable when dealing with highly compacted soil. Organic fertilization is ideal when soil lacks the nutrients needed for plant growth.

Work With a Reliable Lawn Care Service Provider

Natural Way Lawn has been in the lawn care service industry for over two decades, identifying and practicing the top lawn care methods. Our team will help promote your lawn’s health through techniques like organic fertilization, weed control, and aeration. With proper lawn care and the help of Natural Way Lawn, you can prevent unsightly patches and insect infestations in your yard. Contact us today to learn more about our lawn care services.