Young & Sons Inc. Landscape and Irrigation offers a wide variety of lawn renovation options to ensure that you have a quality lawn that you can take pride in.
Whether you've neglected your lawn, you recently purchased the property and it's former owner neglected it, or maybe last year's drought has taken a toll on it, you've made up your mind that it needs help. The amount of revival required and the steps to accomplishing it depend on how much damage there is and how much time, effort and money you want to invest.
Thatch is a tightly intermingled layer of living and dead stems, leaves and roots which accumulates between the layer of actively-growing grass and the soil underneath. Thatch is a normal component of an actively growing turf grass. As long as the thatch is not too thick, it can increase the resilience of the turf to heavy traffic. Thatch develops more readily on high-maintenance lawns than on low-maintenance lawns.
De-thatching involves using a lawn renovator machine to pull up a good portion of dead grass (thatch) throughout the lawn. Although this is customarily done in the spring to de-thatch the dead turf that you have lost over the winter, it may be helpful to do it in the fall as well.
Aerating your lawn is a great way to reduce thatch, loosen up compacted soils and make it easier for water and nutrients to reach the roots of your turf. Even with the best care available, lawns can thin out and lose color due to excessive thatch buildup, hard or compacted soils, or periods of high temperature, high humidity, or drought. Aerifying and overseeding is recognized by turf experts as the best treatment to control thatch, reduce compaction, fill-in bare spots and revitalize growth.
Aeration involves pulling plugs of soil from your lawn and depositing them on the surface of the ground.
Slit or Slice seeders are useful for lawn renovation projects. Slit-seeders combine vertical mowing with seeding. As the machine goes across the lawn, it opens the soil and deposits seed directly into the soil opening for a more accurate germination. Seed is metered at a predetermined rate.
Over-seeding with Loam:
If you have large bare areas on your property due to burning or disease of the lawn, or you have compacted soil in high traffic areas or along driveways, then your property could use some over-seeding with loam. Overseeding is a process that quickly give a lawn the boost that it needs. We will spread a thin layer of fresh top soil then apply seed and starter fertilizer. We will rake and roll the areas promoting a healthy seed germination.
Over-seeding with Compost:
Overseeding is a process that quickly give a lawn the boost that it needs. By seeding with compost, we are adding important nutrients, loosening the soil and increasing the water- holding capacity, giving the lawn all the ingredients it needs to thrive. We first aerate the entire area that is to be treated. We use our blower truck to blow a thin layer of compost over the lawn areas. We then apply seed and starter fertilizer to the areas. We will rake and roll the areas forcing the seed into the aeration holes and promoting a healthily seed germination.