As the summer is winding down, there is still much work to be done. A few things we will be concentrating on the most in the coming weeks are, aeration, fall seeding, and ordering spring-flowering bulbs.
We are also in the final planning stage of the 18th Annual Quad-Am Golf Classic. We are still accepting sponsors and donations. There is still time for local business owners to sponsor or donate and put their goods and services directly in front of our generous attendees!
Next month, some key team members and I will be attending an educational and networking event in Dallas hosted by the National Association of Landscape Professionals. These events are always a fantastic place to reconnect with peers, learn about what is new in our industry, and problem-solve issues our industry is facing.
We hope you are making the most of the final weeks of summer as we get ready to transition into fall. – Shayne
They may look like something else, but these little brown clumps are dirt “plugs” that are left behind after core aeration of a lawn.
The lawn aerator pierces into the ground with round, hollow teeth, and pulls out the plug of dirt. This procedure loosens compacted soil, reduces thatch, aids in drainage, and allows air, water, and nutrients to better reach the roots. This in turn promotes long and healthy root systems resulting in enhanced growth of healthy grass. The plugs will break down in about 2 weeks or after a few rains.
If there are bare spots on your lawn, the soil may be so compacted that nothing can grow there. Heavy foot traffic can also slow growth and lead to thatching. Aeration timing is also key and can be determined by the soil, the type of grass, and how the grass is used.
If you would like your lawn to receive the benefits of aeration, contact your landscape consultant today!
FALL PLANTING FOR SPRING COLOR
We don’t know anyone who doesn’t enjoy the wonderful abundance of flowers and striking colors of spring. If you look through any garden catalog, you’ll find that the varieties and colors of bulbs can be dizzying and choosing the right bulbs, for the right location, in the correct planting zone can be intimidating.
If you’d like to get a head start and add more spring color to your landscape, now is the time to speak with us about any planting projects you may have.
Fall is the time to plant bulbs and perennials because most need to go through their natural cold weather cycle in order to bloom in the spring.
FALL SEEDING FOR A LUSH GREEN LAWN
Seeding in the fall is also recommended for a lush healthy lawn in the spring. Late summer / early fall temperatures are the best for seeding as the nighttime temps are perfect for germination and root growth while the daytime temperatures are mild enough to retain soil moisture, and not too hot to harm the tender seedlings.
Fall overseeding can repair thin or bare spots, keep out weeds, and add new life to an old lawn. The best time to overseed is right after aeration while the ground is prime for accepting new seeds!