FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Below you'll find answers to frequently asked questions we commonly get from new or existing customers
How Do I Keep My Lawn Healthy?
Proper mowing practice is crucial to your lawn care health. Mowing too short damages the grassroots system and thins the lawn reducing drought and disease toleration while increasing weed populations. In spring, we highly recommend mowing height settings to be at least 3-4 inches. Keep cutting blades sharp, and don't pick up grass clippings (unless you have grass clumps) as they break down and return organic nutrients to enrich the soil.
How Often Should I Water My Grass?
Most lawns require 1 to 1.5 inches of water each week, to immerse the soil deeply from rain or watering sessions. This amount of water can be applied in a single watering session or divided into two watering sessions per week. Be careful not to over-water the lawn as you can drown and harm grass plants.
How Can I Prevent Lawn Issues?
The best thing you can do to control and battle lawn disease is to mow and water your lawn correctly. If you have problems with your grass, get a diagnosis from our team.
My Grass is patchy, and I Have Dead Grass Spots. Should I Seed?
If your lawn has empty spots less than 4 inches in diameter, fertilizer will help fill the majority of the lawn (unless the spots are damaged by shade, disease, or dogs). Detach and loosen topsoil then add fresh topsoil and seed. Follow-up with covering the seeded area with straw. Lightly Water each or all areas for 15 minutes daily. When temperatures reach the mid-60s or above seeds germinate best. Grass seeds germinate on average between 10-30 days. Be patient and water gently, but do not overdo it!
What is aeration? Do I Need It?
Core Aeration relieves compacted soil, and stimulates root development, allowing for a healthier lawn. This involves loosening the soil to improve the flow of air, water, and fertilizers to the grassroots. Aerating your lawn also controls thatch build-up. This is one of the best things you can do for your lawn at least once a year in spring or the fall.
Should I Do Aeration Or Detatching?
For the best results we recommend both Detatching and Aeration at least once a year. Detatching is necessary if thatch build up reaches at least 1/2 inch or more in thickness. Aeration can be done annually but is necessary when your soil becomes poor or heavily compressed. This is one of the healthiest additional services you can choose for your lawn. We offer both
How Can I Book Service?
Simply go to our 'Contact Us' Page or Click 'Get Estimate' on the header part of our website. Estimates typically take no more than 24 hours to arrive.
Seed Or Sod?
Let's chat about sod & seeding as you make your purchase between the two. Seed lawns are cost-effective, but they are also difficult and time-consuming to grow. It takes time and effort to grow a grass from seed. It takes more than a year and a full-time job to get lawns up and running. We use Durablend seed if you decide to seed your lawn as its recommended.
On the otherhand, sod, is a premium fast and convenient way to have an instant beautiful lush new lawn. You get a mature, weed-free lawn right away as we offer kentucky bluegrass and black beauty fescue grass blends. Whether you're seeding or sodding, Leaf Green will provide you with the highest-quality materials for your project with proper care plus recommended instructions.
Sod Installed Successfully. Now What?
The most crucial aspect of our sod installation care is watering once your project is complete. Watering must be done continously for the first two weeks since sod requires time to grow its root system.
We recommend an even water with a sprinkler for covering completed sod installation areas. The goal for the first two weeks following the first watering is to keep the soil under the sod from drying out. This entails daily watering of up to 1.5" inches in the summer. You may only need to water once a week throughout the winter. It's difficult to overwater fresh sod, but if puddles appear, you should cut back.