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Having a lawn that you love requires more than just mowing. A regular fertilization schedule makes a huge difference not only in the look of your lawn, but also promotes deep root growth, discourages pests, disease and weeds which can reduce the water needs of the plant and help it handle those hot summer temps better and improve overall growth. The first step in treating your lawn is to perform a soil test. A soil test will provide us with valuable information to tailor your lawn treatments going forward to make sure we are giving your lawn exactly what it needs.
Another service we offer is bio-stimulant soil treatment, we like to call it “getting your dirt right”. By introducing organic matter to the soil in the form of humic acid, sea kelp and other organic materials you are giving your grass the perfect environment to grow deep roots and helps with the uptake of other nutrients, making your fertilizer applications even more effective.
If you have June Bugs in your area, you also have grubs, often called white grubs, they are white, C-shaped beetle larvae about a half inch in length. Lawn grubs have soft bodies with legs near the head. They feed on grassroots (and organic matter in the soil), causing sections of grass in the lawn to die. Grubs eventually turn into adult beetles and emerge from soil to mate and lay eggs, which hatch into more grubs. How do you know if your lawn has grubs? If you can pull sod away from the ground, the root system may have been eaten by grubs. Cut into the soil and look for their presence. More than 10 grubs per square foot is a red flag. The presence of grubs may be an indication that beetles are laying eggs in your lawn. Tan-colored chafer beetles are active just after sundown; Japanese beetles can be seen flying during the day, feeding on ornamentals. Grub damage can appear in two ways. First, small irregular patches of a lawn will appear brown, dry and wilted. Damage also occurs when raccoons and crows tear up the lawn to feed on grubs. Both types of damage can be extensive during a severe outbreak. We can help get ahead of grubs by applying preventative measures to keep you lawn green all season long. Contact us for a quote today for your lawn in Lebanon, TN!