Services Provided

 

Mowing

The longer the grass, the deeper the root.  Grass growing in the shade needs to be cut as long as possible.  It needs to have more leaf area to receive the limited light it receives.  The ideal height is between 2.5-3 inches for most residential lawns.  You should only remove one-third of the height of grass at one time.  Mulching your clippings returns nutrients to the soil.  This is the best option unless you have a thick thatch problem  (see dethaching).

 

Dethatching

Thatch is a matted layer of dead and live turfgrass tissue that develops between the soil and green vegetation.  Thatch in excess of one-half inch will slow turfgrass growth.

 

Weed Control

The first line of defense against weeds is to follow practices that promote growth of desired plant.  Weeds do not easily infest properly fertilized turf grasses that are routinely watered and mowed at the correct height and frequency.  Lawnstar offers a program that benefits your lawn.  Fill out a our ‘Get A Quote’ form to have a technician come by for a free consulatation.
Aeration

The benefits of aeration…

–  reduces soil compaction
–  improves grass rooting
–  promotes thatch breakdown
–  improves drought tolerance
–  enhances fertilization

 

Lawn Fertilization

Fertilizer should be based on the turfgrass type and desired appearance.  A properly fertilized lawn will encourage dense growth and development.  The end result should have your turfgrass being more competitive and help prevent the spread of weed growth.  Fill out our ‘Get A Quote’ form to have one of our Lawnstar technicians come by for a free consultation.

 

Ant Control

Landscape plants can be weakened or killed by insects.  Lawnstar’s approved insect control programs will maintain turfgrass, and this annual application will relieve the pains of bites and those unsightly mounds.  This service is guaranteed to control your fire ant problem.  Call our office today for a free consultation.

 

Sprinkler Systems

Due to seasonal variations in rainfall, turfgrass often require supplimental irrigation.  Infrequent water applications that soak the soil 5 to 7 inches will promote deep root development and will improve turfgrass.  Shallow, infrequent watering promotes weak, shallow roots and can help weeds germinate in some turfgrass species.  A Lawnstar irrigation specialist can help you decide what is best for your turfgrass.