If your lawn needs to be restored and rejuvenated, you don’t need to feel discouraged. Bringing a yard with weeds, dead spots, or other issues back to good health is possible. You can take several steps with the help of skilled professionals at Scientific Plant Service to restore your lawn and keep it healthy. The following seven steps can help you achieve the beautiful lawn you desire.
Test Your Soil
A nutrient or pH deficiency will limit your lawn’s ability to thrive. The only way to properly analyze your soil is to have it tested by a reputable soil lab. The low cost of this test will pay many dividends by determining corrective actions.
Dethatch Your Yard
You can start the process by dethatching your lawn. Thatch is a layer of organic material at the base of your grass. Too much thatch will prevent water and nutrients from efficiently infiltrating your turf’s root system.
Level Your Yard
Bumps and depressions in your yard can make your lawn a risky place and make your property look less appealing. Both bumps and depressions can be fixed and leveled out by lawn care professionals by either removing or adding soil and sod.
Fertilize Your Lawn
Fertilizer can provide “hungry” lawns with the boost of nutrients you need. To create a healthy lawn, slow-release fertilizer is best. It is vitally important to apply the proper amount of fertilizer evenly across your lawn. By testing your soil, you can correct any deficiencies.
Aerate Your Lawn
A crucial part of your lawn restoration includes aeration. When soil becomes compacted, it is starved for oxygen. By using an aerator, open channels are created so that air, water, and nutrients can access the grassroots.
Spread Grass Seed
Select grass seed recommended by Maryland and Virginia. Excellent information on selecting grass seed can be found at https://extension.umd.edu/resource/grass-seed. Spreading seeds across your lawn, especially over bare patches, can help your lawn grow healthy and full. Overseeding is best done after the previous steps in your lawn restoration.
Continue to Care for Your Lawn
The final step in any lawn restoration is maintaining the beautiful lawn you have built. This is done by establishing the best watering and mowing practices for your turf and sticking to a consistent plan of lawn care treatments every year. For example, fertilizing and pre-emergent weed control in spring and fall fertilization can help your lawn thrive. To guarantee the best lawn restoration and yearly care, trust the professionals at Scientific Plant Service for regular treatments and guidance.
Scientific Plant Service Is Your Go-To Source In Landscape Healthcare
Scientific Plant Service, located in Baltimore, is a privately owned corporation, chartered in Maryland in 1957 by Frank J. Burke. We started as a full-service Arborists specializing in the care of shade trees and ornamental shrubs, but today we are a Lawn Care company that is a huge part of the community. From aquatic environments and snow management to deer and mole control, SPS has services tailored specifically for your lawn and landscape.
We offer services in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, including: Harford, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Calvert counties in MD, as well as Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church in VA. For more information, contact us online, or call us at 410-321-0970. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.