Spring LawnCare

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Spring LawnCare

March 17, 2015
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There are several things that may help improve your lawn:

Compaction: Aeration to help deal with the compaction of grass root growth. Compaction prevents adequate air and moisture from   reaching the grass roots and makes it hard for new growth to establish.

Thatch overgrowth: Thatch is the layer of dead plant material on your lawn. Typically thin layer of this is helpful in adding organic matter and nutrients to your lawn. A thick   layer, however, can smother new growth,     harbor fungi, and attract lawn pests. Remove excess thatch during spring or fall, not when the grass is growing vigorously.

Low Nutrients: Your lawn is like any other plant and needs nutrients to grow. When you add nutrients to your soil your grass will become greener and heathier.

Weeds: You must remove weeds. You can do this by over-seeding which creates competition for the weeds. You can also remove weeds by using selective herbicides. These herbicides target certain plants and allow your grass less competition for nutrients and water.

Water: Make sure your grass gets enough water. It is especially important to water well when you are establishing new growth.

White Oak Pro lawn care can give you a free estimate on making all or some of these improvements to your lawn. Give us a call to schedule a free  estimate at your convenience. We offer year round service for yard and tree cleanup and very competitive prices for mowing services.

There are two types of lawns predominantly in East Tennessee: Fescue and Bermuda. There are several varieties of each of these types of turf.

Fescue is considered a “cool season” grass. There are many varieties from full sun to partial shade fescues that do very well in our area. This grass variety grows most aggressively in the spring, early summer, and fall times of the year.

Bermuda is a “warm season” grass and there are many varieties of this turf grass as well. It becomes dormant   during the winter and then starts to green up in the late spring. It again becomes dormant in the fall.   Although drought hardy during the summer months,   Bermuda can be very invasive by the aggressive spreading of rhizomes into unwanted areas such as flower gardens and walkways.

To produce a beautiful flower garden, you need to keep weeds out and retain moisture in the soil.

The best way to help with these needs is a good layer of mulch over your garden each spring. Not only does the mulch help hold moisture in the soil, but it also creates a barrier between weed seeds and the soil.

White Oak Pro offers mulch  delivery and placement in your garden within a 20 mile radius of our offices for as little as $45.00 per cubic yard. (Minimum 3 yards) Let us know if we can help you with your mulch needs.

We are often asked, “Why is water running between my gutters and facia—leaving water marks on the facia?”

The Gutters—They need to be kept clean. When they are not draining properly they start holding water. Water is heavy (approx. 8 pounds per gallon). When gutters overflow there is often hundreds of pounds of water being retained by the gutter. This causes the gutter to slowly start pulling away from the facia. Eventually rain water will start running  between the back of the gutter and the   facia. If you see the

“Tale-Tell” signs of streaking on your facia you will need to get your gutters cleaned before further damage is caused to your home. If you need help with your gutter cleaning needs please give us a call. We will be happy to set up a free estimate.

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