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It takes planning and timely execution to get lawns looking their best.
This process starts in early spring with a soil test to determine what the soil needs in order to grow healthy turf. We then begin to plan on what nutrients need to be added and when for the best possible results. The fertilizer and herbicide needs then get overlaid and the plan starts to take shape.
Sometimes this is a one year process, but most of the time it takes multiple years to turn a neglected lawn around. Once we get it on the right track, you can enjoy reducing the inputs that the lawn needs to stay healthy.
Most people look at weeds to be the main problem, but you'd be surprised how many times an instect or fungus can be wreaking havok on your lawn. Examples are where sections of turf pull up like a carpet (white grub damage); or little moths flitting around the grass as you walk through in summer (sod webworm). Left unchecked, these can cause serious damage and cause your lawn to deteriorate.
And please, please, please overseed in the fall - with a QUALITY seed every couple of years. Most cool season grasses do not spread (only Kentucky bluegrass does) so all the bare areas where you have successfully killed off the weeds need to be filled in with seed. You will probably pay 25% - 30% more for a top quality seed but it is well worth it when you consider you are getting the latest cultivars that have enhanced abilities to stave off effects from insects and fungus.
The end-game is to have thick, healthy turf that naturally crowds out weeds thus reducing the need for chemicals or other inputs.
Founded out of COVID19, Gurney Turf comes from a new found love of lawn care. The blending of science and labor has helped discover a true passion. Add industry best practices, common sense and a personal nature; you end up with an owner that not only cares deeply about results, but does the work himself.
A nice lawn comes from good dirt! Grounded in that approach, we strive to cultivate your soil so that it can better sustain turf that is more tolerant to stress and can more naturally crowd out weeds. The exclusive use of biofertilizers provides the soil with minerals and microorganisms that help with deeper root growth which, in turn, helps grass better cope with stress, disease and water management. Good dirt means happy grass!!
Lawns are beautiful, but lawn care can be complicated. Our Certified and knowledgeable staff will care for your lawn using tested and proven techniques within the best practices of the industry.
If you still have questions, or wish to discuss anything in greater detail, please don't hestitate to contact us.