Finally A Lawn Maintenance Schedule that Works!

Wish your lawn looked as lush and green as the local golf course? Well, it can – but only if you follow a proven lawn care maintenance program. Spring through fall, there's plenty that you can do to improve the look and health of your Burlington property. From regular irrigation to a fresh helping of fertilizer, here's a look at some important Burlington lawn care procedures.  

It Starts with Mowing
Did you know that mowing is the most essential part of your Burlington lawn care schedule? This is because the grass blade is absolutely vital to the health of your lawn. The blade is responsible for photosynthesis (turning sunshine into food for the plant). As such, if it is cut too short it won't be able to produce enough food to sustain the plant. The key to maintaining a well-balanced lawn is to mow frequently, leaving the blade long enough to access vital nutrients from the sun. Plan to mow once per week, or twice a week if you've received a significant rainfall recently.

Build a Strong Base with Fertilizer
Another ritual that you simply cannot skip is fertilization. Fertilizing will not only give your lawn the nutrients it needs, but it will also help it bounce back from common diseases. However, be careful not to apply too much fertilizer. Over-fertilizing your lawn can cause brown patches to materialize leaving permanent damage on your property. When you're planning your Burlington lawn maintenance schedule, aim to fertilize twice a year – once in the spring and once in the fall.

Don't Skimp With Your Sprinkler
Irrigation is an essential part of any Burlington lawn maintenance schedule. Water, whether it's provided by Mother Nature or your Burlington inground sprinkler system, will help your lawn stay strong and protect it from drought and disease.

If your soil has a tough time retaining water, don't give up hope. This simply means that you may need to have one of our Burlington inground irrigation experts out to install a weather-smart sprinkler system. Once installed, your irrigation system will provide your property with the perfect amount of moisture each and every day.
When working out your watering schedule, remember that grass prefers longer but less frequent waterings. If you opt for shorter more frequent applications, you risk depriving your turf's roots of vital nutrients.

Grab some Aeration
If your lawn is subject to a lot of foot traffic, and you find that your inground irrigation system is working overtime to saturate the soil, you could be dealing with a compaction issue. Compacted soil can wreak havoc on a perfectly healthy lawn, strangling the root system and decreasing oxygen flow through the turf. Luckily, there's a simple solution: core aeration. This process will remove plugs from the soil, giving your grass room to grow. You should schedule your core aeration with our Burlington lawn maintenance division biannually – once in the spring and then again in the early fall.

Thatch That!
Last but not least, when planning your lawn care maintenance schedule, make sure you remember to book a dethatching treatment in the late fall. Overtime, your lawn will accumulate dead plant matter, otherwise known as "thatch". If enough of it builds up over time, it could smother your grass, foiling any of your attempts at lawn care. Nutri-Lawn can easily integrate a dethatching treatment into your yearly lawn maintenance services.

Tired of your current lawn care routine? Then give Nutri-Lawn a call. Our Burlington inground irrigation experts can help you plan a lawn care routine that's guaranteed to get results.