Lawn Disease: What You Need To Know
- Don’t cut it too short – One common mistake made by both homeowners and some commercial summer lawn maintenance companies is cutting a lawn too short. If a lawn is cut too short, it reduces the plants’ ability to produce energy for growth. When cut at the proper height, however, grass develops stronger roots that support more vigorous plants that are able to handle stress better.
- Limit the Water Intake – While it is important to be adequate on hydration, do not water the grass daily. Lawns need only one-inch of water per week, including rainfall.
- Drought Scenario – Avoid mowing the lawn during drought stress. Lawns under such stress are limited in their ability to recover from mowing and can be damaged even more. Instead, mow the grass after a rainfall or after irrigation day. Also, resist mowing wet grass to avoid clumping.
- Maintain Sharp Blades –When grass is cut with a sharp mower blade, the plant will heal faster than when cut with a dull blade. Dull blades will actually tear the plant tissue, not cut it. This torn grass tissue will develop a brown appearance at the surface and may become more susceptible to stress and disease. Sharper blades will prevent a brown appearance and help to prevent further harm to the plant.
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To our customers, their families and everyone of our readers, we hope that your holidays are peaceful and joyful.
There are a lot of exciting new things that we are doing for the 2014 season. While many of our competitors find time to rest in the winter, we at Lush Lawn believe in working hard year ’round. Lush Lawn has instituted special winter training programs for your lawn technicians so that they have the tools and abilities to better treat your lawn. Our office staff is busy fighting the snow on their way to work in order to make sure your accounts are setup right in the computer and we are ready to service you in the spring.
Lush Lawn will be adding lawn paint to our service line. During the drought season, late fall or for a special occasion we can paint your lawn the darkest green or make it stand out with fashionable blue or red. Who says you need a green lawn?
As always I love challenging the conventional wisdom of lawn care and next year Lush Lawn, thanks to you, is poised to become the number 3 lawn care company in the state of Michigan and the number one non-national lawn care company in the state.
Last year our company formed a group called the Tree Brotherhood. This group is comprised of our own certified arborist Travis Wagner and our tree technicians led by Erik Hutson. The Tree Brotherhood regularly meets and discusses improvements to our tree services. As a result Lush Lawn will be adding products to better take care of mites and the use of organic microbes that will stimulate tree root development and allow your trees to better absorb nutrients and fertilizers.
Lush Lawn is also committed to our local communities in southeast Michigan by supporting little league and travel league baseball programs from Troy to Grand Blanc. We also support Michigan Youth Leadership in Plymouth and are always welcome to customer’s suggestions on local charities and community activities. It is our goal to grow together with the communities that we service and make our homes a better place to live and enjoy the ‘Lush Lawn Experience’.
Our sincerest wishes of Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones,
Aaron, Alex, Athena & Sophia Samson
We are excited to launch our brand new blog. We will be posting weekly articles on Lush Lawn’s passions: Lawn care, tree care, pest control, and of course, the beautiful state of Michigan.
We hope to see you here week after week and to read your comments and questions. This blog will be a collaboration work among our most knowledgeable lawn specialist at Lush Lawn because we want to make sure you receive the most accurate and relevant information. Feel free to suggest topics as well!