Winter might be the time of year when your lawn goes dormant, but that does not mean you should neglect it in the fall. In fact, two essential lawn maintenance to-dos on your fall list should be Aeration
. Early fall is prime time for both tasks. Doing so ensures that your lawn comes back next season looking healthy, vibrant, and ready to take on wet weather, weeds, pests, and more.
The Benefits of Aeration for Lawn Maintenance Aeration is a naturally occurring process on your lawn. It is when the air exchanges between the atmosphere and soil. When you remove small plugs from the soil, your lawn naturally improves its aeration process.
By aerating your lawn, you can enjoy:
Improved air circulation from the soil and atmosphere
Reduced water pooling, runoff, and mushroom growth
Better fertilizer uptake and utilization
Better water absorption
Fewer thatch breakdowns
Improved cushioning and resilience to weight
Stronger roots in the turf grass
When the soil beneath your grass is too compact, it cannot establish a healthy root system. Water and fertilizer cannot reach the roots, which means you are wasting your time and money on both. Eventually, your lawn grows slower, starts to thin out, and could even stop growing entirely. Aeration will alleviate these issues.
What About Fall Seeding? Another important aspect of fall lawn maintenance is seeding. Seeding in the fall ensures your lawn is ready by spring. Ideally, seeding should happen from mid-August to mid-October. Even if you miss that window, your lawn care professional could help seed up until the ground freezes.
, we offer lawn maintenance packages
, but also one-time services. While you might hire us for weed control and fertilizing, do not forget about our aeration, seeding and seasonal services too.
We can come out and aerate your lawn
so that it is healthy and ready for spring. Also, for a plush green lawn this spring, have our expert team
come out and perform a fall seeding session
too. You can add these services to your existing plan as a one-time service. If you are a DELUXE Service
plan member, aeration is part of your fall service automatically.
Call GREENSKEEPER at 215-938-8440 to inquire about our lawn maintenance services for the fall season. To reach us online, fill out our contact form
, and we'll connect with you within the next business day to set up a no-obligation appointment.
The unusually wet spring and summer this year have left your lawn green and gorgeous. Sadly, this has also brought out an abundance of crabgrass. Crabgrass is one of those unwanted growths that can make even the healthiest lawn look un-manicured and sloppy. If you have noticed extra crabgrass this season, there is nothing to worry about. With the right lawn maintenance system
in place, it will go away, and you can reclaim your yard.
What is Crabgrass and How Can You Get Rid of It? Crabgrass is an annual grass weed that can spread thousands of seeds in a single lifespan. The weed is tough, aggressive, and tends to thrive on more stressed areas of the lawn. If any area of your yard has sun damage, thin patches, or dryness, you may notice that crabgrass is more abundant in those areas. Luckily, there are ways to rid your lawn of crabgrass. So even though crabgrass is worse than usual this year, that doesn’t mean you must live with this unsightly weed on your lawn.
If you see too much crabgrass, consider implementing this lawn care advice:
No Vacancies Allowed!
Never leave any space for crabgrass to move in. Instead, it must feel unwelcome by having a thick, plush lawn that is healthy throughout the warm season. That means mowing your lawn at the right height, fertilizing, and watering deep.
Bring in the Pros!
Sometimes you need a backup team. Even a healthy lawn requires crabgrass killer. Ideally, you want to eradicate crabgrass with a post-emergent when it is 3 to 4 inches tall, which is typically when you see it on the lawn.
REPEAT, Don’t Wait Too Long!
Crabgrass will continue to thrive if you do not keep up with your lawn maintenance or take care of it when it emerges. Once crabgrass is allowed to grow, it spreads seeds, thus allowing more plants to grow on your lawn too.
, our team uses the best products to eradicate crabgrass and other lawn offenders. Choose between our DELUXE Service Program
or the ECONOMY Service Program
for expert lawn maintenance. Both plans address crabgrass with pre-emergent and post-emergent formulas. Also, with over 50 years in business, our expert team
knows how to handle the common pests on Pennsylvania lawns!
This year’s spring and summer seasons have been unseasonably wet. While it is great for the state’s water resources, it is not ideal for lawn maintenance. With all the wetness, you might have noticed that your lawn and garden are seeing more weeds than usual.
Luckily, those weeds appearing in your lawn do not have to be such a huge challenge. With the right lawn care tips and regular visits from the GREENSKEEPERprofessional lawncare team
, you can tackle those weeds with ease!
3 Essential Lawn Care Tips for Controlling Weeds in Wet, Rainy Weather All a weed needs are soil and moisture to thrive. The longer you neglect the weeds on your lawn, the faster they will grow and spread. With the wet spring and summer this year, you might notice that weeds are growing at a rapid pace. Act early and keep on top of them! And you don’t have to do it alone – our crew is in your neighborhood already, so give us a call.
So, what’s the secret to controlling weeds in prolonged wet weather?
Post-emergent weed control is best for these situations. Most products have specific height recommendations for weeds, such as 4-6 inches. The taller the weeds are, the less efficient your weed control products will be.
Know the Population:
Certain weeds grow in distinct seasons and regions. Before you attempt to take on your weed problem, you must check what type of weeds you are dealing with.
Ongoing Weed Control:
Weed control is most effective when it is ongoing. Do not expect to lay down a pre-emergent in the early spring and then not see a single weed throughout the season. Instead, you must do spot weeding, use a weed control base, and keep the rest of your lawn healthy.
Maintaining a weed-free lawn or garden is an ongoing task. By creating a schedule that tackles your lawn each season, you are less likely to be bothered with excessive weeds even with torrential rains.
, our lawn maintenance team is more than aware of the excess rain and how it is affecting our clients’ lawns. With our DELUXE Service Program
, you receive six applications throughout spring, summer and into fall, each of which addresses that season’s weeds. We also offer spot weeding to catch any pesky weeds still growing on your lawn after the treatment.
Our professional lawn care services
will keep your lawn green and plush and your garden free from unsightly weeds. We have been creating gorgeous landscapes for over 50 years right here in Pennsylvania.
at 215-938-8440 to learn more about our lawn care maintenance plans. Or click to submit our online form
and we'll contact you to set up a no-obligation appointment within the next business day!