Slit seeding, also know as slice seeding is a great way to restore a damaged lawn as an alternative to re-sodding. It is also a great way to rejuvenate an older lawn with a choice of modern seeds with an emphasis on high Kentuky Blue Grass / Red Fescue mix. In order to slit seed effectively, the area to has to be prepared by cutting the lawn short, detaching may have to be done in some areas, aeration may bring more earth to the surface and a starter fertilizer will help the successful germination. Watering will then be your job. With some luck mother nature may help but you can’t rely on it so plan to water your lawn if you slit seed.
Easily one of the most beneficial things you can do for your lawn. Typically done spring and/or fall, Aeration stimulates root growth, which directly increases lawn density. Dense turf not only makes a beautiful lush lawn, it also provides weed resistance by crowding out weeds and minimizing space where weed seeds find soil sufficient for germination. Thick, dense turf keeps soil cool, providing a damp environment for roots where there is protection from heat and drought.If your lawn is sparce, patchy or full of weeds, an aeration is your secret weapon.
Overseeding your lawn fills the bare and thin areas to prevent weeds from germinating. For best results pair with aeration, as the holes left from the Aerator provide an ideal environment for seed germination and deep root development.
* Seed Starter Fertilization is essential in germination and root growth
* Water to maintain damp seed bed until germination.
Kentucky Bluegrass seed takes at least 21 days under ideal conditions to germinate, while fescue and ryegrass will begin within approx 10 days under ideal conditions.
Much like we need multi-vitamins to improve our overall health, our lawns need an application of Micro-nutrients to boost their overall health. Potassium improves the plant’s ability to withstand drought stress and increases its resistance to disease and wear and tear. Calcium promotes cell growth, strengthens cell walls, and allows the plant to be more tolerant of environmental stresses. Magnesium is an essential nutrient for healthy plant growth and is required in the formation of chlorophyll and the storage of carbohydrates in the root system, which leads to the rich, dark green colour all lawn lovers want to achieve.
This application deals with the pH of your soil. It is four times more efficient than lime, and works to alter your acidic/alkaline soil to a neutral pH. Soil with a neutral pH level is essential for a healthy lawn and is a major factor in nutrient availability, microbial activity, soil structure and overall turf vigor. Maintaining the correct soil pH allows for the most efficient use of applied and soil stored nutrients and can make a huge difference in problematic lawns. This is a true miracle product!
Advanced Season-Long Fertilization:
With the newest advanced fertilizer nitrogen technology, all the essential nutrients needed for a healthy green lawn are metered throughout the growing season in one application. This single application uses innovative polymer resin to provide a temperature-dependent nutrient release to give your lawn all the same nutrients as three applications, but perfectly timed and delivered when your lawn needs it most. The results of our fertilizer application can be seen in a deep green colour of grass, increased recovery from drought and wear, and stimulated growth of not only the grass shoots, but of the roots as well. By using our exclusive organically based fertilizer you will be providing your lawn with what it needs to better fight off weeds, chinch bug, and environmental stresses.
It is essential to have a continuous weed management program in effect on your lawn to combat weed growth. Turf King uses a mixture which includes Fiesta, an iron based weed control, and an added surfactant that helps the product stick to the plant. This makes our weed control more effective than using Fiesta alone. While these products work best on broad leaf weeds such as dandelions, they are also fairly effective on more resistant weeds such as thistle and clover.
Weed Control Tips:
Do not dig or pull out weeds on your lawn. No matter what device you use, there is always a chance you will leave a portion of the root in the soil, ready for regrowth. Additionally, our product can only kill the weeds it touches, so when roots and seeds are underneath the turf we have no way of killing them
Bag your grass clippings. While mulching is an effective way of thickening your lawn when you have absolutely no weeds, when weeds are present on your lawn it simply reseeds and increases the amount of weeds
Aerate and overseed! Thicken your lawn the right way so there is less room for weed seeds to germinate
Chinch bugs are small insects that feed on the sap of grass plants. Chinch bug nymphs start out as red with white bands across their backs and then mature into 4mm black bugs with a white spot on their backs and white wings. Nymphs typically hatch in late June to early July and cause the most damage to your lawn as they are doing the most eating as opposed to adult chinch. The damage they do is often mistaken for drought, as damaged areas turn a brownish-yellow in colour.
Chinch Bug Control Tips:
Chinch bugs do not like damp areas, so keep your lawn well watered during the peak summer months to make your lawn less appealing to these damaging insects
If you have booked a program without chinch bug control keep a close eye on your lawn between our visits and give us a call if you notice any thinning, sunken, or damaged areas
Neighbours helping neighbours - it's something the world could use more of. That’s why we want to reward you by offering $10 off your program (or any additional application) whenever you share your secret weapon - Turf King! We will also give your neighbour $10 off their lawn care program to welcome them into the Turf King family.
This offer is good for up to 5 new customers when they book one of our seasonal lawn care programs. Make sure your neighbour gives us your name when they book thier services.
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