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Fall is a Great Time to Landscape Your Lawn In Kansas City and Overland Park

 

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Fall is the Ideal Time to Landscape your Lawn in Kansas City and Overland Park

Many people think about landscaping in the spring when it should really be done in the fall.  By landscaping in the fall, the new plants have time to establish a root system before winter sets in.  This allows the plants a better chance of survival and encourages deep root growth for strong healthy plants.  Additionally, in the spring your lawn and landscape will already look great, so you won’t have to worry about it and you can enjoy your beautiful lawn and landscape.  Fall is a great time for planting and fertilizing.  Whether you are installing bushes and trees, or overseeding your lawn.  Fall is the time to do it.  The main reason for this is because the soil is warm from the summer, and there is plenty of moisture in the air.  When you plant in the spring, the soil is still cold from the winter, and it takes longer for root systems to establish.  Then once they are established it is important to continue watering throughout the summer.  When the root system is established in the fall, less water is necessary during the following summer.  Contact SK Lawn Care for all your lawn and landscape needs in Kansas City, Overland Park, Leawood, and Prairie Village.

 

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Fall Is A Great Time For Landscaping

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When it comes to your lawn and landscape, fall is the best time to think about spring.  The fall season is the ideal time to do any planting for the following year.  No matter if your are planting grass to have a thick healthy lawn, or if you are planting shrubs and trees.  Fall is the ideal time to plant because the soil is warm, the nights are cool, and there is usually adequate moisture.  All of these factors promote root growth to establish the plant before winter.  By planting in the spring, the soil is still cold from the winter, so it takes longer to establish a root system.  The warm soil encourages root growth, and the plant can naturally go dormant before winter causing it the flourish in the spring.  The best part about landscaping in the fall is when spring comes around, all the work is already done and you can enjoy your new landscape.  So no matter if you are looking to plant grass, or create an entirly new landscape environment on your property, think spring now.  You will be happier, and so will your plants.  Plus your landscape will be in excellent condition, so when the snow melts you can enjoy your beautiful landscape.  Contact SK Lawn Care today for all your lawn and landscape needs in Kansas City, Overland Park, Leawood, and Prairie Village.

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SK Lawn Care Offers Lawn Care Services and Landscape Services In Overland Park, Kansas City, Leawood, Mission Hills & the entire Kansas City Metro Area:

Lawn Overseeding    Lawn Aerating    Landscaping   Lawn Verticutting   Leaf Removal   Lawn Cleanup

Spring is Here!!!

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Spring is finally here!  Yesterday the temperature reached 80 degrees and tomorrow the forecast calls for snow.  Yep, it must be spring in Kansas City.  Now is the perfect time to begin feeding your lawn and landscape so your property is attractive all summer.  Maintaining a beautiful lawn and landscape can be easy, as long as you treat the plants at the proper time and use proper cultivation techniques.  Spring is the ideal time to feed you lawn and landscape because that is when much of the active growth occurs.  Spring is also the second best time to plant grass seed.  The reason fall is a more ideal time is because that is when cool-season grasses naturally germinate due to the soil temperature.  Now that the soil temperature has increased in the mid-west, seed can be planted.  Since it is the spring, germination of seedlings may take a little longer, but it is a great time to fill in thin or bare spots.  Additionally, it is important to keep the soil moist while establishing new turf.  By planting in the spring much of the irrigation comes naturally, which saves your water bill.  We still suggest doing the majority of your seeding and renovation in the fall, although the spring is an excellent time to fill in some of those thinner areas, giving you a thick healthy lawn all summer.  Contact SK Lawn Care for all your lawn and landscape needs in Kansas City and visit our website at http://sklawncarekc.com 

Green Up Your Lawn in the Spring

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Many people wonder how to get their lawn to green up in the spring quickly.  The first step is to mow the grass short.  It may not need to be mowed after winter dormancy, although this can really help.  If you usually mow at the recommended height of three inches (cool season grasses) then mow it at about 2 to 2 1/2 inches.  This helps expose more of the plant and soil and allows the soil to begin warming faster.  Once the soil is above 65 degrees the grass will begin to grow and turn green.  Another very important step is to fertilize.  Spring is a good time to add nutrients to the soil and prevent unwanted weeds.  We recommend a quality two stage pre-emergent herbicide with turf food.  The first application should be applied in early spring, and the second application applied according to the fertilizer label, usually about 60 days after the first application.  Between applications, we recommend a quality weed and feed application.  

Follow these steps and your lawn will be green in no time.  Also contact your local lawn care professional, or if you live in the Kansas City area, contact SK Lawn Care for all your lawn and landscape needs at http://www.sklawncarekc.com

Seeding Your Lawn in the Winter?!?

If you have a cool season grass type in your lawn then it is generally best to seed your lawn in the fall.  Fall is when cool season grasses naturally germinate and seeding at this time allows for the best possible outcome.  Many argue that the spring time is best for seeding, which is not entirely false.  The spring is the second best time to seed your lawn using a cool season grass.  The main reason why fall is a more advantageous time to seed is because of the soil temperature   Since the soil is still warm from the summer, grass seed germinates much faster than in cooler soil still warming up from winter frost.

 

Why would we be discussing seeding your lawn in the winter if the fall has already past?

 

Many times after  there are still weak spots from traffic, birds, and nature.  Additionally, leaves fall after it is best to seed, so you may rake out some new grass trying to keep your lawn clear of leaves.  That is how we find ourselves discussing “dormant seeding” or seeding in the winter time.  Dormant seeding seems to work best with a little bit of snow on the ground to help the seed and moisture leach into the ground.  This will result in a thicker lawn in the spring.  Of course the more seed you apply to your lawn the thicker it will be, so if you seed in the fall, seed in the winter, and seed in the spring, the weak spots in your lawn should be less prevalent.   As long as you have been watering.  Moisture is very key in the germination of seed.  Too much moisture and your seed will flow out of place, either off the property or to low areas, causing uneven distribution of grass.  Not enough moisture and the seed will either not germinate or baby grass will be malnourished for proper growth.  By placing seed in the snow, usually best to have about 1-2 inches of accumulation, the soil will naturally absorb both the seed and moisture.  Even if the temperature does not drop to melt the snow for some time the seed will remain frozen preventing early germination.

Adding an additional round of seeding in the winter, where the seed stays frozen to prevent early germination and additional moisture is stored in the ground, can be very beneficial to your lawn.  This is not the best time to seed your lawn, but it is a good time to recover weak spots.  Of course you can seed numerous times per year and still not have a thick healthy lawn with out a proper nutrition and maintenance plan.  Frequent mowing and fertilization applications can go a long way in maintaining an attractive property.

 

 

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