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SK Lawn Care Provides Quality Lawn and Landscape Services to Mission Hills, Kansas

SK Lawn Care Provides Quality Lawn and Landscape Services to Mission Hills, Kansas

SK Lawn Care, Overland Park, Mission Hills, Mowing, Landscape. Landscaping, Lawn Care Service

 

Mission Hills, Kansas is known for its beautiful homes, exquisite landscapes, and thick green lawns.  SK Lawn Care provides quality lawn and landscape services to many clients living in the three neighborhoods that make up Mission Hills.  We provide quality lawn and landscape services including lawn mowing, lawn fertilization treatments, weed control, lawn aeration, verticutting, dethatching, overseeding, mulch installation, landscape maintenance, and landscape installation.  Our clients in Mission Hills, Kansas enjoy knowing their lawn and landscape is cared for by the best, and they don’t have to worry about any yard work.  At SK Lawn Care, we take pride in our quality of work, punctual service, and creating a superior customer experience.  Contact SK Lawn Care today for a free estimate on all your lawn and landscape services, and let us earn your business by providing you with the best care for your lawn and landscape.  Find us on the web at www.sklawncarekc.com.

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Importance of a Planned Lawn Maintenance Program

Maintaining a beautiful, well manicured lawn does not have to be back breaking and ruin your summer.  With a planned maintenance program in place, keeping your lawn looking great can be simple and rewarding.  The most important thing to remember is the importance of your plan.  The plan should consist of the height and frequency of mowing.  This is a lot more important than many first think when manicuring their lawn.  Other important factors to consider is the fertilizer.  It is extremely important to know exactly what you are applying to the soil, how much, and how often.  Not preparing yourself with some of this information can even be illegal.  Having a plan in place will prevent unwanted accidents, and give you the beautiful lawn you have always wanted.

The first and most frequent step in a quality lawn maintenance program is mowing.  The main importance of mowing is maintaining the stand of turf by discouraging weed growth and disease.  It is important to keep the mowers clean, in proper working condition, and mow with a sharp blade.  This allows for a clean cut, so the grass does not fray or split at the end.  Frays or splits in grass blades are like open wounds.  These open wounds make your lawn more susceptible to fungus and disease.  Frequent mowing is important, but it is also just as important to know the height and frequency of mowing.  When grass is first planted and sprouting it is important to mow fairly short, around 2-2 1/2 inches.  Once the lawn is established you can continue mowing at your normal height.  Cool season grasses should be mowed at three inches.  Some say it is best to mow grass shorter in the spring, and longer in the summer.  The reason for mowing shorter in the spring is due to baby grass, maintain short turf during rapid growth, and discouraging weed growth.  Mowing turf longer in the summer is generally for drought and heat protection.  These speculations do have good thought behind them, although it is not something that should be stuck in stone.  Mowing consistently at three inches will give you a healthy stand of turf that is resistant to disease, drought, and weeds.

 

A well planned fertilizing regiment is also very important in maintaining a well groomed lawn.  Fertilizer is essentially nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium.  In many cases there are additives to the fertilizer such as iron, calcium, lime; or pest control chemicals for weeds and bugs.  It is important to know the time of year to best treat the soil for these chemicals.  Grass in your lawn uses these elements when growing.  It is important to replenish the soil of these nutrients for the grass to continue growing healthy.  Adding such things as iron, calcium, or lime to the soil is to counteract a chemical or pH imbalance in the soil.  It is important to have your soil tested to ensure proper growing conditions.  Other additives such as chemicals are to kill and repel pests.  Weeds are considered pests as well are bugs, so they are treated as such with chemicals.  It is important to either read the chemical label yourself, or have a trained professional apply chemicals to your lawn.  Improper application of chemicals can be very harmful to the environment and even illegal.

 

The frequency of fertilizer applications depends on what you want for your lawn.  Fertilizing every month is not out of the question.  For those who want a thick lush stand of turf with zero weeds, this is a good option for you.  Weeds grow actively  so it is important to exterminate them while they are small, before they mature and are more difficult to kill.  Additionally, when the grass is actively growing it uses up more nutrients, so it is important to replenish the soil.  Of course some people do not wish to fertilize this frequently.  In that case, it is even more important to have a well thought out plan.  Spacing out fertilizer applications can be accomplished by properly using pre-emergent additives in the fertilizer.  This will prevent weeds from starting, and maintain nutrient levels in your soil.  The least amount of fertilizing you can get away with, in our opinion, and still encourage growth and a pest free environment is 3-4  applications.  It is important to begin your lawn in the spring with starter fertilizer to bring it out of winter dormancy.  Another application in mid spring will help prevent weeds.  This is when weeds are growing most aggressively, so it is important to treat them before they can begin growing.  Grub control should be applied in the summer  when grubs are young and hatching.  Grubs can turn into a big problem for a lawn no matter how healthy, so it is important to treat for these specific bugs.  Grub control is generally optional, although a small investment once per year can save a lot of money.  The last application is winterizing fertilizer.  It encourages grass into winter dormancy and helps establish deep root growth.

 

Planning your lawn maintenance program in advance can have many benefits   You will have a more attractive property, and your lawn will be more resistant to disease, drought, and pests.  Additionally, in the following years, the plan will require less work because many issues have already been corrected or prevented.  With a proper planned lawn maintenance program in place you too can have a beautiful lawn.  Nothing else you can just  contact SK Lawn Care and we would be happy to put a plan together for you. 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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