Now is the time to consider over seeding those existing sparse coverage lawn areas. Early spring provides the supplemental rain water and the combination of warm days and cool nights to help with the germination process of the grass seed. Properly planned and installed, a over seeded lawn is the least expensive way to increase the density,texture,and over all look of a otherwise crappy lawn. Using premium quality grass seed is a must. Utilizing a premium seed cover is also necessary in order to protect the seed from drying out, and being robbed by hungry birds. Using a quality soil conditioner such as Tri-C Humate with Mycrorizye is also very helpful in establishing a strong root system for the seed and providing needed microrbal activity to the soil to improve the soil environment. Go to the web sites listed on my links page to link with Southland Sod Farms for information on how to over seed and where to purchase premium grass seed and, link to Tri-C Products to learn more about high in quality soil conditioners. For seed topper, Kelloggs "Topper"is a industry favorite. Over come the bad with the good and enjoy a strong,healthy, naturally "GREEN" lawn today.
Believe it or not natural green grass is very good for our environment. With the latest craze to strip out existing lawns and install water friendly shrubs and ground covers, natural grass reduces greenhouse gas and converts it to life-giving oxygen, purifies water as the grass roots act as natural environmental filters and help with the biodegradation of contaminants that are carried in runoff water. Grass provides urban habitat by providing productive forage for birds, small mammals, and native birds. Grass is a natural air conditioner, on a hot summer day, lawns will typically be 30 degrees cooler than asphalt,14 degrees cooler than bare soil, and a surprising "35 DEGREES COOLER THAN ARTIFICIAL TURF". Grass purifies the air by absorbing some our worst atmospheric pollutants such as sulfur dioxide and ozone.Proper watering schedules based on the actual "NEEDS" of the grass , proper fertilization practices, and utilization of some of the latest lawn mowing tools available will certainly help reduce hydrocarbon exhaust.
We install natural grass and do quite a bit of lawn renovations to native and water-friendly landscapes but, with proper planning, and practices, a"GREEN Natural Lawn" will always prove to be our best friend for our environment.
* Information obtained from Southland Sod farm publication: "Think green. Think grass. Think genuine Marathon Sod.
Winter time offers not only shorter sunny days but the prime time to do some "winterizing" of your landscaping lawn,shrubs and trees. During the winter here in our Southern Calif. climate zone, we normally get most of our seasonal rain. This supplemental water provides the needed ingredient to activate energy to the root system and provide needed nutrients for the flower and fruiting production for our shrubs and trees later on in the growing season ahead. Fertilize those fruit trees,lawn,and shrubs with a balanced fertilizer and to add more boost to your fertilizing program, be sure to fertilize with a fertilizer that has a higher ratio of potassium and phosphorus. ( The last two numbers listed on the fertilizer bag, the first number listed is nitrogen )These two ingredients add strength to the root system to help your lawn, shrubs and trees withstand the hot arid summers ahead and also provide the energy for your shrubs and trees to produce massive blooms and plenty of fruit. For more information on our fertilization programs and soil supplements that we have available, respond back on the contacts link or call me direct at 562-755-9914.