All-Season Weed Killer Service in Calgary
Snow doesn’t cover the yard all year, and even in seasons like fall and winter, many things can affect the health of your lawn. For instance, lawn diseases can manifest in warm and cold weather, with the telltale signs being shriveled grass, bald spots, or patches that look torn apart. We can deal with any of these symptoms as they can turn up in every season. Bald patches are especially bad. You should not be able to see the dirt through your grass. As an all-season weed killer service in Calgary, we are here to determine the root cause and deploy measures to stop the problem from spreading to other parts of the lawn.
And weeds can still show up no matter how well manicured your lawn is. Weeds will fight your grass over sunlight, water, soil, nutrients, and space. If you notice crop-ups of weeds in springtime, get your soil pH tested. A healthy neutral pH of around 6.5 on the pH scale is needed. The experts at Grass Gators know the tricks of getting your soil to the optimal level. So, if your soil has a high pH level, contact our customer support team concerning steps you can take to get your soil ready for the growing season.
Keep grass shorter to keep your yard extra healthy starting in the winter months. It can invite burrowing creatures to nest, make tunnels, and build their dens if left long. Cutting your grass shorter at the start of winter is a quick preventative measure to keep your lawn safe from rodents. You should also do a thorough cleaning of your yard. Leaving debris in your yard can cause dead grass come spring. Debris affects water and nutrient penetration. It often leaves soil below overly wet and more vulnerable to mould and fungus. When you add snow on top of that, and if your lawn has poor drainage, we can help with that too.
Another thing to avoid doing is walking on regular paths throughout your yard, like from your garage to your door. Grass can’t easily handle a lot of foot traffic, and soon you will have passages of dirt where little-to-know grass grows. These areas will be harder to turn back into come spring, so cordoned off areas where you don’t want people travelling overly much.
When spring hits, you first must clean up any winter debris. Then you trim the edges of your yard, and then mowing it can help by churning up the clippings and adding them as nutrients your lawn needs. You may even need to dethatch your lawn if it is too dense. This is the removal of the brown or yellow grass mixed in with the healthy grass. Having some thatch is normal, but having too much can trap moisture and kill the fresh green grass. At Grass Gator, we can help with the whole process.
Next, our all-season weed killer service in Calgary will often use our non-toxic lawn fertilizer that slow-releases nutrients into the soil over time instead of all at once. Once springtime has begun, it is a good idea to give your lawn some fertilizer. Your grass will love you for it. Remember not to go too overboard on the fertilizer. It will provide vital nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and iron for your soil and prepares you for growth in summer.
During the hot and arid months, it can be challenging for many people to keep a healthy green colour as the sun bleaches everything. What you need to do is water your lawn strategically. The average lawn needs one inch of water every five to six days. You should water it all at once and do it in the morning. This is so the moisture keeps your grass well hydrated against the sun. If you water in the middle of the day, you will lose a lot of moisture due to evaporation, and night watering can create too much moisture leading to fungus and mould. By watering in the morning, you are helping your lawn soak up the moisture they need.
You also should keep your summer grass height between 2-2 ½ inches. Mowing the lawn too short allows the sun to reach the soil, which will dry it out, scorch the earth, and lead to evaporation and compaction. This leads to more work in the end. You also need to watch out for insects. Some are beneficial and have a symbiotic nature with the growth of your lawn. However, you should watch out for fertilizers with pesticides and only buy ones with herbicides that are specific for your region. This way, only the pests you want out of your lawn are cast out.
Fall is the time to get rid of thatch and to remove leaves as they fall. Do not wait to pick up all your leaves at once. This allows your grass to breathe. When removing thatch, do not be too aggressive in your raking. You can tear out healthy grass by mistake.
Fall is also the best time to seed your yard. And if paired with deep core aeration, you will have a beautiful lawn for the spring season. Request quotes on fertilizers, aeration, seeding, and more from our compassionate customer service team. We’ll have you rolling in the grass before you know it.