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Fertilizer Programs:
Bruce Yetman of “Lawn Tech” (781.255.9940) provides all fertilizer services to Muir Bros. Customers.  Bruce provides both organic programs as well as programs containing pesticides.

Aeration:
Aeration is essential to maintaining a healthy turf.  Best performed late summer/early fall, aeration mechanically removes 3” plugs from turf, allowing air, water and fertilizer to penetrate directly to roots of grass and promote root development.  A good root system is essential to the survival of your lawn in times of drought. 

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Seeding and Overseeding:
Seed application is best paired with Aerating.  The loosened turf from the aerating allows grass seed a better environment to germinate.  Muir Bros recommends 2 methods of reviving an existing lawn – Seeding and Overseeding:

  • Seeding  is done to install grass where there is none, or to replace an area of the lawn that is beyond repair.  Seeding is best done in the fall, when cooler temps prevent seed from drying out, and there’s still sufficient sun and rain for them to germinate before the winter sets in.  Fall is also ideal for seeding because crabgrass and other weeds die out this time of year.

  • Overseeding is performed to revive and maintain an existing lawn.  Fall is best for overseeding, but spring will work as well.  Every 5-6 years, grass plants slow down their production rate – resulting in the gradual thinning out of grass.  Thin grass invites weeds.  Overseeding compensates for this natural slow down and ensures your grass remains thick and dense.  Your grass should be thick and dense, like new sod.  If you separate the grass blades in your own lawn, and soil is very easily visible, it’s time to overseed!

Thatching:
Best performed during spring cleanup to prepare lawn for summer.  The act of thatching mechanically slices turf to remove old or decayed grass (which is called “thatch”).  Thatch buildup does not allow fertilizer to penetrate to roots of the grass; removal of the thatch promotes healthy lawn growth.

 

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