What does a lawn analysis involve?
A lawn analysis is important for understanding your lawns health and the route it is currently on. Generally a lawn analysis would be wise when the normal care regimen does not seem to work to get your desired lawn. For example those pesky yellow spots that just keep popping up no matter how much attention you invest into the lawn!
A lawn analysis by our experienced professionals with detailed knowledge of all areas involving grasses, weeds, insects, diseases and conditions will help to understand what needs to be done in order for uniformity in your lawn.
So what is included?
- Grass Types– Most lawns include various kinds of grass, a blend. An analysis will tell you what kind of grass is involved in your lawn and that grasses needs.
- Turf Density– A thick healthy turf results in a harder endeavor for weeds to take control. An assessment will let you know how thick the turf is and what may need to be done to help.
- Grass Color-The color of your grass is a great indicator of its health. However most don’t know that different grasses show signs with different shads of color. Our experts can evaluate and advise the needs based on these grasses and their color shading.
- Thatch– Thatch refers to a layer of living and dead plant matter that is directly above the soil. If the thatch is too thick, this will affect your lawns responsiveness to fertilizers and watering and may result in disease and insect problems.
- Diseases– Our experts will be able to sort out any possible symptoms that are involved in your lawn and indicate some kind of disease that may be causing a problem.
- Soil Type– There are various types of soils, and these types will change the needs of the lawn. Acidic, alkaline, clay heavy, loamy are some of the more common kinds of soil types. Our experts will be able to assign the necessary lawn care regimen that will work in conjunction with your soil type. We can also provide aeration if necessary for soil that has become compacted.
- Pests– Weeds, damaging insects, and invading grasses can all provide new challenges for your lawns growth, looks and health. Our professionals will be able to identify and assist in the removal of these invasive problems.
- Watering– As obvious as it may sound, some lawns will need more water than others depending on the grasses that are relevant. Our analysis will let you know this necessary information.
- Mowing– Obvious again, but not all grass is healthiest at the same heights. There are specific height requirements that result in the healthiest grass, all specific to the type of grass and how often it will need to be cut. Cutting too often may result in your lawns demise.
- Shade– Shade is an important variable in your lawns ability to grow and take in the sunny nutrients it needs. How much shade, the location of the shady spots, and the type of grass involved will all play a part in your lawns tolerance. Our professionals can inform you of the troubling locations, and suggest some actions to fix these problems.
How does this help me understand and take care of my lawn?
Through our help in understanding your lawns multifaceted needs, you will be able to better take care of it on a day to day basis and understand when this may need to be tweaked and changed based on the symptoms that arise in the process.
The lawn analysis is really a necessity for those who are new to lawn care, or just acquired a home or property that involves a new lawn and potentially new forms of grasses and already relevant conditions.