Combining AllGreen’s Massachusetts Lawn Care services with our helpful tips and information below will ensure a healthy and lush lawn every year. If you have any questions on how we can help improve your lawn for you feel free to contact us anytime.
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AllGreen applies broadleaf weed controls only where weeds are present as opposed to blanket spraying the entire lawn with pesticides regardless of weed populations.
This practice not only reduces pesticide use in our environment, but also causes less stress to the grass plant root systems. While there is no preventative treatment for broadleaf weeds, we do treat all weeds present at each visit to your property. And since they can’t be prevented, we can re-treat for weeds between regular visits if needed.
AllGreen offers full lawn aeration and slice seeding programs to help you get maximum growth & coverage throughout your lawn. The holes created by aeration allow fertilizers, water and air to get down deeper into the root zones while relieving soil compaction.
Aeration packages start as low as $95 (priced based on square footage) Regular price is $125
AllGreen uses only the highest quality granular fertilizers applied at the correct rates and timing to promote a thicker, greener, more weed resistant lawn.
Our balanced fertilizers are formulated into slow-releasing mixtures to provide longer lasting lawn color throughout the season.
Controlling crabgrass is best achieved by maintaining a thick lawn mowed at a 2 ½” to 3” height and applying a pre-emergent crabgrass control material before crabgrass germination begins in late spring. Our spring fertilization treatment includes this pre-emergent crabgrass control. We can also adjust our program to apply 2 pre-emergent treatments to lawns that have more serious crabgrass problems.
Insect & Grub Control
We highly recommend our preventative grub control treatment. Applied once a year at the correct time, this treatment provides year round protection against damaging grub populations which are very common in our area.
We also inspect your lawn at each visit for any other turf damaging insect problems and apply corrective treatments as needed.
Our soils in this area are naturally acidic on the pH scale of acidic to alkaline. This acidic condition can be reduced by applying limestone on a regular basis. The benefit of this is that more of the natural nutrients in the soil, which turf grasses need, become more available for their use.
Yearly limestone treatments result in a soil condition that will enable a lawn to reach its fullest potential and best appearance with proper fertilization, mowing and watering.
AllGreen Tip #1: Watering
Watering is critical to maintaining a healthy lawn.
In general it is best to learn your lawns watering needs by monitoring for signs of heat and moisture stress. A lawn will typically turn a darker purple like shade of color when heat or moisture stress is beginning. This will lead to a dormancy brown color if it does not get water quickly. By observing this process you can develop a watering schedule that fits your lawn. More frequent watering may be needed during extreme hot weather periods or heat waves.
AllGreen Tip #2: Mowing
Proper mowing practices are essential in maintaining lawn care Massachusetts.
Most quality grass types in our area should be mowed at a 2 ½” to 3” height. Higher mowing heights encourage deeper rooting and therefore stronger grass plants. A lawn should also be mowed frequently enough so that no more than 1/3 of the leaf blade is being removed at one time. Cutting more than 1/3 of the leaf blade off can shock the plants into a stressed condition.
AllGreen Tip #3: Aeration
Aeration works by removing thousand of small cores of soil 1” to 3” in length from your lawn. These cores slowly break down back into the lawn over a few weeks time. The holes created by aeration allow fertilizers, water and air to get down deeper into the root zones while relieving soil compaction. This results in stronger, healthier root systems necessary to achieve the best quality lawn possible.
AllGreen Lawn Care Massachusetts Tip# 4: Seeding
The months of September and October are the best time of the year to do any lawn seeding that is needed. The cooler weather is ideal for young seedlings to start growing while summer annual weeds begin to decline. Fall seed establishment also allows the grass to get mature enough by springtime so that the crabgrass control application can be safely applied.
Kentucky bluegrass varieties are best suited for sunny lawns, with some perennial ryegrass and red fescue’s acceptable in the mix. For shady areas, a higher percentage of red fescue’s should be in the mix with shade tolerant Kentucky bluegrasses and perennial ryegrass. In purchasing grass seed, you usually get what you pay for in quality.