Green Bee FAQ
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Aeration is necessary when the soil in your yard is overly compacted, blocking the normal transfer of water and nutrients to the roots of grass, shrubs, or trees. If your yard has patches of bare soil, or areas where vegetation struggles to grow, this is a sign that it’s time for an aeration treatment. How often you should aerate your yard depends on the soil conditions. Lawns with heavy, clay soil should consider aerating yearly, while lawns with sandier soils may only require aeration every other year.
Healthy grass requires light, air, water, and nutrients. Trees, tree roots, shrubs, and buildings that shade your yard can prevent your lawn from getting the necessary nutrients. Allow more light to reach your grass by trimming trees and shrubs. Increase mowing height to allow your grass to capture more sun, and to promote a stronger grass root system. Limit the amount of foot traffic in the problem area. Monitor the condition of your lawn closely, and adjust irrigation and fertilizer schedules as needed to help any trouble spots.
It’s best to water your lawn three times per week, in the morning time before it gets hot. Start by watering each zone for approximately 30 minutes, and adjust as needed depending on the soil condition of your lawn. The goal is to have the water soak into the soil and be absorbed, rather than evaporating in hot or windy conditions.
The products we apply are safe and effective. Our organic-based fertilizer prevents turf burn in the summer and contains no unnecessary chemicals, making it safe for people and pets. Our technicians find the weeds in your lawn and spray them with a selective herbicide that is safe for your grass but kills weeds within 7 to 10 days.
Trees and shrubs need nutrients, so by adding fertilizer to your landscape you can see a difference in flowering, size of leave and color. If you want a beautiful display of tree and shrubs, having Green Bee Lawn Care take care of that helps to make bigger, stronger, and prettier tree and shrubs.
Insect killer should be applied preventatively beginning in late spring and continue until mid-fall. Additionally, any time damaging insects are observed insecticides should be applied.
Fertilizers come in two varieties quick release and slow release quick release fertilizer release all the nutrients once applied. The lawn tends to run through this food source in a couple of weeks making it great for a quick green up but suboptimal for consistent health of the lawn. Slow release fertilizers continue to feed the lawn for a longer period of time as the nutrients are slowly released. This will feed the lawn for up to six weeks and provides a much healthier food source for the lawn.
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The holes from aeration provide a proper environment for seeds to germinate. You want all your grass seeds to germinate and seeding right after aeration can greatly improve your chances. This includes 24-48 hours.
The lawn is a living thing, so it needs to be fed on a regular basis. As such, lawns need fertilizer consistently throughout their growing season from late February until December before dormancy. During this time, a feeding schedule of every 6 weeks or so is optimal to promote a healthy lawn.