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    100% Green Guarantee

    At Lawnsafe we will ensure that your lawn is in a perfect condition – whatever the weather. All you need to do it make sure that you water and mow your lawn correctly.
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    Common Problems

    Your garden is an intricately balanced ecosystem. If an aspect falls out of balance, it may have a profound effect on the health and look of the rest of your garden. Your lawn is no different – and unfortunately disease can strike in the blink of an eye.
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Keep Grass Green

How To Keep Grass Green

If you want to keep grass green throughout the year, you will need to address the following:

  • Aeration
  • Proper drainage
  • Mowing at the right height
  • Mowing with sharp blades
  • Changing direction of mowing
  • Watering properly at right intervals
  • Mowing only one third of the grass blade length
  • Mowing regularly
  • Applying the correct amount of fertilizer in the right combination at specific times during the year.
  • Applying good quality top dressing.
  • Composting to ensure adequate nutrition.
  • Applying weed, insect, disease and pest control techniques and products.
  • Cutting back branches for more sunlight.
  • Preventing animals from urinating on the grass.

Just having a look at all the above factors that contribute to a lush green lawn, one can easily get discouraged. Fortunately we are here to help keep grass green throughout the year. We offer you our expertise, superior products, and guidance.

Proper drainage is often overlooked when people attempt to keep grass green. Knowing the strengths and weaknesses of each of the soils is important to ensure that you follow the correct maintenance regime. We can assess the drainage quality of the soil, pH balance and nutrient level. If you ignore the soil and drainage you simply waste your time.

The best soil for a cool season grass is a loam type. The water soaks down to root level and flows outward over the lawn to keep the grass green. Sandy soil has excellent drainage, but the water drains so fast that the roots don’t get a chance to absorb some of the water. Clay soils trap water and the roots can be damaged because of such.

There will be instances when you will need to construct drainage channels in the case of clay soil or retainer walls in the case of sandy soil. Contact us to help you keep grass green through our program that addresses all the necessary factors.

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