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Seasonal lawn care programs

Andy's Lawn Care provides seasonal lawn care programs to our clients in the Cedar Rapids area. We treat lawns in the Spring and Fall to ensure that your grass stays beautiful all year long. In the Spring, we offer thatching and fertilizing programs. We then do aerating and fertilizing in the Fall. Your grass needs constant care and treatment in order to stay healthy and look green and lush year-round.

Schedule fertilizing and aerating services for your yard today.

What makes aeration important?

What makes aeration important?

Do you ever wonder how your neighbors get their lawns to look lush and green? The secret lies in lawn fertilization. ertilization plays an integral role in making your lawn look picture perfect season after season. Like most plants, lawns require key nutrients for proper growth to occur. Oftentimes, lawns aren’t able to get all the nutrients they need naturally. That is where fertilization steps in. Fertilization provides your lawn with the nutrients it is deprived of in order to better the overall health of the grass. A healthy lawn doesn’t just look even and green, it needs to have better water absorption, protect itself from pests, and less weeds surrounding it, competing in soaking up the lands natural nutrients. Lawn Fertilization is the process that will get you to having a green lawn you love.

Andy's Lawn Care can aerate and fertilize your yard to get it looking better than ever. Aeration alleviates soil compaction and helps the roots of your grass grow deeply to produce a more luscious lawn. Fertilizing your yard provides your grass with essential nutrients to help it grow thick and resist weeds and pests.

Call us out today to fertilize your yard.

Benefits of lawn fertilization

The key to achieving a beautiful lawn lies in properly educating yourself. Your lawn needs the correct nutrients in order to survive (and thrive). You need to know what your lawn needs and how often. This will vary depending upon the area in which you live and the grass you have. Additionally, diseases, insects, environmental and weather conditions, and inconsistent moisture levels in the soil can all jeopardize the overall health of your lawn. One of the best ways to combat these potential problems is to provide your lawn with the right nutrients. Thanks to lawn fertilization, providing those nutrients for lawn growth is made possible. Benefits of lawn fertilization include:

  • Faster recovery: If your lawn is experiencing discoloration or dry patches, it has likely been affected by a lack of water, high temperatures, insect damage, lawn disease, and/or harmful weeds. A proper lawn fertilizing schedule will contribute to a rapid recovery.
  • Faster growth: Grass needs to grow quickly in order to reach a high lawn quality.
  • Resistance to weather/environmental conditions: An adequately fertilized lawn provides resistance to stress conditions, like extreme weather and heavy foot traffic. The more nutrients your lawn has, the better equipped it is to survive through these conditions.
  • Vibrant color: Lawn fertilization is a primary contributor to providing that richly vibrant and green lawn you love. The combination of adequate moisture levels and nitrogen (the ingredient highly associated with deeper hues) gives your lawn a healthy sheen.
  • High density: Thick grass makes your lawn look better, but it doesn’t stop there. It also aids in weed control by taking up all available space, so weeds have no room to take root.
  • Lower temperature: Healthy grass can eliminate up to 50% of heat in the surrounding area because of a process called transpiration.

Whether it’s a one time treatment or ongoing lawn care and maintenance, local professionals are here at your convenience to provide you with the service(s) you need. Contact us for a free evaluation of your lawn to learn more about our services.

Why should you aerate your lawn?

It is important for you to aerate your lawn in order to alleviate soil compaction, which prevents proper air, water, and nutrient circulation in the soil. Soil compaction occurs when there are too many solid particles within a space. Soil that is compacted regularly should be aerated on a regular basis because compacted soil can squish the roots, inhibiting their ability to function. Too much lawn thatch or debris under the lawn can also prevent the roots from absorbing the necessary nutrients.

How to tell if your lawn needs to be aerated

Your grass can benefit from lawn aeration if:

  • Your lawn is frequently driven on. The weight of a vehicle, even movers, can compact soil.
  • Has high foot traffic. Children and pets running around the yard contribute to soil compaction.
  • Was established as part of a newly constructed home. Often, the topsoil of newly constructed lawns is stripped or buried, and the grass established on subsoil has been compacted by construction traffic.
  • Your lawn it taking too long to drain and you experience water puddling on lawn after rain.
  • Grass shows heavy wear, is thinning, starting to patch, or bare.

If your lawn has never been aerated before, it needs to be done. However, to make sure it needs to be done perform this simple lawn aeration test that can be done using a screwdriver or pencil. Place either object into the soil. If it's too difficult, the soil is compacted and needs to be aerated. If your lawn is a good candidate for lawn aeration, it’s important to make it a part of your lawn care process. Aeration is a crucial practice towards allowing it to breathe again and achieve a lush and beautiful lawn.

Contact the experts at Andy's Lawn Care

Are you ready to have a lawn your neighbors are green with envy over? Call our lawn care experts today for a free estimate. We understand that each customer and their lawn has different needs and therefore requires different care. Let Lawn Love put together a customizable and comprehensive solution for your landscape! Maintaining a beautiful and healthy lawn doesn’t have to be difficult when you allow Andy's Lawn Care to do the work.