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Step 4: Seeding:
August 25th – October 15th

SeedingSeeding of bare and thin areas is performed at this time. The slowed growth of grass and weeds allows the new grass to take hold. This is also an effective time as the cool temperatures of the fall provides an excellent growth environment for the turf.

Step 5: Liming: The application of lime alters the PH of the soil.

Evergreen WallPH level is measured on a scale of 0 – 14. A PH level between 6 and 7 is good for the turf because the grass plant is able to make full use of the fertilizers we apply. Rainfall and pine needles lower the PH level of the soil. Lime will raise the PH level. We perform a soil test for all of our properties. The results tell us if the property needs a lime application.

Step 6: Aeration:
Heavy foot traffic, heavy equipment and poor soil composition can compact the soil.

Core AerationCompaction alters the soil structure to the detriment of plant growth. It also causes the soil to hold important nutrients and inhibits the effectiveness of other applications. Aeration with a core machine punches holes and removes a core to relieve the compaction.


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These last few years with the varying snow levels proved one thing to us. You all are setting the standard for snow plowing at all of our properties. It’s done right, it’s done timely, and at the best cost of all our contractors! Sometimes we have snow plowers that start plowing early, over treat, and in general run up the expenses – upon comparative analysis we always see Blade Runners as the most cost effective quality snow plow company. When you send the snow and weather alerts I actually use your guidelines to manage our other contractors.

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