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There is nothing more important for your lawn than proper mowing. The more you mow the better it will grow. Not only does proper mowing make the lawn look good and increase curb appeal, but it is also the single best thing you can do for a healthy lawn. In our area the predominate turf type is tall fescue. This turf type is called tall fescue because it likes to be mowed tall. We recommend mowing your lawn at 4-4.5 inches, especially during the summer. This height will assist with moisture retention which will help your turf survive our hot summers. At TriStar Turf Services we use professional equipment to give you that perfect cut every week. Our lawn maintenance also includes trimming, edging driveways and sidewalks, and blowing off all the clippings to leave your lawn looking great.
The best weed control is a healthy stand of thick, dense turf. To assist in that goal, we provide a split application of pre-emergent herbicide starting in early spring. The purpose of these applications is to prevent weeds from germinating. Aside from this an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to weed control is applied. This approach treats only the broadleaf weeds that are present. These weeds are treated with a spot spray where only the weed location is sprayed with herbicide. This reduces the amount of herbicide used which assists with herbicide resistance.
Like us, our lawns need proper nutrition to be healthy. Fertilization is how we feed the lawn. Cool season turf grows most in the Spring and Fall. These are the times when they need to be fed the most. Our fertilization program uses a high-quality granular fertilizer during these periods. In summer, the turf slows down and extra fertilization can lead to disease. During this time, we use low nitrogen, high potassium fertilizer and bio-stimulants to spoon feed the turf. This prevents unwanted top growth and assists with helping the turf deal with the stress of summer heat. At overseeding a high phosphorus fertilizer is utilized to assist the new seed with root growth. This gets the new grass off to a good start.