Difference between perennials & Annuals

Things to Know

DETHATCHING increases root growth and allows the roots to get the air, water, and fertilizer they need. Thatch is the layer between the green grass blades and the surface of the soil. A little thatch, about ½ inch, can benefit the lawn but thick thatch layers can stop air, water, and fertilizer from getting to the soil.

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AERATING is important because it pierces small holes in the soil allowing water, air, and nutrients to enter the roots of the grass. This allows the roots to grow deeper and create a stronger lawn. Aeration lessens the compaction in the soil.

MOWING your lawn regularly allows equal distribution of air, water, sun, and fertilizer to reach each blade of grass. People figure that the shorter they cut their grass, the longer it will be before they need to do it again. However, your grass will be a lot less healthy, and the actual mowing will be a lot more work. Your lawn will benefit the most by weekly mowing.

PERENNIALS live for more than two years

LAWN WEED CONTROL is recommended up to two times a year to help control broadleaf weeds, such as dandelions and clover, which can potentially take over a lawn.

why is fertilizer important?

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wHAT IS DETHATCHING & WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

wHAT IS AERATING & WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

Nitrogen producing leaf growth and greener, lusher leaves.
Phosphorus increases fruit development and to produce a strong root system.
Potassium strengthens plants and helps with flower color and size.

why is weed control important?

FERTILIZER is the most basic and important factor in lawn management and contributes to lawn color, density, uniformity, and growth. Fertilizing regularly can also help control weeds. Fertilizer contains nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (potash).

Why is mowing important?

ANNUALS bloom in spring or early summer and mature by fall of the same year