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Lawn Care Revitalizer
Our 3 step Lawn Revitalizer Program – Cost for 2500 sq. ft. is $168 – Each extra 500 sq. ft. is $34
Step # 1 Over Seeding
It is important to over seed our lawns on a regular basis. Our lawns are not revitalized as nature intended, grass plants were meant to reseed themselves annually, however before they are allowed get to the stage where they would produce a wonderful seed head that would do just that, we go and cut the grass on a weekly basis.
Even though the grass will keep growing it gets weaker and weaker each year until the weeds get a better foothold. We therefore have to do the over seeding ourselves.
We use a special certified seed blend that is endophyte enhanced. We purchase our quality certified seed from Speare Seeds, located in Harriston, Ontario.
They are Canada’s leader in the development, production and distribution of lawn seed. Their products allow us to do the lawn repair with confidence.
Lawn seeded with Fescue Lawn seedLawn seeded with Fescue Lawn seed
The above lawn was seeded with a blend of Fescue lawn seed, and has not been watered in 5 years.
We spend a little extra, but we purchase a great quality product from them in order to get great results on your lawn, and also we have the benefits of the Government certified endophyte enhanced grass seed.
We will spread approx 4-5 pounds of seed per 1000 square feet. We take our time in order to evenly distribute the certified seeds over your lawn. On the average 2500 sq ft lawn we will use approx 18 pounds of seed.
If you are results oriented then you will appreciate how we are going about things, we are not skimping on seed because we offered to do it for cheap, good grass seed costs money, but instead we care about the results of the lawn revitalizer and want you have a healthy thick lawn ready to combat bugs, disease and drought.
Step # 2 Aerating
Next, we will aerate your lawn in a very thorough, safe and professional fashion. Core Aeration is important in that your grass will grow better from the water, oxygen, and natural nutrients being allowed to get to the grass plant roots. As well, our fertilizer will be able to reach the grass roots and help enhance root development. The aeration will improve the results of the overseeding by bringing soil and nutrients to the surface to help cover the seed and in turn help the seed germinate. The heavy aerator will also help to plant the seeds a little into the soil which is also good for germination.
Step # 3 Starter Fertilizer
The right type of fertilizer is very important to add to your new seed at this this being a fertilizer that will help in the development of root shoots and adding nutrients to the soil for seed germination.
Our fertilizer will be released into your soil slowly, it takes approx 5 weeks for the fertilizer to completely break done.
We will discuss watering the seed and fertilizer to insure that when it comes to lawn restoration we deliver the lawn you can be proud of. Correct watering is so important! More less often is the Key!
3 Optimum Seasonal Fertilizing for $88.
For our seasonal lawn care we will visit your property to fertilize your lawn on 3 occasions, early spring, late spring and in the early fall. Each time we visit we will visually inspect your lawn for any pest problems and report back if we see any issues with our solutions.
There are a few organic measures that can taken. But are not 100% guaranteed.
We do not provide a guaranteed weed control service at this time. The only product that is available is not an effective solution for all weed problems and yet the weed control treatment is still very expensive to apply. Weed B Gon / or Fiesta is not 100% effective, and takes twice as long to apply as Killex used to take to kill the weeds, and it is twice as expensive! We have written an article Weed B Gon and Fiesta, unfortunately, the only weed killers available to us all. We can all hope that someday a product will come on the market that will kill all the weeds on our lawn, but most probably we will simply be conditioned to lower our expectations.
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If you are having trouble keeping on top of the lawn weeds, I suggest getting rid of as much of your grass as you can. That is the plan that I use myself.
We have some solutions and can do the work for you. Patio stones, Armory stone, boarder stone, shrubs, perennials and Periwinkle (shown here in photo) that do not need to be sprayed for weeds!
Why fight it?
Our Lawn Fertilizer
The price for our lawn fertilizer is based on a lawn 2500 sq feet or less (or approx lot size of 45ft. x 110ft.) HST extra. Let our #1 quality Lawn fertilizer impress you and make your lawn healthy, we will completely cover your lawn with good quality lawn fertilizer and not cut any corners. You are paying us enough to do a good job, and that’s what we will do!
We will be using specially formulated fertilizer and lawn seed products from Canada’s biggest and best quality suppliers – Quality Seed the largest fertilizing company in Canada.
Our seasonally adjusted fertilizers are slow release formulations that will continue to feed your lawn for up to 4-5 weeks. You do not need fertilizer spread over the summer months. Your lawn should have been well supplied in the spring in order for your lawn to grow well. At this point the best thing you can do is to just water to your lawn well (lots not often) once or twice a week well!
We have studied the proper methods of care that should be used on a residential lawn I.P.M., and we will not compromise that which is considered good practice in order to sell you more. More fertilizer is not always better, in fact studies have shown that too much fertilizer is detrimental to having a healthy lawn and it is just more expensive! Our commitment to you is that we will always try our best for you, we are being well paid to do a good job and that is what you should expect.
Ryan aerator for lawn aeration and lawn care overseedingRyan aerator for lawn aeration and lawn care overseedingFor compacted soil a good job of aerating will do wonders for your lawn. It will help remove thatch, and loosens the soil to allow the grass roots to expand and grow. Core Aeration also offers a great solution for giving lawn seed a better chance of germination without going to the cost and time of spreading top dressing soil down with your overseeding.
Yes, spreading the top dressing soil would be better, but getting a a good quality bag of mixed seed down every fall will do wonders for your lawn rather than wishing you had the time to add soil and in turn putting the whole thing off because the perfect job could not be done.
If you religiously spread a bag of lawn seed every fall with a proper aeration and apply 3 applications of quality lawn fertilizers a year and water properly (the biggest key), you will have a great lawn. You do not have to over do anything. Keep it simple but consistent. Keep your foot on the gas peddle, don’t stop doing all the rights things like your annual aeration just because everything looks good.
Beware, you get what you pay for when you get a free aeration. A good job should have plugs removed every 2″- 3″, no less. A fast inexpensive aeration job will have gaps between each pass of 8″ to as much as a foot or more. They will get the job done in half the time because they have only done half a job, but it will look like it was done well. Spending a full day aerating lawns properly is not very easy to do.
Lawn Dethatcher for lawn careLawn Dethatcher for lawn careIt is never a bad day to wake up your lawn with a good power raking. Hours of back breaking work with a rake can be done so efficiently with this great little machine! And we take the waste with us! A very unique machine it is! A small lawn of 500 square feet will give you as much as 4 – 5 yard waste bags of dead yellow grass. It is quite amazing to see that the lawn still looks green and you still managed to remove all that dead grass. Just add seed! All that dead grass will leave exposed dirt for easier germination of your quality seed.
Again you could apply a top dressing of soil but the KISS formula always works well enough.
Just getting a good lawn seed down is not too expensive, does not take up too much time and improves your lawn. Do this religiously for long term great lawn results.
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Lawn Weed Control
There are some people who have virtually no grass left on their lawn only weeds, and unfortunately we cannot help these people with a few sprays of weed control. Major work will need to be performed. The homeowners themselves need to make a commitment to do all the things required with having a nice lawn, which is no simple task.
Killing lawn weeds is a problem for everyone who owns a house in Mississauga, and especially for those who may not have given proper care to their lawn in the past. Unfortunately, I do not have any magic potion, or any illegal weed killer to do the job for you. (Killex or any product containing the chemical 2-4-D is not legally allowed to be used in Mississauga).
Not until a product comes on the market that can prove to me that our efforts will be at least 85% successful will I be able to give any kind of warranty or guarantee. I am very sorry.
In the old days there were also herbicide and pesticide products that would successfully get rid of crab grass and nasty grubs. These are illegal too, and no, I do not have any of this stuff either. Best way is to overseed yearly, water well, cut grass high, and have a lush thick lawn.
There are organic solutions but nothing works as well as good old fashioned cancer causing, toxic carcinogens.
Don’t you hate the fact that we live in a country that cares about everyone’s health.
The organic lawn care solutions that are available may not work well but since there is little else, most lawn care companies and homeowners try them. Nematodes for grubs (must add lots of water), Corn Gluten Meal for crabgrass, Weed B Gon/Fiesta for weeds (no rain please). It takes longer for all these products to work, they are more expensive, take longer to apply and require frequent applications. No simple cheap pill.
Efforts Required For a Great Lawn
However you must realize that most people who are using these organic lawn care methods are also watering their lawn properly, cutting their lawn regularly to at least 2.5 – 3 inches, using a gas powered mulching mower instead of bagging, they fertilize their lawn regularly, overseed every fall or spring, and as well they aerate and de-thatch their lawn regularly. Yes, this is what people with nice lawns really do, and over the years I have promoted and performed all these ideas to my clients with successful results.
If you are doing all these things your lawn probably looks great, you are the envy of the neighborhood, you make a great margarita, never burn your barbequed steaks and are an all around great human being. Ok, ok, maybe not, but at least you have a nice lawn!
It takes lots of time, patience, back breaking weed pulling and money to keep a lawn looking healthy. In the old days using Killex, a sprinkler system and lots of fertilizer was enough to do the job really well. Now it takes much more effort and a few prayers.
But praying that you will find a company that will only charge you a few hundred dollars to repair a badly neglected lawn and have your lawn looking great in a few of weeks may not come to fruition. You might be better off praying to win the Lottery and then you can just move into a Condominium.