Wake Landscapes Blog
Get the latest tips and information for lawn care and landscape maintenance in North Carolina.
It's autumn and the leaves are falling hard and fast, creating a layer of beautiful reds, yellows, and oranges. You have the perfect setting for fall family pictures and creating piles of leaves for jumping into. You also have the perfect recipe for a lawn disaster if you do not remove those leaves via raking or blowing them from your grass.
The collection of leaves can be the quickest death sentence for your yard. Failing to perform leaf removal allows a thick layer of leaves to build up on your turf, that will kill it in one to two years. More specifically, there are three distinct reasons that your leaves need to be removed, whether it is by raking or blowing.
Aerating and overseeding your yard annually will do wonders for its health and fullness. However, if you do not properly care for your lawn after treating it, all the hard work and time spent on seeding and aerating will have been a waste and your lawn will not reach its full potential.
Caring for your new grass seeds means keeping them 100% hydrated, 100% of the time! If the soil dries out, the seeds can then dry out and cause them to die. Keeping the seeds damp with a consistent water schedule is important for germination and healthy growth.
Your lawn needs to reach a height of at least 2" before you can slow down on watering. This means watering your newly seeded areas for a minimum of 15-20 minutes per spot about 2-3 times per day. Most seed will germinate within one to three weeks.
Dampness creates the perfect atmosphere for grass seed germination. However, the temperature of the soil and air are a major...
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