One of the traditional low cost methods that has been popular in the industry is advertising via flyers. However in good lawn care practice, neither method is efficient in water use or in gaining the best results for the lawn from our watering methods. Instead, many of us may need to rethink how and when we water our lawns and for how often, as the results can be remarkably different between the different methods of watering lawns. Then many times when the first heat wave begins in Spring, we can often see many lawns suddenly become damaged, and often quite severely, when this top level lawn soil heats up and dries out, and the shallow root system of the lawn then also dries out, which then causes sudden shock to the lawn, resulting in lawn damage and sometimes lawn death. My correctly watered turf is greener, never suffers heat stress, and uses a fraction of the water than most other lawns in my city. As an example of this method, with my own turf and my neighbors lawns. A beautiful level lawn gets most of it’s good looks from the fact that it is smooth where weeds are not prominent and standing above the turf.
This article looks at the profits that you can expect during your first few years in the lawn care business and sets out ten points that you must be aware of if you want to get you business started the right way and take it to the $100,000 level. In this article I look at the good and the bad sides of flyer marketing for a lawn care business. Yet again, few grass cutting business owners have given thought as to what they might do in the event of some sort of disaster that can effect their business. Many professional lawn care specialists would also recommend you use a good lawn feeder if you haven’t already prior to over seeding so that the new grass has plenty of nutrients to draw on. Timed release fertilizers have coatings on the granules which dictate how quickly they can release their nutrients. Most fertilizers on the market today are synthetic fertilizers.
Over time the lawn will grow its roots deeper and deeper into the soil to look for this water, until the roots of the turf are so deep that they are constantly below the evaporation level which is at the top of the lawn soil. The high pH level can cause an iron deficiency that won’t necessarily kill your plants. First, never let your grass grow so high that you are cutting off more than three inches of it at a time. So lets look at what you can do right now to disaster proof you grass cutting business. Now with a better lawn watering system, we can have a far more heat and drought tolerant lawn, while using far less water. While monitoring its health, repeating the same cycle from now on. While the biggest selling point of bowling is its simplicity, that does not mean you cannot get ahead of the rest of the pack and become something of a pro yourself.
While I water my lawn once a month in Summer. Just as a warning, do not attempt to make these changes in the heat of Summer if your lawn has a shallow root system, wait until either Fall or Spring to begin these changes. • Phosphate for strong root development and growth. • Nitrogen for faster growth and lush green colour. We have all seen those lush green lawns and wondered how they managed to get them looking like that. Like most things prevention is better than the cure so be sure to keep your lawn well fed and always reseed bare patches to keep the lawn thick and not to let moss and weeds gets a foot in the door. One last idea to protect against weeds and to avoid using potentially harmful herbicides, you can practice overseeding. There are several steps to take before using lawn lime. Give the lime about two weeks to improve the soil before applying fertilizer.
This short watering never gives a deep soil wetting, but instead keeps only the top level of the lawn soil moist. A natural stone cobble edging (set in sand and cement and approx 25-mm below ground level) not only provides a practical mowing strip but clearly defines the lawn profile. Personally I’m against the use of lawn feeders(read as fertiliser) and weed/moss killers; this is purely because it means you’re working against your natural surroundings – Mother Nature will always win. • If moss is a problem then come Autumn consider raising the cutting height – this will shade the moss out and it should die back over the Winter. Slowly, over time, we have safely lowered the lawn height and safely trained the lawn to grow all new crowns lower and closer to the soil level where they belong. These affect your soil pH level. And, my most embarrassing moment came in my first tournament at the highest level.