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Turf Care

Turf Care

Is your lawn needing some TLC? Have an issue needing some attention? We're a full-service grounds management team, so if it has to do with the health of your lawn and garden, Ironwood has it covered. Our tailored services include:

  • Complimentary consultation, analysis and report
  • Lawn aeration and de-thatching
  • Top dressing & power seeding
  • Fertilizing programs
  • Organic compost and soil remedies
  • Cinch bug and grub control
  • Organic or standard weed control
  • Noxious weed removal
  • Mulching

Benefits of Turf Aeration, Top Dressing and Over Seeding

Turf aeration, combined with top dressing and over seeding is a smart, simple and affordable way to naturally ensure a healthy, long-term, sustainable lawn. This integrated combination promotes healthier grass growth more tolerant to drought by:

  • Improving water-flow, oxygen and nutrients through the soil to the root system
  • Encouraging grass to root more deeply
  • Conserving water since grass will be better able to absorb it
  • Controlling the growth of thatch, weeds and disease by increasing the activity of micro-organisms in the soil
  • Maximizing the performance of fertilizers
  • Adding nutrients back into the soil system

A regular aeration schedule can help you eliminate and prevent some of the most common turf problems. Aeration removes small portions of soil and puts them back onto the surface so they can work their way back into the grass. This process creates small holes that help break up the compacted soil so that water, air and nutrients can penetrate the grass roots. However, the real secrets are to over seed and add a compost-rich top dressing to an aeration routine. This combo is the best way to set the stage for a long-term healthy lawn.

Fertilization

Feeding your lawn is essential in getting a sustainable, healthy lawn. Lush, green turf free of bugs and disease is not a simple task. It takes the right knowledge, product and professional monitoring technician.

Fertilizing Essentials

  • In the Muskoka region your lawn ideally needs 4Lbs of Nitrogen per 1000 sq feet
  • Spring feeding should be done when the soil temperatures reach about 13 degrees Celsius
  • After the first feeding applications should be approx 6 weeks apart - depending on soil temperatures and the moisture level
  • Granular fertilizer should be applied with a rotary spreader and over lapped in perpendicular lines to avoid striping or burn
  • If you are applying fertilizer near lakes or rivers you want to make sure you use a fertilizer with at least a 50% retention factor

Call us for a free consultation. We’ll be happy to come out, assess your lawn and make recommendations on what would work best for you. We’ll give you a quote right away and a date we can get to do the work.

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