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SPOTLIGHT: Andrew’s Lawn Ranger

Turf Care

Our Seven-step program keeps lawns beautiful and weed free. If you are considering Core Aeration and Over-seeding, this step will help prepare your lawn prior to having this done. When was the last time you had your soil tested? Testing is a very important step in determining the program needed to get your lawn into proper shape. It allows us to know what micronutrients your turf needs, and if the pH levels are where they should be.  Adjustments to pH are crucial for the proper uptake of the elements your lawn needs to be at its best.  This is a key program if you are renovating your lawn this year. (See Core Aeration and Over-seeding)

Core Aeration and Over-seeding

Core aeration is a mechanical process that pulls plugs from your lawn in order to relieve soil compaction, and increase turf root growth.  Spot thatching and hand raking will be done where needed.  This is also a key step in the seeding process, and helps prepare the soil to aid in seed germination.  Our aeration machines are run on a double pass, with the second pass on a cross pattern, to ensure maximum coverage. Aeration allows the lawn to breath, and allows better water and nutrient penetration into the root zone. Relieving soil compaction allows for quicker root spread, which also thickens the turf, and provides drought protection.

Tree Care

Foliar Applications that include insect and disease control help your plantings during seasonal periods of stress, like heat, drought, or cold. We are currently treating for insects such as aphids, mites, and caterpillars. Deep root feedings in the spring and fall with a slow release fertilizer add needed nutritional requirements to your landscape plantings. 

Spotted Lanternfly Suppression

The adult SLFs are still feeding, and getting ready to lay their egg masses.  Monthly treatments should be continued on host trees.  Our foliar applications target each life cycle of the SLF.  Treating now will help kill the adults, and prevent them from laying the eggs for next year’s attacking horde.         

Contact our office to set up a consultation at 215-968-8535 or Andrewslawnranger@aol.com.

PHOTO CAP: Now is the time for lime and weed control application!

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