Lawn Core Aeration and Irrigation Winterization

Lawn Core Aeration for September…

We are currently scheduling lawn core aeration for the the month of September. This is one of the better months to try to tune up your lawn. Due to shorter days coming and cooler nights, the lawns should come back from dormancy. Aeration is done at this time to help your lawn stimulate growth and with added slice seeding to fill bare spots and thicken lawn.

Fall is a great time for planting. The Spring and Summer colors have come and gone, so lets add some new plantings that bloom in the Fall. We like to call it rolling color throughout the season.

Fall is good time for final pruning. Call us to schedule a maintenance crew to come by, shape up the shrubs and up limb any ornamental trees. At the same time the crews could be weeding the flower and landscape beds too.

Irrigation turn off and winterization…

Now that the temperatures are reasonable, it is time to think about scheduling an appointment for your irrigation turn off and winterization. Keep in mind the system should run into the Fall, as the Cape Cod environment is still very dry with drought conditions.

It is very important your irrigation system is winterized properly. All water needs to be removed and back flows drained of water. Any water left in the system will freeze, creating ice, which will expand and crack whatever irrigation parts still have water in lines or heads. If this occurs, all parts will need to be replaced at additional costs in the Spring.