Special Additional Lawn Services

At times even the best maintained lawns need something extra. Some types of insects or diseases may require special applications. If you have problems with unusual weed grasses, we have the solutions.Healthy Lawn

Special Lawn Care Issues Require the ProLawn Touch!

Annual aeration and overseeding or possibly slit seeding and top dressing with organic matter may be just the ticket to thicken your lawn, improve on your basic core program, and provide you’re the lawn you desire.

  • Aeration involves perforating the soil with small holes to allow air, water and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots. This helps the roots grow deeply and produce a stronger, more vigorous lawn. The main reason for aerating is to alleviate soil compaction. Compacted soils have too many solid particles in a certain volume or space, which prevents proper circulation of air, water and nutrients within the soil. Excess lawn thatch or heavy organic debris buried under the grass surface can also starve the roots from these essential elements.aeration
  • Broadcast Seeding is just what it sounds like: seeds are spread over your lawn using a cyclone spreader. Broadcast seeding is usually accompanied by straw blowing and can be an effective seeding technique for large areas. It is often used to seed for erosion control and offers an alternative to hydroseeding.
  • Top Dressing is a sand or prepared soil mix applied to the surface of the lawn. The term topdressing also is used for the process of applying the material. Topdressing materials are evenly applied in a thin layer, typically ¼ inch (6.35 mm) or less, for a variety of purposes. Topdressing can be used to smooth the surface of the lawn. It can reduce thatch buildup by encouraging decomposition. It can be used following seeding, overseeding or sprigging to protect the developing plants from desiccation during the establishment process.

Dethatching and removing leaves and debris from your lawn all year helps maintain a healthy lawn. ProLawn will dethatch your lawn allowing nutrients and pesticides to get to the roots quickly. Different grass types should be dethatched at different times of year. We are experts in this area.  Call us today for details.

Flea and tick control including Perimeter insect/pest control services can make your home and lawn a healthier place. Plenty of insects tick control Northern VAand pests are not just scary or annoying but can actually be detrimental to your family’s health, as well as your pets. These insects and pests could cause an allergic reaction from a bite or sting. They may even carry disease that could sicken you.

Lawn fungal diseases can take on a variety of forms from dead-looking brown patches to highly visible spots, threads, rings, or slimes. And once they strike your yard, grass fungal diseases can be difficult to treat. Fortunately, the ProLawn right lawn care practices can go a long way toward prevention and treatment; and in severe cases, a fungicide can help eradicate the spores to keep it from spreading.

Nimblewill is another invasive southern weed grass that is becoming a more common problem in our service area. The control of nimblewill uses a completely different product than wiregrass. Because of the experience and level of expertise of ProLawn’s technicians we nimblewill grass weedoffer programs to control nimblewill also.

Wiregrass is becoming a more frequent problem to deal with. Until recently the only effective control for wiregrass was several non-select herbicide applications. Due to advances in the turf industry there are now products available to selectively control wiregrass. ProLawn has several wiregrass remediation programs available depending on how widespread and dense the infestation is. Contact ProLawn for expert advice on identifying and eliminating wiregrass.