Fertilizer in June/July will keep the turf vigorous as it is heading into the heat of summer. Weed Controls are applied as needed to control stubborn weeds or those which are prolific seed producers.
Lawns are cut once per week at a different angle on a four week rotation. We recommend a cutting height of at least 2 1/2 inches so the grass leaves can gather sunlight and also shade the roots and soil for moisture retention. Edges are trimmed with a string trimmer on a weekly basis. We either grasscycle or bag clippings and deposit them on a composting site for future use as nutrient and fibre rich soil.
When weeds take over non-turf areas like parking pads and back alley fence lines, our Roundup vegetation control program provides a great solution. While not sterilizing the soil, Roundup will take care of any vegetation growing in undesired areas. Depending on the situation, one to three applications per season will keep the weed inspector from writing up a citation. We provide vegetation control services for residential, commercial and industrial properties.
This cosmetic service significantly improves the look of turf concrete edges by cutting away soil and turf roots which have overgrown these edges. For walking safety reasons, we leave only a very small edge trough along the concrete. This service can be provided any time during the growing season but many customers enjoy having the benefits of 'the look' as early in the season as possible.
This procedure mechanically removes plugs of thatch and earth from the turf. Our clay based soils are particularly prone to compaction. When the soil under a lawn gets hard, it cannot absorb the nutrients it needs to survive. An aeration will also help a lawn be more drought resistant during the hot and dry months of summer. Aeration is the best way to optimize the use of water and fertilizer to keep your lawn looking like a soft green carpet. Aeration can be done any time during the growing season (from spring through fall).
Lawn Master is a proud corporate sponsor of the various HelpUsHelpThem.ca projects. This past winter, we supported participants cycling from Costa Rica to Panama to fund a Compassion Survival program operating in Los Cocos, Nicaragua. We sponsored the very successful Cycling Andes to Amazon for IJM' project in November of 2016. Thirty five cyclists, including Lawn Master co-owner Dennis Dick, biked over 250 km in Ecuador with a purpose of raising funds for International Justice Mission's work to protect children in Bolivia from sexual violence. The project raised over $100,000. In January, 2015, Lawn Master sponsored the 'Cycling Cuba For MEMO' project which raised nearly $60,000 for the transfer of redundant medical equipment from Canadian hospitals to those in Cuba. In March of 2014, Dennis participated in the 'Hiking For Compassion - Inca Trail to Machu Picchu' trip to promote awareness of child sponsorship opportunities and in December, 2012, Lawn Master matched customer donations and helped raise over $40,000 for Compassion Canada's Education Response Fund for projects in Central America.