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Seattle Area Lawn Full Meal Deal2017-10-07T18:06:59-07:00

FULL MEAL DEAL

What is a Full Meal Deal?

A Full Meal Deal is special treatment for lawns in need of more than just maintenance, but repair. It includes Thatching, Aerating, Overseeding with extra seed and Starter Fertilizer (Organic by request for $20).

LAWN THATCHING

  • Removes undesirable old grass and moss so new stronger see can be planted.
  • With thatch removed, air, water, nutrients, herbicides and pesticides can do their job more efficiently.
  • Turf becomes healthier and more resistant to insect damage and disease.

LAWN AERATING

  • Promotes deep vigorous root growth.
  • Provides Individual germinating chambers for new seedlings.
  • Improves air to the roots and promotes deeper root growth
  • Breaks up hard clay soil
  • Saves on your watering bill
  • Stimulates beneficial microorganisms
  • Helps the seed germinate and become established
  • Creates a lush, thick, healthy lawn

OVERSEEDING

  • Spring is a great time for overseeding.
  • I use only the highest-quality Golf Course Fairway Grass Seed.
  • Overseeding pays off with a thicker, more vibrant and healthy lawn.
  • Excellent choice for rapid establishment, disease resistance and traffic tolerance.

STARTER FERTILIZER

  • We use a special 60% slow release Starter.
  • Nourishes and protects your new seedlings and provides excellent lawn color throughout the season.
  • Promotes deep root growth with good color, while limiting turf growth.
  • Will not stain cement as most fertilizers do.
  • No herbicides, insecticides, or fungicides so it is not harmful to animals.
  • Will give your lawn good color without making it grow too fast.

Benefits of a Full Meal Deal

A Lawn Tune-up is recommended for maintenance, whereas the Full Meal Deal is recommended for repair and renovation. By thatching before aerating a lawn, it removes the moss and dead grass making room for newer stronger seedlings.

Picture of just-aerated lawn

Picture of just-aerated lawn

Organic Full Meal Deal Before and After-View Ridge Seattle

Organic Full Meal Deal Before and After-View Ridge Seattle

Seattle Lawn Aerating FAQ2017-03-24T10:40:09-07:00
Aeration is the process of mechanically removing cores of turf to improve the flow of air, water and nutrients in dense, compacted soil.
Aerating will allow your grass to grow healthier, greener and thicker. It will also help with drainage and allow air and water to reach the roots of your lawn.
I use a core aerator that extracts plugs of soil from your lawn. The plugs can be up to 2-3/4 inches long, depending on how compact your soil is.
Spring and fall are generally the best times of year to aerate your lawn. These are the seasons when your lawn is actively growing and you can overseed immediately afterwards. Many people also aerate in July to prevent localized dry spots and improve irrigation.
By aerating late spring you can encourage the roots to grow deeper, keeping your lawn green longer.
Houses built in the last 20 years have heavier soil compaction because of bulldozers, backhoes and big lifts used in the construction process. Most newly-constructed properties have little or no soil preparation. In new construction, the lawn is graded (all soil scraped and taken away) then covered again with 1 or 2 inches of soil. If you live on a property like this, add compost annually and aerate your lawn twice a year, then rake fine compost into the aeration holes. Over time this will change your soil profile.
Because clay soil is a very fine particle with very small pore spaces, air and water cannot move well through soil, which encourages poor root growth.
Aerating produces holes that act as a seed bed which helps to shelter the seed and encourages their germination.
On lawns with compacted soils or under renovation, it is beneficial to aerate twice yearly. With sandy soil, once a year aerating is recommended.
No. If you have clay, sand and clay can turn your soil into a concrete substance. I suggest adding an organic material such as a native soil or fine compost.

My aerator is 26″ wide so as long as you have a 27″ of space, we will be able to carefully make it fit.

Worms. Worms come in and provide passage ways for air to enter the soil which helps develope good fungi.

Seattle Lawn Thatching FAQ2017-02-26T13:35:15-08:00
Thatching is the removal of old, tired, grass and moss. The process I use is called “Power Raking.”
Soils with a PH less than 5.5, heavily compacted soil with high clay content, over-watering and over-fertilizing of lawns with poor soil conditions, and frequent shallow watering.
Your lawn will be very spongy, your lawn mower wheels will sink into the grass and the blade scalps the grass.
If you have not thatched your lawn for many years, it’s best to not remove it all at once. Thatching can put your lawn under heavy stress.
Spring and fall, when the lawn is dry, actively growing and can repair itself quickly. It is best to thatch lighter in spring and heavier in fall when the lawn can rejuvenate itself most easily.