Improving the Conditions of the Trees and Shrubs On Your Property


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Any time of the year is a good opportunity to care for the trees and shrubs on your property. It is important to understand that the cycle of plant growth and development throughout the year is one we can affect positively or negatively. We can easily neglect the needs of these plants as they serve to mark property lines or give us shade throughout the years.

Proper Tree and Shrub Maintenance

To properly maintain trees and shrubs, one must identify if there are problems of insect infestation, weakness in the roots, fungi, or any other type of disease. At SecureLawn, we offer a year-round maintenance program which includes Dormant Oil treatment, Root Fertilization, Insect Control, and an optional Insecticide Drench treatment to prevent health issues of your trees and shrubs.

  • Dormant Oil is applied on the plants between December and March. This time-sensitive treatment is used in the early part of the season before lead buds begin to bloom. Dormant oil is used to prevent aphids, scale, beetles, and other defoliators from attacking the plants.
  • Root Fertilization gives the plant the strength to recover from the winter stress as it helps throughout the growing season. This spring application contains various types of fertilizers and micronutrients customized to provide your plant an adequate food reserve, vitality, and health.
  • Insect Control is designed to get rid of plant-damaging insects. Treatments are applied between March and May for spring and June through August during the summer to help reduce stress and damage caused by pests such as mites, Japanese beetles, aphids, etc.
  • Insecticide Drench is optional and used to protect trees from damaging insects. This treatment absorbs through the roots of the tree assuring no insect infestation occurs.

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SecureLawn knows how technical tree and shrub care can be. Our professionally trained staff has the knowledge and the experience to care for your plants. Give us a call today!

Lawn Aeration and Overseeding: Know the Core Benefits


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Lawn aeration, what’s it good for?

Lawn aeration is the process of removing portions of soil from the lawn using a machine similar to a lawnmower, called an aerator. Once aeration is performed, plugs of soil are pulled from the ground leaving behind about 2” to 4” deep holes. There are four benefits to aerating the soil your lawn is on: the reduction of soil compaction, reducing thatch build-up, it creates root accessibility, and encourages seed germination.

Four amazing benefits of aeration for your lawn:

  • Reduction of Soil Compaction. Aeration allows for oxygen, water, microorganisms, beneficial bacteria, and nutrients to live in it. These elements make a healthy vibrant lawn pleasing to look at and play on it. If aeration isn’t performed, the soil will become hard as a rock, making it impossible for all grass to grow healthy and strong, leaving it susceptible to disease.
  • Reduction of Thatch. Thatch is the build-up of grass stems and roots, which cause lawns to become ill. Aeration can reduce the amount of thatch in your grass, allowing it to live healthy, longer, and virtually disease-free.
  • Root Accessibility. This is a huge benefit to all lawn owners. The reason why is because when you feed your lawn via pellets or liquid fertilizers, the exposed roots will consume that food much quicker and more efficiently than if the soil was compacted. The aeration process eliminates run-offs and it allows for lawn food to remain right where you need it most, the roots.
  • Seed Germination. During the process of aeration, these 2″ to 4″ holes left behind become a place for the seed to fall into and the actual soil cores that get pulled out become like storehouses where grass seeds can germinate and establish root systems. You will love your lawn even more so after aeration is done.

Why overseed your lawn?

The perfect time to overseed is right after aeration. This allows grass seed to settle into the soil holes left behind by the aerator thus introducing new, healthy grass, giving the existing grass a push to be more resilient to disease, the reduction of weeds, and the enhancement of the lawn’s appearance.

Seeding and Aeration in Middle Tennessee

Four benefits of overseeding your lawn:

  • Overseeding introduces new grass growth to existing lawns; grass that can perform better in the spring or in the cold days of winter.
  • New growth brings new strength to the existing turf, giving it the resistance necessary to fight diseases that can bring a beautiful lawn to an end.
  • Reduction of weeds. We all recognize how important it is to stay on top of maintaining our lawns to keep weeds from propagating. In combination with aeration, overseeding is the secret weapon to minimize the amount of weeds.
  • Last but not least: overseeding in conjunction with aeration will give your existing lawn a facelift. As time passes, you’ll notice your lawn looking beautiful, radiant, and inviting to spend some time on it playing, resting, or perhaps even picnicking on your days off.

Seeding and Aeration in Middle Tennessee

 

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Now that you know the amazing benefits for aeration and overseeding, give Secure Lawn a call or simply contact us for more information on how you can get a quote for our lawn services in Middle Tennessee. We know you will be happy knowing your lawn is in great hands. Call now!

How to Get Your Lawn Ready for Fall


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Fall can be one of the most beautiful times of the year. Before the air gets crisper and the leaves start to change colors, homeowners need to work on getting their yard ready. Fall lawn preparation is easy and can help keep your yard looking its best all season. Use this quick guide to learn more about quality landscaping service and fall preparation tips.

Fall Doesn’t Mean Everything Dies

While leaves fall and many flowers start to wither away, some plants thrive in the fall. Grass is a prime example, as it stays lush and green until it is frozen over by snow. Some homeowners spruce up their lawn by planting flowers that thrive in colder temperatures, such as mums, pansies, hydrangeas, or blue star amsonia. If you want to keep your curb appeal, there are thousands of hearty plants that can make it until winter.

Seeding and Aeration

Summer can be tough on lawns.  Aeration and Seeding will help your lawn bounce back from the stress of our Tennessee summers.  To maximize quick recovery, color and quality, we highly recommend our aeration and seeding treatment.  This will create a thicker, greener, healthier lawn.  This new grass has better resistance to disease and insects.  Your new grass is also a lot stronger and can withstand drought conditions better.

Fertilize Your Lawn

Most people forget that their lawn needs nutrients all year long. Even if you have a hearty grass that grows beautiful year-round, it will appreciate the added nutrients. Fertilization in Tennessee before it gets too chilly is a wise idea, as many homeowners find the task too tedious in cold weather.

Get Fall Supplies Early

If you have a lot of trees in your yard, you will be doing a lot of raking this fall. Rather than wait until the yard is covered in leaves, buy any supplies you need in advance. If you are planning on hiring a landscaping service for fall, make arrangements during the last few weeks in August. This way, if the weather suddenly changes, you will be ready to go.

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Choose Reliable Lawncare Services

At SecureLawn, we know the importance of preparing for fall. Contact us today to learn more about fall landscaping services.



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