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Mowing Tips


Proper mowing techniques and practices, along with proper watering, are critical to maintaining the health and appearance of your lawn. One common mistake of homeowners is mowing their type of turf species too short. Another common mistake is removing too much of the leaf blade at one time. You are really asking for trouble if you mow your lawn with a dull mower blade. All three poor mowing practices can spell disaster for the health and appearance of your lawn. Below are some guidelines to help you avoid these common mistakes.

Mowing height - Mow bluegrass at a height of 3 inches. Fescue turf should be mowed even higher with a height range of 3 1/2 to 4 inches. The lower range is fine in the early Spring or the late Fall, however, generally speaking the higher number is the preferred height. Within reason, you actually can't mow your turf too high except for personal preferrence for appearance or mechanical limitation. Not all residential mowers have height adjustments this high, so as a general rule mow at the highest setting or one notch below.

Mow frequently - Try not to remove more than the top 1/3 of the leaf blade per cutting.

Sharp blade only - A dull mower blade will severely damage your turf by tearing instead of making a clean cut on the leaf blade. You are at greatest risk for turf diseases if the grass blade is damaged or torn by a dull mower blade. This is particularly true in warm months of late...

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What Do Pre-emergents Do and How Do They Work ?


     There are two types of pre-emergent products available in today's market place. One type stops the germination of crabgrass and foxtail, as well as, other select annual weeds such as spurge. The second type stops the germination of broadleaf weeds such as dandelions. Both products put down a protective barrier to stop the germination of their target weeds. The difference is in the timing of the applications.

     With GO GREEN LAWNS LLC, of Louisville, Nebraska you will receive both types of pre-emergents. However, it is important to understand the timing of their application. The first application you will receive as part of your service is the type of pre-emergent that stops grassy annual weeds such as crabgrass. It is important to have this protective barrier down before soil temperature reaches 55 degrees. Crabgrass will not germinate until soil temperature reaches 55 degrees or higher on a consistent basis.. The first application you are scheduled to receive also contains a balanced fertilizer to help green and maintain your lawn. Our crabgrass preventer is applied in several treatments for maximum protection.

     On the other hand, dandelions germinate in the Fall and flower (reproduce) in the Spring. The second scheduled application that you will receive this season will eliminate any dandelions that germinated in your lawn last Fall. Air temperature, however, should be 60...

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What Does A Winterizer Treatment Do ?


Why apply a Winterizer treatment to your lawn ?  Winterization of your turf is an important step in preparing your lawn to endure the cold Winter months. This treatment ensures the turf goes into Winter in peak condition. Also, provides for quick green up and thicker turf come Spring when compared to lawns that have been left untreated.

At GO GREEN LAWNS LLC of Louisville, Nebraska, our GOLD PACKAGE includes this final treatment. We combine the necessary nutrients for cold Winter months with a final weed control treatment. Thus your lawn is not only thicker and greener come Spring, but you will have fewer broadleaf weeds present in your lawn as well. Broadleaf weeds, such as dandelions, germinate in the Fall and reproduce starting in the Spring. So, naturally the fewer weeds you have going into Winter the fewer if any broadleaf weeds you will have come Spring. In addition to affecting color, nutients in Winterizer treatments encourage root development and provide better turf stress tolerance the following season. A Winterizer treatment is an economical way to start your lawn off right way the following year. We highly recommend our GOLD PACKAGE for the above mentioned reasons. Please contact us for package or a la carte pricing.

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