Published on Tuesday, March 09, 2021
Over time, soil nutrient depletion can leave your lawn without the nutrients it needs to grow lush and green. Spring fertilization is the best way to ensure your grass has the energy to develop strong roots and healthy growth. Why spring? The nutrients in your soil have depleted throughout the winter months and your grass needs the strength to come out of dormancy. Because of this, your lawn needs more energy in the spring than any other season.
Spring fertilization is one of the best ways to care for your lawn when the warmer weather rolls around. It will feed your lawn's root system the essential nutrients it needs to get a jumpstart on growth while also aiding against pesky weeds with a weed control treatment. The two types of...
Published on Tuesday, February 16, 2021
All grasses have specific mowing height requirements. Cutting your lawn too short leaves it vulnerable to heat damage
and drought, but not cutting it short enough will invite pest infestations. Here in St. Cloud,
Minnesota, we have both cool and warm-season grasses and each type has a different height
requirement. It is important to identify your grass type and learn about its height requirements because mowing
without this knowledge could harm the health of your lawn.
Read on below to learn about the height requirements for both cool ;and warm-season grasses as well as what might
happen to your lawn if you neglect these height requirements.
The Difference Between Cool & Warm-Season Height Requirements...
Published on Friday, December 13, 2019
As we approach the beginning of winter, you want to make sure your lawn is adequately prepared for the new year. Your lawn faces a lot of use and activity in the next year, especially during the spring and summer months.
Learn how we can help get your home or business lawn ready for 2020 in areas like Sartell, Sauk Rapids, St. Cloud, and nearby cities in Minnesota.
1. Have your lawn's soil tested to get ready for 2020.
To ensure adequate lawn growth, your soil needs to be healthy. Your lawn needs to contain a proper balance of potassium, nitrogen, and phosphorus for it to grow green and full. Our expert team can test the quality of your soil and make adjustments as necessary. If we know your soil has too...
Published on Wednesday, November 13, 2019
During the winter months, it's easy to forget that there's a healthy lawn underneath the snow and ice. But to ensure that lawn stays healthy and is ready to green back up in the spring, there are some things you should do for your residential lawn in St. Cloud, MN, and the surrounding areas.
At Sunset Mowing, we have witnessed some major no-nos when it comes to winter lawn care. Read our tips for ensuring your lawn is ready when it comes out of its dormant period in the spring.
Keep Debris Off the Lawn & Stay Off the Lawn
A big issue we see in the winter is people letting debris pile up on their lawns during the winter. Unless you want to find brown patches in your lawn come springtime, this is a major lawn care faux-pas. ...
Published on Friday, September 06, 2019
Fall is a wonderful time of year that brings with it shorter days, cooler months, and beautiful golden colors. Leaves blanket lawns in a beautiful wash of red, orange, and brown. While these leaves are beautiful and certainly add color to your lawn, they are actually quite problematic and cause serious issues for your grass and all who walk across it.
Leaf clutter suffocates and kills your lawn, harbors diseases and mold, and brings pest issues. Here is how removing leaves in the fall helps your lawn thrive in St. Cloud, Sartell, Sauk Rapids, and the surrounding areas.
Removing Leaves Allows Proper Grass Growth
Allowing a thick layer of leaves to accumulate on top of your lawn blocks out light and air, and...