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  • Writer's pictureKirby's Landscaping

August 2020 Newsletter

Fall Festivities

That's right folks - it is almost fall. Thank goodness the temperature will drop soon... it is time to start thinking about aerating your lawn, putting down fresh grass seed, and prepping garden beds for fall plantings.

Autumn Aeration is Here

When we aerate your lawn, we use a machine to poke and pull small soil plugs/cores from your lawn. These plugs are left behind on your turf so the soil and nutrients can be reabsorbed into the ground.

For best results, turf should be cut down to 2 - 2.5 inches prior to aeration.

The Benefits:

  • Improves drainage

  • Promotes deeper root growth

  • Encourages worm and microorganism activity

  • Increases water, nutrient and oxygen movement into the soil

  • Reduces fertilizer and pesticide run-off from compacted areas

Why Certified Blue- Tag Tall Fescue?

  • Few to no weed seeds with better germination rates

  • Greatest growth rates in spring and fall

  • Tolerant of many soil types and climate extremes

  • Stays green longer than other grass types - even through winter

New Seed Tips:

Water new seed lightly and frequently Do not mow new seed for 2-3 weeks!

Landscaping offers rain gauges to assist in appropriate watering!

Landscaping offers rain gauges to assist in appropriate watering!

Kirby's Maintenance Services

...include year round mowing and trimming your turf as well as blowing debris off your hardscapes! Call for an estimate!

Native Fall Blooms!

perfect for pollenators

Purple Coneflower

Drought tolerant.

Can be started from seed or root division Grows best in poor or lean soil with full sun.

Butterfly Weed

High drought tolerance. Often found in prairies, open woods, canyons, and hillsides. Grows best in well-drained sandy soil in full sun.

New York Aster

Thrive in full sun to partial shade in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil. Deer resistant and drought tolerant!

Try Top Dressing!

When we top dress your lawn, we blow a thin layer of a soil/ compost mix onto your turf. This fine mixture will settle on soil surface (not on blades of grass) and is designed to slowly add nutrients to the soil composition. This year it should be applied shortly after your aeration and seeding visit to assist in germination of new grass. Interested? Please call/email for pricing!

  • No weed seeds!

  • Nutrient rich

  • More soil contact for seed

  • Retains beneficial moisture

  • May float, but won't hinder growth Less obvious/ messy looking

  • Adds nutrients as it breaks down


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