Lawn Maintenance FAQ’s
Which type of grass grows best in Colorado?
Kentucky Bluegrass is the most widely used grass in Colorado and typically is what is installed in most landscapes. It’s very hardy and grows well in our climate.
Should I aerate my lawn?
Yes, aeration is very good for the keeping your lawn healthy. It can help break up unwanted thatch and allow for better soil health. Once you have finished aeration, you can allow the plugs to break down, rake them up or mow over them. Aerate your lawn once a year; in early spring is the best time.
What about watering?
Watering your lawn at night or in the early morning is best. This will allow ample time for your soil to soak up as much water as possible. You should always adjust how much/how frequently you water based on the weather conditions.
Should I water my lawn in the winter?
No, it is not necessary to water your lawn in the winter. We do recommend watering your trees in the winter on warmer days, making sure the water fully penetrates the soil.
What is the best way to take care of a newly sodded lawn?
New sod should be watered at least twice a day, more or less depending on weather conditions. Keeping foot traffic off the new sod is optimal so the sod can make an established root system. We recommend mowing your lawn after three weeks and trying to keep it longer if possible. This will give your sod enough time to establish a root system and keep it dense for continued growth.
How high should grass be cut?
Grass should never be cut more than 1/3 of its current height. It is generally better for grass to be kept longer as it will help with overall health and ability to absorb more water.
When is the best time to fertilize my lawn?
Best times to fertilize are spring, summer and in the fall. Each of these fertilization applications have different purposes for the health of your lawn during each season: Fall fertilization will help with how green/healthy your lawn will be after being dormant during winter; fertilizing in early spring will help your grass for the growing season once it fully comes out of dormancy and is ready to flourish; summer fertilization will be supplemental to keeping your grass looking very healthy.
How do I select the best fertilizer?
Lawn fertilizer should be selected based off nutrient analysis, time of fertilizing, convenience and price. There are many different fertilizers and factors to consider for fertilizing and it is best to do some research to find out what works best for you.