Charlotte Lawn Care
What are the biggest issues for lawns in Charlotte?
- Water (too much or too little)
Killingsworth has been fighting lawn issues in Charlotte, NC for years. We have the experience to help you overcome weeds, diseases and water issues. Even though the top issues fall into just three categories, there are thousands of issues that can hurt your yard. Come to us for all of your Charlotte lawn care needs.
We offer free lawn consultations. Learn more about our lawn inspection process. You can get one-time lawn care services like aeration and overseeding, get one of our lawn care packages or sign up for our year round Charlotte lawn maintenance plan. A lot of our lawn care calls in Charlotte pertain to weeds and diseases. We can diagnose the issue and provide the type of lawn care plan to get you grass looking green and healthy again.
Lawn Care Issue #1 - Weeds
The issue our Charlotte lawn care experts hear about more than any is weeds. The first question is what qualifies as a weed? A weed is simply a type of grass that does not belong in your yard. Some people even consider other types of grass to be weeds, like Bermuda and Zoysia. There is a long list of weeds attacking lawns in Charlotte, NC and this list changes depending on the season. In the colder months, you will see chickweed, henbit, bittercress, and deadnettle just to name a few weeds. The spring and summer seasons bring a different set of weed challenges including dandelion, nutsedge, crabgrass, dallisgrass and spurge. Weeds can be a huge challenge for lawn care companies that are not qualified.
Anyone who has a lawn understands how annoying weeds can be. The first cause of weeds in a lawn is improper mowing. Cutting your yard too short can create crabgrass in fescue lawns. Fescue needs to be four inches or taller to promote root growth. The pH of the soil can also cause weeds. Fescue thrives in slightly acidic soil. For fescue, the best pH range is 5.5 to 6.5. If the pH range goes higher or lower than that, it can produce different types of weeds.
Lawn Care Issue #2 - Disease
Most people think about weeds first but disease can be just as devastating to a lawn. The biggest reason for disease to spread is improper watering mixed with hot weather. The combination of hot temperatures and wet grass can lead to fungus and disease. There are many different types of disease including: Pythium Blight, Fairy Ring, Brown Patch, Dollar Spot and more.
Once disease and fungus set in, it is important to use fungicides to control and eliminate the disease to your lawn as part of your lawn care strategy. To avoid fungus in the first place, it is important to pay close attention to the amount of water your yard is receiving.
Lawn Care Issue #3 - Water Levels
Watering your lawn really impacts both the weed and disease issues. Moisture management for you lawn is more important than people understand. More water is not always the best choice either. If your yard burns out because it doesn't get enough water, that is when weeds can creep in fast. If you over water your lawn fungus can produce terrible disease.
The best time to water your lawn is between 1-6am. Lawns should dry out during the day. You don’t want to water during the hottest parts of the day because the heat and water will lead to fungus. Fescue should get about an inch of water a week. There are times when you will need to water your lawn more. More aggressive watering is needed when aerating and overseeding.
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We are very pleased with the lawn care service. We have had numerous compliments about our lawn. Our home service provider, Jon Kastriches, is very friendly and very knowledgeable about lawn care. He always tells us what application he is putting on our lawn and addresses any concerns we may have. We have recommended your company to our neighbors including my brother who has already signed a contract for your services. As we have been told, we have the best looking lawn in the neighborhood. Thank you Big Green K and your invaluable employees.