A recent lawn evaluation in Vermont actually became a lawn renovation. The lawn had not been cared for in some time and was overgrown with various weeds. The client wanted to reclaim the lawn and improve the view off the end of the lawn by removing some low growing brush and saplings. The first order of business was to start with a clean slate by spraying the existing lawn area to destroy the vegetation. We then had the soil tilled to provide a seed bed after determining the consistency was appropriate. In fact, we did not have to add any additional loam after tilling but simply raked out and removed the dead vegetation prior to seeding. The pictures in this blog post start with the sprayed vegetation, followed by the removed brush and the completely tilled and seeded lawn. The final picture shows the established lawn about seven weeks later. Quite a transformation and the client was thrilled.
Although most lawns can be improved “as is” without this kind of renovation technique, Chippers has the ability to diagnose and renovate lawns from small to large. Due to widespread insect, weather (hurricane Irene), and disease damage over the past few years, we have been involved in many more lawn restoration projects than in the past. If you think your lawn is in need of assistance, have us take a look and we can determine if your lawn needs a complete face lift or simply a little love in the form of lawn treatments. Fall and spring are ideal times for these projects. If you don’t have the time this fall, plan ahead and get your lawn projects lined up for next spring.