Commercial properties are one of the primary property types that we serve at Pezza landscape. This category includes a few different types of commercial properties, from office parks to medical facilities, or even senior living. The one commonality between these properties is that their intent is to draw in new businesses and tenants. This is done in a variety of ways, but with Pezza primarily through the improvement of their landscape. Installation of trees and shrubs, colorful plant material, and useful hardscapes all play a part. However, the single most important piece of your commercial property is likely your lawn. The first introduction to your landscape, a luscious lawn gets people excited to enter your property. At Pezza we pride ourselves on the pristine lawns of our clients, and we wanted to share how this is accomplished. Here are four tips for healthy green grass on your Chicago property.
Fertilization: Spring and Fall
The quickest way to greener grass is to add more nutrients for your turf to consume. Fertilization is the most efficient way to do this, and the most direct avenue to add nutrients. Most lawn fertilizers contain a combination of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, which come together to improve the health of your lawn. Nitrogen quite literally makes your blades of grass greener, fitting right in line with our topic today. Phosphorus and potassium are more focused on long-term root development, as well as energy storage for the chemical processes that take place to promote healthy growth. Have this performed before spring growth and winter dormancy for the best results.
Mowing Heights: The Higher the Healthier
One common problem we see with anyone performing DIY lawn care is cutting turf too short. Raising mowing heights gives your turf more time to recover, and puts less strain on the roots to gather nutrients. The higher you cut your turf, the deeper the root system will develop, and lower the potential of invasion by disease or pests. Avoid scalping your lawn and stunting growth by raising the height of your cut.
Protect Against Lawn Predators
There are numerous reasons why a patch of brown may pop up in your lawn, but the most likely culprits are disease, pests, or weeds. Now, the best defense against these lawn predators is a healthy lawn, but routine inspection should still be performed. Catching and identifying the cause of a brown patch is the first step in eradicating the issue. Whether it is a pest or weed control application, or even a fungicide, you should let the professionals at Pezza ensure that you are properly protecting your lawn from these potential problems.
Sod Installation: Guaranteed Green
Wherever you are at in your lawn care journey, sod installation can be a shortcut. If your commercial or municipal lawn is largely mediocre, you could very easily replace problem spots, or your entire lawn, with sod. These are pre-cut slabs of turf, which only take a couple weeks of watering to establish into a full-use lawn. For a brand new lawn, full of healthy green grass, sod is a great choice.
Pezza Landscape, Inc. is a full-service landscaping company proudly serving the Chicagoland area and its surrounding suburbs. Give us a call at (630) 393-7373 or visit our website to get in touch.