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Rake or Not to Rake your Lawn in the Spring

by ANTHONY GALLUCCIO on 02/14/19

Spring Lawn Raking

Some of my customers will ask me: Should I Rake My Lawn ?

Many people feel that by vigorously raking the lawn to get all of the dead material out of the lawn will make the lawn better.

First, the turf area should have been cleaned up of debris in the fall so that the leaves and other debris are not sitting on the turf. Over the winter months there will be some leaves and branches that may collect. The cleanup should be done in the late winter. Preferably you should use a blower rather than a rake because the grass plants root system is shallow at this point and a rake will pull out or damage some of the grass plants. If you do use a rake, rake lightly over the grass area.

You might ask; But Shouldn't I Remove All Of The Dead Grass?

I have seen so many lawns damaged buy trying to remove the dead grass. First, the grass may not be dead. There are some grass varieties that will go through it's life cycle at at this time and will be putting out new shoots when the weather is right. If you remove this grass you may also be removing the roots and doing permanent damage to the lawn.

Keep in mind that a healthy soil will give your lawn the best chance to be healthy. Having organic matter in the soil will make the soil healthy and the brown leaf blades in the turf will eventually breakdown in the soil that adds organic matter.
AAG Lawnman

Rake or Not to Rake your Lawn in the Spring

by ANTHONY GALLUCCIO on 02/14/19

Spring Lawn Raking

Some of my customers will ask me: Should I Rake My Lawn ?

Many people feel that by vigorously raking the lawn to get all of the dead material out of the lawn will make the lawn better.

First, the turf area should have been cleaned up of debris in the fall so that the leaves and other debris are not sitting on the turf. Over the winter months there will be some leaves and branches that may collect. The cleanup should be done in the late winter. Preferably you should use a blower rather than a rake because the grass plants root system is shallow at this point and a rake will pull out or damage some of the grass plants. If you do use a rake, rake lightly over the grass area.

You might ask; But Shouldn't I Remove All Of The Dead Grass?

I have seen so many lawns damaged buy trying to remove the dead grass. First, the grass may not be dead. There are some grass varieties that will go through it's life cycle at at this time and will be putting out new shoots when the weather is right. If you remove this grass you may also be removing the roots and doing permanent damage to the lawn.

Keep in mind that a healthy soil will give your lawn the best chance to be healthy. Having organic matter in the soil will make the soil healthy and the brown leaf blades in the turf will eventually breakdown in the soil that adds organic matter.
AAG Lawnman

Focus on Lawn Care

by ANTHONY GALLUCCIO on 02/13/15

As the Winter is starting to wind down and the snow is melting away, your Lawn is now becoming into view. With that said, now is when everyone is or should be making plans for this seasons Lawn Care.


My goal here is to inform you of what is happening in the Lawn Care Industry so that you may make a more informed decision on who will be caring for your Lawn.

Most of the adds that you will see and hear soon are put out by the Big Few national companies that are designed to be misleading and confusing. I have contacted all of these companies in my area so that I could get first hand knowledge of what they are offering. 

To put it simply, what they are offering are marketing gimmicks that are designed in a way that you will not really know for sure what is included in your Lawn Program.

My focus is on Caring for your Lawn, that includes up front economical pricing and AAG Lawnman includes more services in my Standard Lawn Care Program than any other company in the Lawn Care Industry.

DO NOT APPLY CRABGRASS PREVENTER NOW!

by ANTHONY GALLUCCIO on 02/18/11

If you have been maintaining your lawn either by yourself or with a lawn care company, then you have been applying your crabgrass preventer early in the season. This method is not only outdated, but it is wrong. There are two main reasons:

The crabgrass preventer also has a negative effect on young emerging grass plants. This will inhibit the new growth of your lawn when you need it the most when we are going into the spring season.

The effective life span of the material is about 3 months. So by the time summer months are here, the material is not nearly as effective as it should be.

Let a seasoned professional treat your lawn. Call 732-671-2020

 

 

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Lawn Care Service Annual Renewal.

by ANTHONY GALLUCCIO on 01/11/11

Lawnman Customers; are automatically renewed from year to year.So there is no need to renew.

Not a Lawnman Customer? Before you lock in your renewal with another lawn care company,ask yourself if your service person did everything they could do for your lawn last season. Chances are your lawn may not have recovered from the summer damage because they did not recognize the true cause of the damage and your lawns root system was not healthy enough to servive the summer stress.

AAG Lawnman offers knowledge and service that is 2nd to none in the lawn care industry and at prices that can't be beat.

Call now to set up your service for this season   732-671-2020

PROTECT YOUR LANDSCAPE PLANTS

by ANTHONY GALLUCCIO on 04/18/10

   Now is the time to apply Deer repellent to your landscape. Sensitive plants such as Hostas and other perennials that are emerging from the ground are vulnerable. There are products available in garden centers that are effective, however make sure that you treat a large enough area so that the Deer stay far away from your plants.

   We offer Deer repellent applications. Contact me for an evaluation of your property.

Anthony G.

CRAGRASS PREVENTER

by ANTHONY GALLUCCIO on 04/10/10

It's time to apply your crabgrass preventer. You can have the lawnman make your treatments at a surprisingly low cost. Many times the cost is close to what you would pay for the material at your garden center. So why not let an expierienced professional worry abbout handling the pesticides, storing the material, and applying the material.

Contact us today for a no obligation analysis and no sales pressure.

The Lawnman

Anthony Galluccio

IT'S ALMOST TIME TO FERTILIZE

by ANTHONY GALLUCCIO on 03/01/10

As soon as the snow melts you should fertilize your lawn.


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