Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Why Should I Over-Seed My Lawn?

I Have A Question About Seeding In The Fall

Fescue lawns require over-seeding to repair damage brought on by summer stresses. Unlike Bermuda, Fescue is not a self-repairing grass and should be done in conjunction with fall core aeration. You want to seed in the fall since the spring treatment have Pre- and Post- Emergent that kill seed. Watering is necessary to ensure good germination rates.

Thursday, September 24, 2015


We Still Have Openings!

We are anticipating getting some well-deserved rain the rest of this week! We still have very few slots open for aeration and seeding. Next week is filling up quickly as well! Call us immediately to get scheduled before it gets too late.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

How Can Peat Moss Help My Lawn?

What does applying Peat Moss to the lawn do?

Applying peat moss during the fall aeration and seeding process will GREATLY enhance your results. Peat Moss is natural organic dirt that has a neutral pH that when applied year after year will become part of your top soil. The process is to aerate, seed, lime, and fertilize, then apply peat moss by hand in a thin layer (no more than a 1/8") over stressed areas. Lastly seed for the second time over the peat moss areas. The only disadvantage to peat moss is it can be costly, but the rewards are worth the money!!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Fall Is A Good Time For Seeding!

Mowing During the Seeding Process:

Before seeding a lawn, you should mow shorter than normal and remove excess clippings by bagging. Water thoroughly the day before aeration and seeding. After seeding, you do not need to mow for at least 14 days, even longer in some cases. When you mow for the 1st time after seeding, mow on the highest setting and bag excessive clippings. We will take care of QCLL mowing customers during this process. On the week(s) we do not mow, we will trim, blow and check the progress of the seed. We do not offer credits for not mowing as the prep cut and the subsequent cuts after seeding are much more labor intensified than a regular cut.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Aerate And Let Your Lawn Breath!

We Still Have Spots!

Good Saturday morning! We still have slots available for the next couple weeks but we are filling up quickly! Contact us today to get scheduled! Don't miss out on doctoring your lawn after the damage incurred from our summer. Get your lawn aerated and seeded before the leaves start falling. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

We Have Mowing Options

We Have The Options For You!
Here at Queen City Lawn and Landscaping we are really excited about taking care of your lawn. We are a company that strives to give the best service at a reasonable rate.

Option A: We come out every week to take care of mowing, weed-eating, edging, and blowing 12 months out of the year. This program will ensure that your lawn will stay manicured every week of the year.

Option B: We come out every week (March-December) to take care of mowing, weed-eating, edging, and blowing. In January and February we come out 2 times a month to service the lawn. This program is our most popular because it is customized to fit the growing season.

Option C: We come out every week (March-December) to take care of mowing, weed-eating, edging, and blowing. In January and February we come out only if you call us. Please call us 48 hours before your normal cut day. This program allows the customer some flexibility.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

My Lawn Needs Help

I Have A Question About My Lawn

I follow all the recommended mowing instructions, watering instructions, and lawn treatments but my lawn still doesn't look as good as I would like.

Joe the Landscaper: Fescue lawns are classified as "cool season turf." This means that this grass type will start to deteriorate in hotter temperatures. We can stop drought stress and brown patch, but no one can stop HEAT STRESS!! Now I am not advocating doing nothing, because if you think your lawn is bad now, imagine it with no water, improper mowing, and Brown Patch. July and August WILL ALWAYS hurt fescue lawns in some way. The good news is that we can reverse and repair damage as cooler temperatures prevail. ALL FESCUE LAWNS SHOULD BE AERATED IN THE FALL!!!!!!!! Most lawns will need over-seeding, lime and starter fertilizer. Let me re-iterate again, ALL FESCUE LAWNS SHOULD BE AERATED IN THE FALL!!!!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

I Have A Question….

Why Do I Need To Aerate?

Core aeration is a vital service to have a healthy lawn. Fescue lawns should be aerated in the fall and early spring, where Bermuda lawns need aerated in the late spring. We have clay soil which is the worst soil type to have. Core aeration loosens soil compaction and allows water, air, and beneficial nutrients to get to the roots. Core aeration is instrumental in root development in new seedlings as well as mature grass. Never skip the opportunity to aerate your lawn.