Commercial Grounds Maintenance
Commercial property maintenance services vary in scope, but ultimately come down to a property managers priorities, budget and needs.
Lawn Lions has a long list of commercial clients whose needs we meet on a daily basis with customized solutions which meet their particular needs, including:
We recommend annually dethatching, lawn rolling and aerating, and then applying a layer of top dressing followed by overseeding and fertilizer. Together these services will optimize lawn health and appearance.
Commercial Grounds Maintenance services include:
Grass needs oxygen, water and nutrients to thrive and healthy soil has pockets of air to allow these essential elements to reach the roots of grass. However, soil can become compacted over time and places with heavy foot traffic or clay soils are highest at risk.
Core aeration is the process of removing small amounts of both thatch and soil from your lawn in an effort to improve natural soil aeration.
We recommend aerating in late spring or early fall.
- Grass is healthier, thicker and more lush in appearance
- Reduces the growth of moss and some weeds
- Provides a healthy environment for helpful insect populations (e.g., worms)
Lawn thatch is organic material that builds up naturally on a lawn and can be protective at moderate levels. However, excessive thatch build-up holds water and can reduce oxygen supply and increase problematic insect populations.
Dethatching is a mechanical process where both the surface and subsurface of the soil is penetrated by metal blades or prongs. Typically performed by machines, our process helps your grass grow stronger and healthier.
We recommend dethatching in late spring or early fall.
- Promotes the growth and health of grass
- Reduces problematic insect populations
Lawn rolling is the practice of firming the ground in order to remove imperfections (lumps or depressions) and push in grass roots. Although the practice of lawn rolling has been controversial, if done correctly, it is a helpful rather than a harmful practice.
We recommend rolling your lawn after seeding, sodding or dethatching to aid in optimal grass root growth. We use lightweight machines that will not damage your lawn, and recommend that you have your lawn done in the late spring or early fall when the ground is damp and not excessively dry or sodden.
- Removes imperfections
- Pushes grass roots into the ground to aid in growth
Grass cutting is an important part of lawn care. Aesthetically, grass cutting ensures a smooth and well-manicured lawn. Additionally, grass cutting helps keep a lawn healthy and free of debris.
Weather, seasons and grass types affect cutting patterns, and incorrectly mowed grass is the most common cause of an unhealthy lawn.
We recommend cutting your lawn weekly in order to maintain an optimal grass height of approximately 3 inches. If grass is cut too short it can weaken the roots making it vulnerable to burning, disease, and weeds. When grass is allowed to grow too long due to infrequent cutting then it is at higher risk for pests (e.g., mosquitos and snakes) and disease.
We have a variety of lawn mowers to suit the size and needs of your property. We keep our blades sharp in order to reduce the risk of bruising the grass.
- Creates and maintains a healthy, lush lawn
- Reduces risk or burning, disease, weeds, and problematic pest populations
Top dressing the lawn is the act of adding very fine layer of nutrient rich top soil, muck, and peat moss to the lawn surface.
Our top dressing service helps promote grass growth by improving the quality and pH level of the soil. It can make your grass more resistant to drought and disease. Furthermore, top dressing improves the appearance of the lawn by smoothing and evening out the surface.
- Promotes grass growth and health
- Increases resistance to drought and disease
Overseeding is the practice of spreading new grass seed over an existing lawn. As grass ages the reproduction rate slows resulting in the lawn looking tired and sparse. This invites weed growth and increases the risk of lawn diseases. Overseeding is a simple and cost-effective way to improve the health and quality of your grass.
- Promotes a thick, healthy lawn
- Repairs damage and revitalizes lawn appearance
- Reduces risk of weeds and disease
Fertilization supplies grass with the essential elements needed for health and growth, including:
- nitrogen (thickens and enhances colour of grass),
- phosphorous (enhances root growth),
- and potassium (reduces risk of disease).
Proper application is key for a healthy and nutrient rich lawn. We recommend that fertilizer be applied by a professional and be done four times a year: early spring, late spring, mid to late summer and fall.
- Creates and maintains a healthy, thick lawn
- Reduces risk of weeds and disease
- Improves lawn appearance