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Tree & Lawn Care Tips for Those in Bismarck, ND

Want to make your lawn the best on the block? Check out our lawn care tips and FAQ to help identify problem areas to better understand what you're dealing with. Our professionals at Lawn Tech Outdoor Services in Bismarck, ND, are just a phone call away. 


Fire Up the Mower

Fire up the Mower: The first mowing generally removes almost all of the old brown leaves, revealing a nice green lawn below. It's better to start mowing your lawn too early than too late. Set the mower at the highest or second-highest mowing height, put on a sharp blade, and get mowing. All clippings should always be bagged, and if you want to mulch, you should only mulch one in four mowings.

sprinkler watering a green lawn

1. Water. Water. Water.

Your lawn needs one to one-and-a-half inches of water a week during dry weather. Make sure your soil is damp at least four to six inches deep after a watering. Water in the mornings two to three times a week for best results.

mowing grass with a lawn mower

2. Mow Right Away

Mow weekly. Keep your blades sharp. Remove no more than 1/4 to 1/3 of grass blades. Mow your lawn at a height of at least three and a half inches and leave it there all season long. You'll require less water and your lawn won’t dry out or show stress from drought with regular watering.

Grubs in soil

3. Control Grubs

These subsurface insects live and feed on your grassroots. By the time you notice the tell-tale brown patches, the damage is already done. Yearly prevention is the key, so contact Lawn Tech Outdoor Services for the proper preventive care. 

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4. Aerate

Core aeration creates thousands of new growth zones in your soil and gets air, water, and nutrients to the roots. Our aeration services also help to break down thatch and give you healthier grass with deeper, thicker roots.

Man spreading seed across lawn

5. Seed

Fall is the optimal time to overseed, preferably right after aeration. This replenishes your lawn with new grass plants to fill in the thin areas and increase the density and beauty of your yard.

Brown Track Tips:

Drought stress makes lawns extremely susceptible to cosmetic damage from mowers, spreaders, and human traffic. The severity of the damage depends on the stage of drought stress and the weight of the mower. With rain or irrigation, the turf in these tracks should grow back in a couple of weeks.

Maintain Proper Mowing Height:

The typical advice is to raise the mowing height during drought to help the turf area stay green. However, this is very simplified advice that needs clarification.

Here Are Some Well-Researched Facts:

  • The higher you mow a grass plant, the deeper the roots.
  • Deeper roots mean a larger reservoir from which to draw water.
  • Almost all cool-season turfgrass grows most of their roots in April to May and October to November.

Therefore, simply setting your mower up a notch or two now is not going to magically force your roots deeper because they are not growing now. Actually, you will force more water stress on the plant because it will have to support more leaf material with the same amount of roots. This is a very bad decision and should not be done on non-irrigated or droughty sites.

Conversely, if ample water is available throughout the summer, raising the mowing height slightly will increase the photosynthetic area of the turfgrass plant, thus allowing it to produce more energy to better survive the hot conditions. Raising the mowing height on an irrigated turf is not a bad idea. My most common advice is to mow the turf areas as high as can be tolerated for your given situation and stick with that height all season-long.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of lawn care results can I expect from Lawn Tech Outdoor Services?

Lawn Tech Outdoor Services is committed to quality results. In general, your lawn will have a healthy, green appearance with fewer weeds. Although not all factors that affect results are within our control (beware of salespeople promising a golf-course-quality lawn with little expense or effort on your part), our yard service team will work with you to provide the lawn care results you want. Think of your relationship with Lawn Tech Outdoor Services as being a partnership, with a common interest in the welfare of your lawn and landscape.

How many applications will you make in a season?

Because we don't use a cookie-cutter approach to lawn care, the answer to this question varies by location. The number of visits included in our full program is determined individually by location. Each visit is designed to meet specific yard care needs for the given region and time of year. Contact your local lawn care experts for more information.

What about trees and shrubs?

Lawn Tech Services provides professional shrub and tree maintenance programs that include fertilizing trees via deep root feeding, as well as insect and disease control. Check with your local lawn professionals to see what services are offered in your area.

Does Lawn Tech Outdoor Services have a guarantee?

Our full program customers are backed by our guarantee of satisfaction. If you aren't completely satisfied with the results of a Lawn Tech Outdoor Services application, let us know right away.

How much do your services cost?

Prices usually vary by program and property size, but one thing is certain: what you get for your money makes Lawn Tech Outdoor Services your best lawn care choice. Lawn Tech Outdoor Services makes it easy to get a free, no-hassle quote on the lawn and tree care services you need.

What if I have questions before or after one of your visits? 

We love hearing from our customers. If you ever have any questions or concerns about a Lawn Tech Outdoor Services service or about one of our visits, just contact us. You can find contact information by visiting our website.

Is there really any difference between all the lawn service providers? 

We know there is! Lawn Tech Outdoor Services is the lawn care provider with higher standards of quality, service, professionalism, and value. We hold ourselves to these standards in order to serve you to the best of our ability. It's the Lawn Tech Outdoor Services way! 

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Call to Learn More

These tips and questions are an excellent resource for any homeowner. If you need further clarification or need help getting your lawn in great condition, contact our lawn care professionals at Lawn Tech Outdoor Services and get the care you need. 

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