Benefits of Turf Grass and Maintenance Applications

While we are most familiar with artificial turf grass being on sports fields, there are many other places where turf is not only appropriate, but beneficial. Your backyard is one of them! Not only does turf significantly add to your home’s curb appeal, but it also has several environmental benefits.

  1. Erosion control
  2. Traps dirt, smoke, and pollutants contributing to cleaner air
  3. Noise reduction
  4. Saving on water
  5. Increases the value of your home or business

Erosion Control:

Turf will work naturally to intercept raindrops before they disturb the soil. This means that your turf grass will promote water filtration instead of runoff. Since healthy turf absorbs rainfall much more effectively than grass, and slows the flow of water, it naturally helps to combat soil erosion, which is a big threat to our environmental health.

Dirt & Pollutant Trap:

Dust, smoke particles, pollutants, sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, etc. are absorbed into turf grass. This contributes to clean air, which is not only beneficial to our environment, but our health. Additionally, climate is controlled at ground level by turf grass because it cools temperatures substantially, which contributes to turf working as a sort of an exterior air conditioner.

Noise Reducer:

Like turf traps dust and pollutants, it also traps noise. This helps to cut down on excessive noise. Noise reduction is particularly beneficial in urban areas where excessive sound is a greater issue.

Saving Water:

While turf does need to be maintained to thrive (more on this later), maintenance is significantly decreased. Regular grass needs to be watered constantly and, as mentioned above, it does not absorb as well as turf. Because of this, turf can contribute to saving money on water bills, as well as serving as another environmental benefit.   

Increases Value:

It’s no secret that turf looks beautiful. Not only does the lush green and healthy appeal of your turf add to the overall aesthetic of the home (increasing the value on its own), but the known environmental benefits of turf also contribute to its appeal, further increasing the value of your property.

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While turf is very low maintenance, turf applications are important in maintaining a thriving and luscious turf. Red Cedar provides both residential and commercial turf treatment applications. Our comprehensive program maximizes your lawn’s health, which also makes it less susceptible to insects and disease.

Here is a recommended application schedule to follow: 

EARLY SPRING APPLICATION

DURING THIS TIME WE APPLY:

  • A granular slow-release fertilizer and a preventative crabgrass control to promote spring greening and recovery from winter stress.

LATE SPRING/EARLY SUMMER

DURING THIS TIME WE APPLY:

  • Summer can stress your lawn. We will apply a granular slow-release fertilizer with broadleaf weed control and a preventative insecticide treatment for grub/insect control to prepare your lawn for the summer ahead.

SUMMER APPLICATION

DURING THIS TIME WE APPLY:

  • During the harsh summer months, your lawn still needs to be fed to help fight drought and disease. We will apply a granular slow-release summer fertilizer.

LATE SUMMER/EARLY FALL

DURING THIS TIME WE APPLY:

  • We will apply a granular slow-release fertilizer to encourage color (green up), thickness, and overall lawn health.

FALL APPLICATION

DURING THIS TIME WE APPLY:

  • During colder weather your lawn will need a balanced feeding to recover from the stress of summer. We will apply a specially formulated granular slow-release fertilizer to enhance root regeneration, promote a healthier, greener lawn in the spring, and prepare your lawn for the long winter ahead.

If you are interested in adding turf installation to your property’s landscape design plan and/or you are looking for a team to help maintain your turf effectively, contact Red Cedar! We provide free comprehensive estimates and a team with the knowledge to maximize lawn health with customized treatments! 

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