Lawn renovation improves an area by seeding into the existing sod. It is a selective tillage process that falls short of completely reestablishing the turf.
Turf-grass renovation becomes necessary when the lawn has been damaged to the extent that it cannot recover with standard maintenance practices, such as irrigation and fertilization. When a lawn is damaged beyond its capability to recover, some environmental factor caused it. If the cause is not effectively dealt with, renovation will not be successful.
Causes of turf deterioration may include:
- poor drainage
- thatch buildup
- excessive shade
- unadapted grass species
- low fertility
- blight, or many other causes.
Most problems can be corrected with renovation and proper maintenance. The renovation method used depends on such factors as the amount of desirable permanent turfgrass species present, as well as the amount and kinds of undesirable grass or grass-like weeds and other weeds present. The thickness of thatch accumulation should also be considered.
Early fall and spring are ideal times to renovate lawns because the favorable weather enhances recovery.
A soil test should be made prior to starting renovation. Soil testing provides information on the nutrient status of the soil at nominal cost. County extension offices have shipping boxes, directions for taking samples, and information sheets that should be sent to the Iowa State Soil Testing Laboratory with the sample. Early fall and spring are ideal times to renovate lawns because the favorable weather enhances recovery.
Summer renovation is not recommended.
Selecting a Lawn Care Provider for your Lawn Renovation.
At Nice & Precise Lawn Care we have the experience and positive reviews from our customers to ensure your satisfaction with your lawn renovation.
Nice & Precise Lawn Care has been operating in Ames Iowa since 2010. We are fully insured and licensed chemical applicators. We also offer a Weed Free Guarantee. Visit our website for more information or to request a free quote for lawn care services.