If you live in the Asheville area, you are probably familiar with some of the struggles we face with gardening and lawn care in our beloved Blue Ridge mountains. Our humid southern climate and clay soil make for a lot of lawns in need of a lot of help. Thanks to our sustainable, organic approach to lawn care, and our years of experience as lawn care providers in Asheville, NC, Clean Air Lawn Care Asheville is the clear choice for your lawn renovation. Are you ready to learn more about our lawn renovation services? Get in touch for a free estimate, or read on below to get the details.
A lawn renovation takes a weed-infested, unhealthy lawn and turns it into a healthy, lush lawn with fewer weeds, higher resistance to disease, and healthy, water-efficient soil. Lawn renovations entail a multi-step process (you can see our process in detail below) that removes weeds, primes and enriches the soil, and grows new grass from seed. A full lawn renovation is usually done in the fall or spring when soil temperatures are warm, but the air is cool — an ideal time for grass seed to germinate.
Lawn renovations are often referred to as “lawn restorations” because their goal is typically to restore a lawn to its optimum state. However, some lawns have never made it to the lush, healthy, and green condition that is the goal for Clean Air Lawn Care lawns. With this in mind, we refer to the revitalization and beautification of a weedy lawn as a “renovation.”
Just like the rest of our lawn care services and treatments, we use a sustainable and organic approach to lawn renovation. We focus on the health of the soil by applying rich compost top dressing before, and a high-quality, organic fertilizer and lime treatment after we re-seed the lawn. These treatments are designed to enrich the soil with the much-needed nutrients, minerals, and soil microbes that healthy grass needs.
Not every lawn needs a full lawn renovation. You may just need to start treating your lawn with high-quality organic fertilizers and focusing on proper watering, mowing, and weed control. However, if you look out your window and see more weeds and bare patches than healthy, green grass, you are probably in need of a lawn renovation.
We can bring your lawn back to life.
There’s a variety of reasons why renovating your lawn might be a good idea. We’ve seen a lot of lawns in the Asheville area that need help. Some have been left untended for years, and some were never given a chance to really thrive. No matter the reason for renovating your lawn, we want you to know that we can help you have a beautiful, healthy lawn—no matter its current condition.
We will create a lawn renovation approach tailored to what we see in your yard during the free estimate process. If your lawn is completely overrun with weeds, then we do a complete renovation from scratch, including using an organic or pet-safe weed killer. If there is an existing stand of grass, then we focus on the patchy areas that need work and overseed to create a consistently thick and healthy lawn.
The first step of your lawn renovation will be aeration. We aerate in multiple directions to allow for the best conditions in your new lawn. Lawn aeration is necessary to create a healthy lawn out of a damaged, unhealthy one. Unhealthy lawns in Asheville tend to have heavily compacted clay soil and shallow roots. Aeration directly addresses this issue by allowing more air and oxygen, water, and nutrients to infiltrate and circulate in the soil. Increased oxygen, nutrients and moisture leads to deeper roots and healthier grass.
Your lawn renovation starts with aeration because it will allow the nutrients from the fertilizer and compost top dressing to do their job, and the new grass growth to grow strong, deep roots. All of this helps us reach our goal of creating a green, lush lawn that is healthy in the short AND long term.
After prepping the soil and seeding the lawn, we need to make sure that the soil has the minerals, nutrients, and microbes it needs to grow healthy grass. Our compost topdressing treatment is an essential part of the lawn renovation process. Applying a layer of compost is a big part of accomplishing our goal of creating a healthy, beautiful lawn. The compost fills in the holes from the aeration and creates the perfect bed of soil for the grass seed to take root. We use a high-quality compost top dressing that infuses the soil with beneficial microbes, minerals, nutrients, and organic matter.
After we’ve primed your soil with aeration for optimum water and nutrient uptake, we seed it with high-quality grass seed. We use a turf-type tall fescue blend grass seed. This seed blend has proven to be a resilient and efficient grass blend for our region.
After we seed your lawn, we apply a starter fertilizer and a lime treatment. The starter fertilizer provides added nutrients for healthy new grass growth and strong roots to take hold. The lime treatment balances the ph of the clay soil and provides available magnesium and calcium for optimum grass health. The starter fertilizer and lime work together to strike the perfect balance of soil nutrients, beneficial microorganisms, and minerals in the soil. The compost topdressing, starter fertilizer and lime treatment create a balanced and healthy soil that sets the scene for optimum grass health and growth.
Finally, we’ll make sure you’re prepared for growing your new, healthy, and organic lawn. We will discuss maintenance options for your new lawn, including continuing organic fertilization treatments and setting up our all-electric, solar-powered mowing service. Our organic fertilization treatments ensure that your grass stays healthy and green. The humic acid in our Soil Builder treatments prevents the clay soil from getting compacted and allows for the nutrients and microbes in our fertilizer to penetrate and feed the grass. Continuing to feed your soil the nutrients and microbes it needs to stay healthy will keep your lawn beautiful in the long run.
If you’d like to see if your lawn would benefit from a full renovation, get in touch. We’ll let you know what would be best for getting your lawn back in shape.