The best time to renovate your lawn is during the early fall because any grass seed that is planted will have 10 months to germinate before the hot months of July and August.
Chantilly, VA (PRWEB) July 14, 2014
Saunders Landscape Supply, located in Chantilly, Virginia, wants to remind homeowners this season about the benefits of lawn renovations and landscaping before the fall season starts.
In the past 12 months, roughly 164 million people have gardened or performed some sort of yard work on their homes, and Saunders wants to make sure that everyone gets their property prepared for the fall and winter months so that they can enjoy their outdoor view next spring.
Various materials, along with a mix of different wood, are used to make mulch. Mulch is used to retain soil moisture, regulate soil temperature, suppress weed growth, and for aesthetic appearances. Saunders Landscape Supply recommends mulching when the soil temperatures have risen enough that the ground has settled, which is usually in late summer or early fall.
The company offers organic topsoil, which is a mix of compost and topsoil. The topsoil provides ample space for grass to grow, while the compost provides it with nutrients. Saunders recommends at least a one inch thickness of mulch for planting grass. One cubic yard of topsoil, also supplied by the company, can cover about 300 square feet at a one inch thickness. Because the soil is easily spreadable, homeowners have the option to easily and affordably plant grass.
"The best time to renovate your lawn is during the early fall because any grass seed that is planted will have 10 months to germinate before the hot months of July and August," said Donald Saunders Jr., President of Saunders Landscape Supply.
By laying new grass seed in the late summer or early fall, customers will benefit from the new grass having time to germinate and grow to its full potential the following spring.
"Some homeowners will conduct a core aeration, and this helps relieve the compaction in the soil. This is typically completed by a machine that penetrates the soil by two inches," explained Saunders. "By relieving the compaction in the soil, the roots of grass can more easily expand and grow, and this makes way for a healthier, thicker lawn."
Saunders Landscape Supply has served residents of Virginia and Maryland since it was founded in 1994, and provides the materials that homeowners need for any lawn renovation or maintenance plan. The business is located at 14016 Sullyfield Circle in Chantilly, VA. For more information, call 703-764-4831, email marketing (at) saundersls (dot) com or visit saundersls.com.