Trust TruGreen in Lee’s Summit for Lawn Maintenance
If you’ve spent any amount of time trying to care for grass around Kansas City, you’ve probably run into the two major obstacles to a healthy, green lawn: the summer rains and the heavy clay soil. Our Lee’s Summit TruGreen lawn maintenance plans are designed to create optimal lawn conditions and relieve compacted soils so that the muggy summer weather actually works for your lawn—not against it. Here’s how we accomplish that.
Quick Overview of Lee’s Summit Lawn Maintenance From TruGreenDuring our initial visit to your home, our TruExpertSM certified specialists conduct our famous Healthy Lawn Analysis®.✦ This inspection of your soil, grass and overall yard condition helps us get a better feel for what’s going on—and what’s going wrong. We take soil samples to check the pH balance and nutrient levels of your soil and then search for any weeds, insects or lawn disease that may be present.
The results of our analysis help us create a plan of action. We use lime to balance your soil’s pH and a custom fertilizer to add nutrients to your soil. We deploy targeted weed control as well as a pre-emergent application to kill common Kansas City weeds like Henbit, Chickweed, Crabgrass and Dandelions—and make sure they don’t come back. We address any insects or lawn diseases we find through services like our TruShieldSM Flea and Tick Control Plan, White Grub Prevention and Control Service, or our Premier GreenTM program.
Core Aeration—Treating Your SoilThe soil in and around Lee’s Summit tends to get compacted from a combination of heavy foot traffic, clay soil and the wet and muggy summers. Compacted clay soil holds water in, which can work well in the wintertime when water is scarce, but during wet summers, this waterlogging creates flooding and encourages weeds. To relieve this, we recommend services like aeration and overseeding:
- Aeration is where we remove quarter-sized plugs from your lawn so that rain, oxygen and nutrients can flow freely to the roots of your grass. It also “unpacks” compacted soil, which helps with water absorption and flooding issues during long periods of rain.
- Overseeding your lawn around the same time as aeration can be beneficial. It builds up your lawn’s natural defense against weeds by promoting dense, healthy grass growth so that weeds can’t compete for nutrients, sunlight and space in your yard. This can also repair bare spots or patches in your lawn caused by insect or disease damage.