Lawn Care Services
Akers of Lawn offer a range of services to suit the needs of every customer. We have experience in working on a variety of different landscapes, from small backyards to bowling greens, golf courses and school ovals. Below you can see many of the services we offer.
Akers of Lawn recommend this process on a lawn that is lacking in nutrients and needs a boost. This can be due to many factors, but often presents as a dry, hardened soil or a thick, spongy thatch layer. Both prevent water, oxygen and nutrients from getting to the roots and giving the lawn the best chance of flourishing.
Coring is the process of aerating the lawn by extracting plugs of lawn to alleviate compaction and allow for water, nutrients and oxygen to have contact with the root system. Once we extract the plugs of soil, which occurs every 2 to 3 inches, the roots are open and able to absorb water and nutrients easily.
Originally, a few holes were poked into a lawn with a fork or machine that pushed the soil back down. As you can imagine, however, it has been discovered that this method increases the density of the soil and adds to the problem.
Lawns that receive regular coring are easier to mow as they are less dense and can save up to 50% on watering costs due to a quicker absorption rate.
Depending on mowing habits and lawn type, your lawn will inevitably develop a thick, coarse, spongy texture to it over time. This is called a build-up of ‘thatch’, which is the result of a deep matting of the root system and presents as a layer of compressed stems, roots and blades which accumulate between the top of the soil and the green tips of the grass.
When a lawn gets to this state, it is not healthy as it can cause fungus and disease to form. In addition, it often results in higher water bills as it is difficult for water to penetrate, causing run off and excess watering.
Scarifying is the process of thinning out this thatch layer to allow for new growth, with the use of a specialised machine. This does not damage the lawn and it allows for easier maintenance and saving in water costs. The average household requires their lawn to be scarified every 3-5 years (ask for a free quote to have your lawn assessed).
Once your lawn has been scarified by Akers of Lawn, it will be easier to mow, it will feel more even under foot and it will look greener.
Lawns can be frustrating, tiresome and expensive if maintained incorrectly. Many factors can impact on the health of your lawn, beetles, weeds, poor nutrition, uneven mowing and weather are some of the major contributors to this. If any of these become an issue, we have a solution. We know how important it is to have your yard looking good for special events and the sunny season, so give us a call and we can work out something that suits your needs.
Once you have the landscape you have always dreamed of, Akers of Lawn understand that life is busy and we are here to help you maintain it. We offer a follow up service which entails a visit from one of our qualified staff to check in on your property regularly to help upkeep the quality you have paid for.
Our friendly office staff will contact you before the visit to let you know we are coming and you will be given an assessment of the follow up and recommendations if they are required. As part of this process, we can provide fertilizing and treatments at your request.
Akers of Lawn have specialists which will help you make your dream yard a reality. Whether you have something specific in mind or need an expert opinion to help you envision something unique to stand out on your street, help is only a free quote away.