FAQs

FAQS

Q?

What’s the best type of grass that grows in Triad area?

A.

Any type of cool season grass, such as Kentucky bluegrass, Rough bluegrass,Creeping red fescue, Sheep fescue, Tall fescue,Perennial ryegrass and Annual rye grass would be a good grass to grow in the Piedmont area, due to the climate. The warm season grasses, such as Bermuda, St. Augustine and Zoysia grass is better on the coastal areas due to hotter weather.

Q?

Why do you have brown patch

A.

Brown Patch disease occurs when bad fungi are present, when weather conditions are good for it in optimal weather conditions for the fungi, and when the grass is susceptible. A little bit of Brown Patch during the summer is normal and nothing to worry about. If you have a severe case, here are some issues that will make Brown Patch in your lawn worse:

Improper Watering Leads to Brown Patch

Brown Patch occurs when the surface of the lawn stays wet and the soil is dry. Watering too often and too lightly will result in lots of brown patches in your lawn.

Solution to Improper Watering: If you’re watering often and shallowly, switch to watering every 3-4 days deeply (one inch of water per session).

Heavy Thatch Is a Friend to Brown Patch

A thick thatch layer is the perfect breeding ground for Brown Patch fungi. In addition to providing a good home for fungi, a heavy thatch layer keeps water up on the surface of the soil and prevents it from reaching the roots...exactly the conditions that cause the dollar spot fungi to thrive.

Solution to Heavy Thatch: Fertilizing is a good start, but you need to reduce thatch with Core Aeration. Aeration helps water penetrate into the soil and reduce thatch.

Q?

What is aeration?

A.

Technically speaking, aeration is the naturally occurring process of air exchange between the soil and its surrounding atmosphere. Practically speaking, aeration is the process of mechanically removing small plugs of thatch and soil from the lawn to improve natural soil aeration. It’s commonly called "core aeration" in the lawn service industry, and you may have heard of it as soil cultivation (coring, spiking and slicing). Most homeowners simply call it aeration.

Q?

How many Lawn treatments do Garrison’s Landscaping provides?

A.

We provide 7 lawn treatments in calendar year..

Q?

When is the best time to water my Lawn?

A.

Early in the morning is the ideal time to water for most lawns. There's less wind, less hot sun, and your lawn has a full day to dry. Watering at night invites mildew and fungus. In the hot afternoon, much of your water can be lost to wind and evaporation.

Q?

How do I get a quote?

A.

You can call us directly at 336-404-4343 or email gary.ford@garrisonlandscaping.com

Q?

What does it cost for an estimate?

Q?

What’s the best type of grass that grows in Triad area?

A.

Any type of cool season grass, such as Kentucky bluegrass, Rough bluegrass,Creeping red fescue, Sheep fescue, Tall fescue,Perennial ryegrass and Annual rye grass would be a good grass to grow in the Piedmont area, due to the climate. The warm season grasses, such as Bermuda, St. Augustine and Zoysia grass is better on the coastal areas due to hotter weather.

Q?

Why do you have brown patch

A.

Brown Patch disease occurs when bad fungi are present, when weather conditions are good for it in optimal weather conditions for the fungi, and when the grass is susceptible. A little bit of Brown Patch during the summer is normal and nothing to worry about. If you have a severe case, here are some issues that will make Brown Patch in your lawn worse:

Improper Watering Leads to Brown Patch

Brown Patch occurs when the surface of the lawn stays wet and the soil is dry. Watering too often and too lightly will result in lots of brown patches in your lawn.

Solution to Improper Watering: If you’re watering often and shallowly, switch to watering every 3-4 days deeply (one inch of water per session).

Heavy Thatch Is a Friend to Brown Patch

A thick thatch layer is the perfect breeding ground for Brown Patch fungi. In addition to providing a good home for fungi, a heavy thatch layer keeps water up on the surface of the soil and prevents it from reaching the roots...exactly the conditions that cause the dollar spot fungi to thrive.

Solution to Heavy Thatch: Fertilizing is a good start, but you need to reduce thatch with Core Aeration. Aeration helps water penetrate into the soil and reduce thatch.

Q?

What is aeration?

A.

Technically speaking, aeration is the naturally occurring process of air exchange between the soil and its surrounding atmosphere. Practically speaking, aeration is the process of mechanically removing small plugs of thatch and soil from the lawn to improve natural soil aeration. It’s commonly called "core aeration" in the lawn service industry, and you may have heard of it as soil cultivation (coring, spiking and slicing). Most homeowners simply call it aeration.

Q?

How many Lawn treatments do Garrison’s Landscaping provides?

A.

We provide 7 lawn treatments in calendar year..

Q?

When is the best time to water my Lawn?

A.

Early in the morning is the ideal time to water for most lawns. There's less wind, less hot sun, and your lawn has a full day to dry. Watering at night invites mildew and fungus. In the hot afternoon, much of your water can be lost to wind and evaporation.

Q?

How do I get a quote?

A.

You can call us directly at 336-404-4343 or email gary.ford@garrisonlandscaping.com

Q?

What does it cost for an estimate?

A.

It is absolutely free..