One of the most important roles of a strata manager is to ensure that the building and grounds always look their best. Obviously, proper strata lawn and garden maintenance is a key component of this role as inhabitants of the strata want to see a beautiful landscape around their home or commercial facility. Growing the greenest lawn, a soft, lush lawn requires special attention and year round care which is why many stratas trust West Coast Lawns and Gardens to provide a range of services to keep the lawn and gardens looking immaculate.
So, how do we help our customers grow the greenest lawn and maintain it? Our professional services are focused on preventing and removing weeds, regular maintenance and mowing, checking the soil, and removing debris. Let’s take a closer look.
Prevention is the first step in ensuring a weed-free lawn. We often treat a lawn early in the spring to prevent weeds from germinating and eventually establishing roots. For difficult weeds such as crabgrass, pre-emergent treatments as their called can help to prevent seeds from sprouting. Nevertheless, some weeds are bound to grow and they need to be removed. At West Coast Lawn and Maintenance, we remove broadleaf weeds such as dandelions by hand and we also use weed control products when their growth is widespread.
Regular mowing and watering are important for growing a lush, green lawn. Depending on the time of year, the frequency of mowing will change. In spring, you probably need to mow at least every 5 days, which is important because regular mowing protects your lawn – if you cut the lawn too short, you can damage the grass and allow weeds to grow. During dry months, you want to water regularly to maintain that green glow. A good rule of thumb is providing your grass with at least 2-3cm of water weekly; and we recommend two watering cycles. Ensuring you have an effective and functioning irrigation system is an important step and our professionals can provide maintenance for these systems so that they are operating properly.
Healthy soil grows healthy lawns – if your soil is too acidic or too alkaline, the pH of your lawn should be adjusted. Our professionals can test your soil and adjust the pH as necessary. Lime and peat grass, sulphur or iron sulfate are examples of compounds when used properly can help keep your soil pH in the optimal range. Additionally, our expert services ensure that fertilizer schedules promote healthy grass roots without facilitating weed growth.
Finally, removal of twigs, leaves, and other debris from your lawn not only ensures it maintains its healthy appearance year-round, but also allows you to enjoy your beautiful lawn. All the care and maintenance in the world is hardly worthwhile if your lawn is covered with falling leaves or other debris. Our professional lawn maintenance experts keep your grounds clear of natural waste as well as removing garbage that may be littered or dropped on your lawn.
Ultimately, there are many steps involved in keeping your grass soft, green, and healthy which is why it is always a great idea to work with professionals such as West Coast Lawns and Gardens for your regular strata lawn and garden maintenance.