Looking for the Perfect Gift?

Lawn Care Gift Certificates are a great idea!

Having trouble finding that perfect gift for a good friend, neighbor, or family member?

Perhaps  you a real estate agent that would like to something original to give your clients as a home warming gift or for the Holiday days?

It’s never been easier to give the gift of a beautiful landscape with Dremlawns Gift Certificates.

It’s really very simple! Call today 757-631-9773 or Contact us.

Gift Certificate ideas:

For a friend or family member
For new homeowners:
– Give the gift of landscaping services that will be around for years to come
For real estate agents:
– Give a free landscaping gift certificate with a purchase of a new home
For that home on the block everyone wants cleaned up:
– Get a small donation from each neighbor and give a gift certificate to the resident

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What is Dethatching?

What is Dethatching?

“Dethatching” lawns refers to the mechanical removal from a lawn of the layer of dead turfgrass tissue known as “thatch.” This residue is bad for your grass, as it keeps water and nutrients from seeping down to grass roots.

Easy Dethatching tip:

Pushing rake tines deeply down into the grass when you are raking leaves in the fall is an easy step you can take towards dethatching lawns for minor cases of thatch build up.

In worse cases, core aeration may be necessary for dethatching lawns properly. If you have badly compacted soil, that’s another reason to aerate your lawn.

You have three options when it comes to core aeration:

Hire a lawn service to do the job
Rent a core aerator
Buy an aerator

The best two options are either to hire a lawn service or to rent a core aerator. When it comes to buying, not only is cost an issue, but storage is an issue as well.

And how would you pick between the other two options? Well, if you’re not physically up to the job, don’t live near a rental center or just plain don’t like gadgets very much, it might make sense for you to choose to hire a lawn service like Dreamlawns to conduct this work.

Alternate Spellings: de-thatching

Common Misspellings: dethaching

Our Seeding services are customized for your property

You can be assured you’ll enjoy superior results with our seeding and aerating services. We understand that each property is unique. Our experienced team knows which seeds to use and how they should be applied for the most beautiful lawn imaginable.

Property owners have counted on us for our expert seeding services since 1996. We’re a locally-owned business, which makes it easy for us to address questions or issues that may arise after completing our work. You will enjoy working with true professionals. What to expect:

High-quality seeds used
Seeds selected to suit your property
Expert application procedures
Proper turf aeration
Professional dethatching
Lawn monitored for growth
Superior results

Whether your property is in a sunny or shady location, we can nurture a beautiful lawn with our expert seed application, core aerating & lawn care services.

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What can I do this year to protect my lawn from crabgrass?

Many people assume that there’s no need to start treating their lawn until “spring” when the trees and flowers are blooming in April. Warmer spring temperatures bring your lawn out of dormancy and begins an active growth cycle. Unfortunately, that means crabgrass will be germinating and growing too! Pre-emergent crabgrass weed control applications are an important step in annual lawn management. However, choosing the right timing for the application can be tricky, and bad timing will only result in a waste of time and money.

For the best results, pre-emergent should be applied BEFORE crabgrass is visible above ground. Just like those pretty spring flowers, new crabgrass will begin to appear in mid-spring and by then, it’s too late. The key to crabgrass control is making sure the seeds cannot germinate. If you wait until after crabgrass is present and growing, pre-emergent won’t work and you’re in for an uphill battle to keep control of your lawn without doing damage. In our growing region, a lawn without pre-emergent treatment can expect crabgrass to spread quickly during the warm summer months. Between midsummer and early fall, each plant will produce thousands of seeds. While the first frost will kill existing crabgrass plants, the seeds remain dormant through the winter, waiting to ruin your lawn next spring. Unwanted grasses and weeds simply cannot thrive in robust grass; besides a regular fertilization and weed control regimen to keep your turf happy and healthy, keep these tips in mind for success in the spring and summer:

• Mow at frequent intervals to keep the grass at a consistent height- we recommend 3.75 to 4 inches for tall fescue. Crabgrass seeds require plenty of light to germinate, so keeping the turf thick and tall will keep any weed seeds at the soil surface in the dark. Mow too short, and weed/crabgrass seeds will grow, well… like weeds. Also, be sure to keep your mower blades sharp so that they CUT blades of grass, instead of tearing. You can bag clippings if you like, but we recommend mulch mowing and leaving the clippings in the lawn- they help restore nutrients to the soil as they decompose, and can help to block sunlight from those pesky weed seeds lurking on the soil surface!
•In an established lawn, water deeply once or twice a week this spring and summer, instead of daily. Watering on an irregular schedule and only when needed promotes deeper root growth that’s essential to healthy turf grass. Remember, the goal is a few gulps, not several sips. The only time you’ll want to water frequently, is if your lawn is newly-seeded or sodded: then, you’d water in shallow, more frequent intervals just until the grass gets established before weaning it back to once or twice a week. Not sure how much is enough? We recommend at least one inch of water a week, once the rainy part of spring is over. Because every sprinkler system flows differently, the easiest way to measure an inch of water on the lawn is to set a clean, empty tuna can on the lawn and run your system. When the can is full to the brim- that’s one inch of water. Write down how long you had the system running to water that amount, then you can program your system for the same amount of time, once (or twice) a week!

If you’re concerned about crabgrass ruining your lawn, call us! The first two rounds of our Basic Program of fertilization & weed control include crabgrass pre-emergent. We’re winding down with Round 1 for 2018, but there’s still time to get your lawn treated with the first application of crabgrass pre-emergent before it’s too late in the season!

Our service areas:

Virginia Beach Lawn Care
Chesapeake Lawn Care
Norfolk Lawn Care

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