(301) 980-9005 (301) 980-9005

"Beautifying our neighborhoods one lawn at a time!"

  • We are Lawn Renovation Specialist

    Renovation is the improvement of a turfgrass stand without complete reestablishment. Reestablishment refers to complete destruction of the old stand, thorough site preparation and replanting. Turfgrass renovation is necessary when the existing turfgrass has declined to a point where cultural practices will not revive the turf but complete reestablishment is unnecessary.

    Generally, if half or more of the area has desirable turf, renovation will succeed. A number of factors can cause turfgrass to decline, including improper mowing, watering and fertilizing; poor drainage; soil compaction; excessive thatch; incorrect pesticide usage; and turf pests such as insects or weeds. Sometimes problems relate to growing a nonadapted grass species, excessive shade, tree and shrub root competition or winter injury. Excessive shade and tree/shrub root problems can sometimes be relieved by selectively pruning roots or limbs or by using a groundcover that may be more suitable.

  • Cool-season turfgrasses are best renovated during the early fall (September to October) at the beginning of their growing season.

    The Renovation Process

  • Step 1: Determine what caused the lawn to fail.
  • Step 2: Have your soil tested.
  • Step 3: Eliminate all undesirable weeds or turfgrass species.
  • Step 4: Mow the area lower than normal and remove the clippings, leaves and other debris by sweeping or raking.
  • Step 5: Remove excessive thatch.
  • Step 6: Cultivate the soil by coring or tilling to relieve soil compaction.
  • Step 7: Apply fertilizer and lime according to soil test results.
  • Step 8: Seed or sod new grass into the area.
  • Step 9: Apply water immediately after planting and keep the soil moist, not wet, until the seedlings or sprigs become well-established. This usually requires light, daily waterings for two to three weeks.
  • Step 10: Mow the grass when it reaches one and a half times its recommended height.

We Service:

Gaithersburg, Germantown, Boyds, Clarksburg, Rockville, North Potomac, Potomac, Bethesda, Chevy Chase and surrounding neighborhoods.
Map Image of Service Area
Select Map For Larger Image