Murfreesboro Lawn Renovation Services
Lawn renovation involves restoring a deteriorated turfgrass area to an improved condition. But before getting started, we need to correct the lawn’s underlying problems. Drought, excessive shade, tree root competition, poor drainage, soil compaction, inadequate fertility, acid soils, weed or insect infestation, disease, thatch buildup, improper mowing and poorly adapted grass species may contribute to poor turf.
Most of these problems can be corrected by renovation, proper turfgrass selection and improved maintenance practices. The lower temperatures and increased moisture of early- to mid-spring make for ideal lawn renovation conditions.
The lawn must first be prepared for renovation by getting rid of any weeds and pests, which will compete with the new grass. For common broadleaf weeds like dandelions and plantains, a broadleaf herbicide containing 2,4-D may be applied; the seeding may be done in two weeks. A herbicide containing a combination of 2,4-D, MCPP and dicamba is suggested if the weed population contains many different weed species or hard-to-kill weeds, such as clover or ground ivy. A six-week waiting period will be required following use of this herbicide combination.