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Aeration-could be the MOST beneficial thing you can do for your lawn!

IT’S TIME………… 




Core Aeration is one of the most beneficial services homeowners can have done for their properties each year, for a variety of reasons. It is our firm belief at Vetorino’s Fertilization that if you as a homeowner only chose to do one thing for your lawn each year, you make that service your annual Core Aeration.

What does Aeration do? Aeration does a variety of things for your lawn, and listed below are our Top best reasons why every homeowner should aerate each year.
• Relieves soil compaction
• Increases water infiltration
• Stimulates new root development
• Improves turf thickness, vigor, and overall health
• Provides better fertilizer penetration into the root zone
• Increases air penetration into soil which increases soil microbe activity
• Increased microbe activity breaks down thatch

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The benefit of having one company…..

Eggsfor all of your landscaping needs……..


There’s an old adage about not putting all of your eggs in one basket -It is an idiomatic phrase meaning that one should not focus all his or her resources on one hope, possibility or avenue of success.If you put all of your eggs in one basket when you are ready to sell them, if anything happens to the basket, all the eggs will be gone. Therefore, it is best to put the eggs into several different baskets for safekeeping – or, best to put your money or time or investment into several different things. This isn’t always true- and for your landscaping, there are many benefits to having one company for all of your landscaping needs.

As you know by now, we are a full service company- if you need it, we can likely do it- enough said-

We train and expect our men and women to be observant, and make sure that they communicate when they notice that something isn’t right- for example: The maintenance crew comes out weekly to mow your lawn and someone notices that there seems to be a big squishy spot out in the back corner of your yard, or several discolored patches in the lawn- they bring that information back and we address it immediately. Based on the information, we make sure that we let you know about the problem and get the appropriate person out there ASAP to assess and correct the situation. When you choose to have several different companies maintaining your landscape  XYZ takes care of your irrigation and one of those large Mid-West corporations taking care of your fertilization, and someone else mows your lawn, no one is really looking out for you and your property as a whole. So, when considering who is taking care of your landscaping, maybe you should reconsider “putting all of your eggs in one basket”

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Fall Cleanups, so many benefits

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Healthy cleaned up lawn free of leaf debris

There are many benefits to having a Fall clean up~It’s not just about the appearance of your property that should make you decide to have a Fall cleanup. There are several other factors you should think about as well.

By removing the leaves from the lawn, it helps to keep lawn fungus’ at bay,  lawn fungus’ such as Gray and Pink Snow Mold. Snow mold is caused when there is an extended period of snow cover on ground that is not completely frozen. Snow mold can also occur under leaves that have not been cleaned up or amongst long grass that should have been mowed once more before winter set in. Leaves can smother the lawn and kill it off, which becomes expensive in the Spring when you get the new grass to grow. Most lawns in the Northern U.S. are composed of one or more cool-season grasses. “Cool-season” lawn grasses are so called because they’re most active during those periods of the year when moderately cool weather predominates. Fall is one of those times. Blessed with sufficient sunlight, nutrients and water, and enjoying temperatures that are neither too cold nor too hot, cool-season grasses such as Kentucky bluegrass revitalize themselves in fall. This is when they must “make hay,” strengthening their root systems. A thick layer of fallen leaves can impede the growth of these grasses. Why? Because they can deprive the grass of a key element: sunlight. If not raked up in time, a thick and/or matted layer of fallen leaves casts excessive shade over the grass below.    Last but not least….wet matted leaves are harder to clean up in the spring, which takes more time and thus your cost increases.

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