We all know the best defense against sickness is having a healthy lifestyle, and the concept is the same for your lawn and landscape. Your grass needs regular lawn care, including fertilization, weed control, annual aeration, and overseeding to be prepared to fight lawn diseases like rust and leaf spot common in South Dakota. Aerated soil allows your grass to more easily access the nutrients provided by fertilizer. By overseeding, you'll fill your lawn with healthy grass blades, making it difficult for a disease to take hold. Weed control is also important because of weeds overtake your yard, your grass will become weak and susceptible to disease. These services all work together year-round to improve the overall health of your lawn and landscape, thwarting the threat of widespread lawn disease.

Fertilizer is full of essential nutrients, giving your grass what it needs to overcome threats of disease.

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Like the vitamins many people take daily, fertilizer gives your plants the essential nutrients they need to grow healthy and strong. Not only will you get grass that has vibrant color and lush density, but grass that's more resilient against disease, too. When your lawn has all the resources it needs, it can develop a strong root system and can fend off disease. Systematic fertilization in a lawn will allow your grass to thrive and overcome threats of disease.

Nitrogen, the main component of many fertilizers, promotes healthy leaf growth by aiding chlorophyll production.

Weed control prevents weeds from sapping nutrients from your grass.

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It's no secret that weeds are a common nuisance in many lawns, but what you may not know is how they encourage disease within the lawn. Weeds compete with your grass for essential nutrients, which can prevent your grass from receiving enough nutrients to stay healthy. Since weeds hog as many resources as they can, the grass is left weakened, leaving it vulnerable to lawn disease. Once you implement a regular weed control program into your lawn, your lawn will have the essential nutrients all to itself and be able to grow into the healthy, green, disease-free oasis you intended.

Annual aeration and overseeding are crucial to establishing a healthy lawn.

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Throughout the year your soil will become compacted, whether by normal foot traffic or the weight of snow. Compacted soil makes it difficult for nutrients, water, and sunlight to reach the roots of your grass. Aeration will loosen compacted soil to make it easier for, water, light, and nutrients to reach the roots of your lawn. By improving access to these resources, your lawn can bolster against disease.

The perfect compliment to your aeration treatment is overseeding. Since aeration creates loose soil and plug holes, it's the perfect environment for fresh grass seeds to take hold and establish in. As those new seeds flourish, they will help fill out your lawn, resulting in a thick, lush carpet of grass. The healthier your grass is, the more difficult it will be for disease to overtake your lawn.

Ready to prep your defense against lawn disease? Call to schedule today!

Our professional team at Sharp Lawn Care can prep your lawn with the defense it needs to fight disease. We offer our services to residential and commercial property owners in the Sioux City, IA area as well as in Sioux Falls, SD and the surrounding cities including Tea, Harrisburg, and Brandon. We are experienced and dedicated to giving you the most comprehensive lawn care you've ever had. We offer a full range of services, from fertilization and weed control to aeration, overseeding, and more. The best time to get started is now, so don't delay!

If you live in the Sioux Falls, SD area and would like to schedule our services, call our team at (605) 251-6880. For customers in the Sioux City, IA area, call (712) 253-8024.