F.A.Q


You have questions about lawn care and design, we have answers.

My grass is yellow with lots of weeds. What can I do about it without paying to someone?

Depending on the season and your grass type. But if your neighbor has green juicy grass while you ready to roll yours into a haystack, then you most definitely need to water your lawn if you see wilted grass.  All you need is aerator and sprinkler system or garden hose.
Next step is to clean grass from debris and old dead cuttings. You will need to aerate your law  for 3 seasons: spring, summer, fall. It will help with water absorption.  
It is advisable to water grass either early in the morning or late afternoon,  my advise is to do so early in the morning, this way grass will not burn under the sun and will evaporate before nightfall not to cause rotting and mold .
To keep up with watering scedule, you can purchase a simple inexpensive timer, large variaty of such are sold in all home-improvement stores.
Thank you, hope we were able to answer your question.

Best regards,
Express Lawn Crew.

I want a small pond. How much will it cost me?

Hello. Thank you for your question.
DIY Small pond, (depending on design and product quantity and quality you would like) can cost from $300 and up.
You can find DIY kits in home improvement stores molded into "pond" shape tray around $50-100. I personally do not recommend this product for it 's being shallow, it heats up rather too fast and might crack pretty fast. You can get special liner for same price if not less and it has direct contact with the ground to Control Temperature whether it's hot or cold outside.
Small pump with filter around $80, we do advice to get pump size up from what manufacturers advise on the product, just like for fish tanks, you want pump to work full capacity and keep your water clear.
Rock/sand also around $50 and up, depending on what exactly you want. You can find nice stepping stones on sale usually fall and winter times.
That leaves room for plants underwater and around the pond and fish. Don't forget algae solution and feed for your new pets.
Also, you might want to spend extra $10-20 on bird netting or wire mesh to put over your pond to protect your fish from cats and other "fish-hungry" predators.

Best regards,
Express Lawn Crew.

What Professional services like Aeration and Dethatching mean?

Fertilizing Services
Fertilizers are organic or inorganic materials that are applied to the soil or the plant to improve its health and provide sufficient mineral nutrient elements. Plants obtain three of the essential elements they need for growth - carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.

There are three main macronutrients –
nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K).

Nitrogen promotes rapid growth, leaf development, chlorophyll formation and protein synthesis.
Phosphorus plays a key role in early root growth, hastens maturity, stimulates blooming and aids seed formation.

Potassium increases resistance to drought and disease and also plays a part in root growth as well as in stem development.

Micronutrients also are essential for plant growth, but are needed in minute amounts. The micronutrients are: boron (B), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), chloride (Cl), manganese (Mn), molybdenum (Mo) and zinc (Zn). The fertilizer may contain some of these other nutrients, as well as NPK.
Fertilizers – Quick-Release and Slow-Release Nitrogen


Aeration 

Aeration is the process of creating openings in the lawn to help air, water and nutrients move into the soil to the grass roots, alleviate soil compaction and help reduce thatch. ... It uses spoon-shaped or hollow tines to remove columns of soil and deposit them on the surface of the lawn.

Express Lawn Aeration ExplainedCore aeration is the most effective method. It usesspoon-shaped or hollow tines to remove columns of soil and deposit them on the surface of the lawn. Spiking uses solid tines to create holes in the soil.
Slicing uses rotating blades to cut narrow slits in the soil.


Dethatching
Don't attempt to remove the entire thatch layer with one pass over the lawn. Cover the area from north to south: then use a leaf rake to remove the organic material that has been dislodged. Repeat this process, covering the lawn from east to west. You can compost the organic material that you have collected. Grass clippings do not cause thatch and they are good for your lawn. 
When mowing, it is recommended that you leave the clippings on your lawn to provide nutrients for the grass and the soil. 

Best regards,
Express Lawn Crew.