• Top-dress and over-seed your lawn, every spring or fall.
• Aerate & Thatch
• Fertilize, Fertilize, Fertilize
• Mowing (bag or no bag)
• Soil testing
• Lime, Calcium & PH correction
Kentucky Bluegrass –
Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis) is the king of the turf grasses in the north. It does not tolerate shade very well, so it cannot hide from the summer sun the way tall fescue does. It is a rhizomaceous and stoloniferous grass that forms a dense sod.
It is fine-leaved and dark green and forms an excellent quality turf. The aggressive root system makes it the most drought-tolerant of the cool-season grasses. It is more shade-tolerant than bermuda grass. It tends to go dormant in the summer but recovers when temperatures fall. It requires more maintenance than the fescues, but it gives an attractive turf that can be mowed at 2 inches in the cool season.
Kentucky bluegrass requires a soil that is well drained and slightly acid. It does not thrive in alkaline soils. It depends on correct management, especially in the summer months. Proper fertilizing, watering, and mowing are necessary to have the dormant turf survive and look good through the summer heat.
Perennial Ryegrass –
Rye grasses are adapted into Whistler landscaping mainly for their fast growing ability as a cool season grass and is sometimes referred to as winter rye grass. Perennial ryegrass is a permanent lawn choice in cooler climate areas.Perennial Ryegrass lawns are one of the best lower maintenance lawns of the cool season grasses. This is one of the toughest and most traffic tolerant turf covers that can be grown. Ryegrass is noted for quick germination, shiny green colour, fine texture (newer turf type varieties) and dense forming sod. High disease and insect resistance helps to make perennial ryegrass one of the leading choices for lawn and athletic covers in the cooler regions of North America.