Aerate in the spring and fall to get air, food
and water deeper into the root zone of your lawn. Aeration is very important in the Denver Metro area since our soils
are mostly clay. See Happy Roots Lawn Aeration
Fertilize regularly. Get on a program that feeds according to the seasonal needs of
your lawn and applies the 4 lbs. of nitrogen per 1000 s.f. per year required for Blue Grass. For best results in the
spring and fall aerate before you fertilize. See Happy Roots Fertilizer.
Water properly. If you don't, then the money you put into aerating,
fertilizing and other services will be wasted. Watering, aerating and fertilizing work together. Don't set
your clock in the spring and ignore it until winter.
Add soil amendments to break up
clay during aeration and fertilizer treatments.
mower blades 3 times per year to help prevent disease and to improve asthetic appearance.
Don't power rake Blue Grass. It is not necessary. If you feel the need
to get rid of dead grass, just mow your lawn an inch lower than normal for it's first mow of the season. Power raking
only benefits grasses that spread with rhizoms.