Diverse Turf Lawn Care Solutions
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Diverse Turf offers a variety of Turf Maintenance and Improvement Services
Have you ever said to yourself, "I wish I could find someone to complete regular yard maintenance all year long?"
Does your home or business need more maintenance but you don't have the time?
At Diverse Turf we know how important it is to keep your home/business looking the best it can all year around. 
That is why we offer a variety of turf maintenance and improvement services.
At Diverse Turf we provide the highest quality lawn maintenance to all of our customers. 
We offer seasonal rates as well as full season contracts for the year. 
Diverse Turf strives for excellence in customer service and attention to detail when it comes to lawn care maintenance.
List of Service
  • Weekly Mowing (Recommended)
  •  Bi-Weekly Mowing
  •  Leaf Removal (Fall)
  •  Landscaping
  •  Seeding & Fertilization
  • Aeration & Dethatching
  •  Shrub Planting & Trimming
  •  Mulching
  • Fencing
  • Light Excavation
  •  Retaining Walls
  •  Landscape Curbing
Turf Maintenance Services

Weekly Mowing (Recommended) or Bi-Weekly Mowing

Proper mowing begins with choosing the correct height for your turf grass species. Cool-season grasses such as bluegrass, tall fescue, and perennial rye-grass are generally mowed at 3.0 to 4.0 inches high. The repeated mowing of cool season grasses too low places the turf under stress causing it to require more water. The resulting turf is thin and weak and is highly susceptible to weed invasion. Grass maintained at a taller height produces deeper roots reaching more available water.

To prevent weed germination, mow frequently at the tallest recommended mowing height. Weeds germinate rapidly when turf is scalped by mowing too short or when it is not mowed frequently enough. Both mistakes decrease turf density and cause an open canopy that favors weeds. Experts recommend a range of mowing heights to meet specific turf activities. Lower mowing heights require more frequent mowing. Annual grassy weeds — such as crabgrass — are especially a problem on turfs that lack density as the result of poor mowing.

Kentucky bluegrass lawns – mow 2.5 to 3.5 inches.
Tall fescue lawns – mow 3.0 to 4.0 inches.
Fescue/bluegrass lawns – 3.0 to 3.5 inches.
Bluegrass/ryegrass lawns – 2.5 to 3.5 inches.
Creeping red fescues – mow 3.0 to 3.5 inches.

Warm-season grasses, such as zoysia grass, should be mowed at 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 inches. In the spring (before green-up), warm-season lawns should be mowed at a low setting on your mower. This dead leaf and stem tissue should be removed from the lawn. Mowing at a low setting in spring increases the green-up rate, reduces thatch accumulation and allows for easier and more uniform mowing during the growing season. As the season progresses, mowing height should be adjusted upward so that by September you are mowing at 2 to 2-1/2 inches. Warm-season lawns should be left tall (2 to 2-1/2 inches) in the fall. Raising your mower height throughout the growing season will result in a thick, vigorous turf.
Set the height of your mower by placing it on a flat surface and measuring the distance from the ground to the bottom edge of the blade. Make height adjustments as needed.

Frequency
The frequency of mowing will depend on the mowing height and growth rate of your selected grass species. The grass should be mowed when it has grown one-third taller than the desired height (this is called the one-third rule). Cool-season grasses in the spring and fall may require some weeks with two mowings (5 to 6 day interval). The same holds true for warm-season grasses throughout the summer months. Mowing more frequently is not as much extra work as you might think, because lawns mowed at the proper height cut more easily and quickly. Failing to follow the one-third rule results in the removal of excessive leaf tissue, stressing the grass at a time of the year when susceptibility to diseases runs high. This results in a thinned turf canopy with a poor root system.
Raise the mower deck if mowing has been delayed due to wet weather. Mowing heights can be slowly worked back down, over several mowings, to your desirable height.

Grass Clipping

Many homeowners believe grass clippings need to be removed to have a healthy, vigorous lawn. You can have a beautiful lawn without collecting your grass clippings.

When mowed regularly, clippings filter down through the grass, decompose rapidly and recycle nutrients back into the soil. Clippings should be uniformly distributed rather than deposited in clumps. Mowing the lawn when the grass is dry and using a properly sharpened mower blade will spread clippings evenly.

Leaf Removal

In autumn, it is not always necessary or even desirable to remove all fallen tree leaves. Instead, increase mowing frequency to mulch leaves back into the lawn. This practice recycles essential nutrients that were mined by deep tree roots back to the soil surface, making them available to shallow, fibrous turf grass and tree roots. University research has shown that mulching tree leaves into lawns has no detrimental effects on thatch or soil pH. Of course, there are some limitations of this practice. Avoid mulching leaves into the lawn when leaves are wet or when deposition is so large (more than a 2-inch-high layer) that turf-smothering, clumps are left on the lawn. 

Mowing is an important part of a lawn maintenance program. Proper mowing height and frequency with a sharp blade will result in a healthy beautiful lawn.
Turf & Plant Improvement Services

Fertilization

"Barefootable" grass
Backyards and barbecues. Trampolines and kids. Neighbors and friends. They're everything thick, green lawns were made for. Regular feedings provide the nutrients your lawn needs to look its best and withstand the stresses of weeds, heat, drought and family activity.

Worry-Free Lawn
Regular feedings are the fastest, most affordable way to care for your lawn, keeping problems out of your yard and off your mind. Feeding your lawn two or three times a year gives grass plants the nutrients they need for deep roots and strong, full blades. Working with Diverse Turf is all it takes to grow stronger, greener grass that can crowd out weeds and stand up to heat, sun, stress and play.

A Breath of Fresh Air
Grass is living, breathing nature right outside your door. And like all living plants, it needs food and water. While you and Mother Nature can easily take care of the watering, grass plants simply cannot thrive without proper nutrients. That's where regular feedings come in.

Regular Feedings Are Key
Like your teeth or your health, it's easier to keep your lawn at its best with an ounce of prevention. Just feed your lawn every 6 to 8 weeks to keep it looking nice and worry-free. 

Seeding or Over-Seeding for Thicker Healthy Lawns

The weather, kids, and pets can be tough on lawns. Lack of water, too much heat, wear & tear, and other problems can make it look worn and thin. You can help reinvigorate your lawn by over-seeding. In the north, spring and fall give you the ideal conditions for cool-season grass seed: cooler temperatures and more moisture. In the south, late-spring through mid-summer provide ideal conditions for warm-season grass seed. 

Aeration

Technically speaking, aeration is the naturally occurring process of air exchange between the soil and its surrounding atmosphere. Practically speaking, aeration is the process of mechanically removing small plugs of thatch and soil from the lawn to improve natural soil aeration. It’s commonly called “core aeration” in the lawn service industry, and you may have heard of it as soil cultivation (coring, spiking and slicing). Most homeowners simply call it aeration.

Benefits of Aeration
Core aeration can help make your lawn healthier and reduce its maintenance requirements through these means:
Improved air exchange between the soil and atmosphere.
Enhanced soil water uptake.
Improved fertilizer uptake and use.
Reduced water runoff and puddling.
Stronger turfgrass roots.
Reduced soil compaction.
Enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance.
Improved resiliency and cushioning.
Enhanced thatch breakdown.

Frequency
Most home lawns benefit from annual aeration. Heavily used lawns, or those growing on heavy clay or subsoils may need aeration twice a year.

Best Time to Aerate
If you have cool season turf-grass such as Kentucky bluegrass and perennial rye-grass, both spring and fall are ideal times to aerate. In spring, aerate between March and May. Perform fall aeration between August and November. Aeration before or at the time of late season fertilization enhances root growth and improves spring green-up and growth.

Warm season turf-grasses such as zoysia-grass and bermuda-grass should be aerated in mid-spring to summer. Avoid aerating when warm season grasses are dormant – it may encourage weed competition. In addition, avoid aerating warm season grasses during spring green-up, and not until after their first spring mowing.

Hedge & Shrub

Newly planted, weak, deficient or high maintenance species of trees may periodically need to be supplemented with a tree specific type fertilizer. The best way to care for your trees is with Diverse Turf monthly lawn care service. We will continually inspect the condition of the trees on your property and give them the specific care and attention they require to grow as strong and healthy as possible. We are familiar with all tree species and the special care that each one needs to grow to its potential.

Tree/Hedge/Shrub Fertilization

Similar to other living things, plants need nutrients. Are your shrubs getting what they need to flourish? We can apply a premium grade, specially formulated fertilizer to your shrubs which will assist in maintaining their health and vitality.

CAUSES OF POOR PLANT GROWTH
Trees and shrubs that are growing poorly exhibit one or more of the following symptoms:
• Light green or yellow leaves.
• Leaves with dead spots.
• Smaller than normal leaves.
• Fewer leaves and/or flowers than normal.
• Short twig growth.
• Dying back of branches at the tips.
• Wilting foliage

Poor growth symptoms may be caused by inadequate soil aeration or moisture, adverse climatic conditions, improper pH, nutrient toxicity or deficiencies, or disease. Recently transplanted trees and shrubs often will not resume a normal growth rate until their root systems become established. Plants disturbed by construction within the past 5 to 10 years may be in shock and produce limited new foliage. First, determine why your plant is growing poorly, then try to correct all factors contributing to poor growth. Fertilization may be helpful, but only after you correct problems causing poor growth.
Landscaping Services

Shrub Planting & Shaping

Prune to promote plant health
Remove dead or dying branches injured by disease, severe insect infestation, animals, storms, or other adverse mechanical damage.
Remove branches that rub together. Remove branch stubs. Avoid topping trees. Removing large branches leaves stubs that can cause several health problems. It also destroys the plant's natural shape and promotes suckering and development of weak branch structures.

When shaping shrubs, achieve optimum results by honoring their natural habit. Use restraint. Respect the fact that each shrub is genetically programmed for a certain size, profile, and branching pattern. Make cuts that support these features and preserve the essential character of the plant. Lollipop shapes look unattractive on the front lawn. Leave the all and especially the highly stylized pruning to the experts at Diverse Turf.

Tree, Shrub, & Hedge Trimming

After the initial pruning at planting, hedges need to be pruned often. Once the hedge reaches the desired height, prune new growth back whenever it grows another 6 to 8 inches. Prune to within 2 inches of the last pruning. Hedges may be pruned twice a year, in spring and again in mid-summer, to keep them dense and attractive. Prune hedges so they're wider at the base than at the top, to allow all parts to receive sunlight and prevent legginess.

Trees and shrubs that bloom early in the growing season on last year's growth should be pruned immediately after they finish blooming:  apricot , azalea, choke-berry, chokecherry clove currant, flowering plum, cherry, forsythia June-berry, lilac , magnolia, early blooming spirea

Shrubs grown primarily for their foliage rather than showy flowers should be pruned in spring, before growth begins: alpine currant , barberry, buffalo-berry, burning bush dogwood, honeysuckle, nine-bark, pea-shrub, purple-leaf, sand-cherry, smoke-bush, sumac 

Shrubs that bloom on new growth may be pruned in spring before growth begins. Plants with marginally hardy stems such as clematis and shrub roses should be pruned back to live wood. Hardier shrubs such as late blooming spireas and smooth (snowball) hydrangeas should be pruned to the first pair of buds above the ground.

Bed Design & Mulching

Why Use Mulch
How does mulch benefit the landscape?
1. It suppresses weeds and makes weeds that do sprout easier to pull.
2. It slows water evaporation from soil, so you don’t have to water as often.
3. It insulates soil against temperature extremes. This protects shallow-rooted plants in cold regions and coddles crops as summer sizzles.
4. It prevents soil compaction during downpours. Loose, uncompacted soil yields happy, healthy plant roots.
5. It slows storm water runoff and helps reduce soil erosion. Less runoff means planting beds are absorbing more rain.
6. It prevents disease organisms from splashing from soil to plant leaves, which reduces disease outbreaks.
7. It gives planting beds a polished look, enhancing even the most basic landscape design.


Apply mulch year round in every climate. In the coldest regions, to protect overwintering plants, apply mulch after the ground freezes. To insulate soil against summer heat, apply mulch in late spring after soil warms.
Organic mulches break down through the growing season — faster in warmer regions. Typically, you’ll have to re-apply organic mulch annually. Check mulch thickness occasionally; replenish as needed.

We at Diverse Turf have the expertise to design and build your dream lawn and would love to give you an estimate.
Diverse Turf Total Satisfaction Guarantee
We want you to be totally thrilled with our service…so absolutely delighted you will recommend us to your friends and neighbors. 

Diverse Turf wants to care for your lawn forever. 

You are the judge, if our work is not excellent, we will re-do the item in question for FREE. 
If you are still not happy, you will not owe us one red cent.
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