eden https://edenapp.com Best Service in USA Mon, 21 Feb 2022 12:51:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.4 https://edenapp.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/favicon.ico eden https://edenapp.com 32 32 The Effects of Snow Removal on the Environment https://edenapp.com/blog/the-effects-of-snow-removal-on-the-environment/ https://edenapp.com/blog/the-effects-of-snow-removal-on-the-environment/#respond Mon, 21 Feb 2022 11:03:23 +0000 https://edenapp.com/?p=19992 Someone said, “When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels.” As a child, snowfall brought extreme …

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Someone said, “When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels.” As a child, snowfall brought extreme joy. We remember running out the door while our moms yelled at us to wear gloves because we just could not wait to build a snowman. And then lob some snowballs at our friends or if the snow was thick enough – flop down to make some snow angels. But as an adult, we cannot help but groan whenever snowfall is forecasted because the first choice of snow removal is not even a choice anymore but a must.

The beauty of snow loses its luster when we learn how dangerous it can be and the accidents it can cause if left uncleared. Therefore the local governing bodies spend a lot of funds towards de-icers each year to guarantee the public roads and walkways remain ice-free to ensure public and road safety. Private homeowners also invest in equipment like snowblowers and snowplows to keep their driveways snowless and make sure access to their homes is not restricted. But like a lot of industries, there are certain negative effects of snow removal techniques on the environment. Let’s take a deeper look to understand better.

Impact of Snow Blowers on the Environment

At the fag end of fall, we’re already checking if our snowblower is good to go come winter. We tune them up so that we can whip them out whenever snow is forecasted and get to clearing our driveways. Little did we know how much our carbon footprint increases in size every time we do this.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has said that an average two-stroke snowblower emits about a pound of carbon monoxide per hour of its usage. Don’t understand how much that is? Mother Earth News says that your car would emit that much carbon monoxide when you drive it for 70 miles.

The Department of Environmental Quality states that the emissions of a typical four-stroke gas-powered snowblower after an hour of usage are the same as that of a car after it has covered 339 miles.

These are some big numbers that we need to be aware of, especially as the earth’s average temperature is rising due to global warming.

Impact of De-icers on the Environment

Salt has been used to remove the snow on U.S. roads since the 1940s. According to the American Geosciences factsheet, the average amount of salt applied to the roads each year is 24.5 million tons. That number seems a little incomprehensible because of how big it is. And it makes one wonder where all of it goes once winter ends.

Rock salt melts the snow and ice, mixes with the water formed subsequently, and seeps into the ground and surface waters, thus increasing their salinity. Rock salt runoffs that enter drinking reservoirs and private wells can have a significant effect on human health. Increased sodium concentrations (since sodium chloride is the main component of rock salt) can adversely affect people with hypertension.

These saltwater runoffs can enter surface waters like rivers and lakes as well. In small concentrations, they get diluted by the freshwater bodies, but as the usage of rock salt has increased steeply over the years, we face an environmental crisis. High chloride levels are toxic to fish and other freshwater organisms, as well as amphibians; it affects their fertilization and development process.

Rock salt that accumulates in high concentrations at the side of the roads is extremely harmful to the plants and animals that lick the salt crystals.

Salt is also a corrosive agent and leads to the corrosion of bridges, vehicles, and roads, making the government spend 5 billion dollars annually on repairs. Thus, there is a severe financial impact due to the use of excessive rock salt.

What We Can Do

Now that we know that some snow removal techniques can have a severe effect on the environment, the question foremost on your mind probably is, “How can I help?”

Here are a few ways you can reduce your emissions and salt usage.

Changing Your Snow Blower

If you still use a gas-powered snowblower, you can change it to a battery-powered, electric, or hybrid snowblower. Electric snowblowers are cheaper and easier to maintain, but they are not very effective in removing heavier snow loads. So use electric snowblowers only if your region does not experience frequent snowfall. With proper research, you can find some battery-powered snowblowers that will be best for your use. Regular maintenance of a snowblower will also help reduce the emissions caused by it.

Brine Solution

Preventive measures are often recommended than corrective measures. So replacing the de-icing process with an anti-icing process will go a long way in reducing salt seepages into water. Rhode Island has been using one such method where they apply a brine solution with a 23.3% salt concentration to the roads before a forecasted snowfall. This melts the snow on contact and prevents the creation of frost.

Using A Sand Mixture

Mixing sand with the salt while treating the roads is also a good alternative to applying pure rock salt. This sand will not melt the ice, but it will create enough traction for people to drive their cars without the risk of slipping. But the amount of sand used needs to be kept in check. If excessive sand is used, it will run off with the snowmelt and enter into freshwater bodies and reservoirs, polluting them.

Hiring A Snow Removal Service

Better ways to combat the environmental impact are still being studied since the measures presented above are not without their disadvantages. Hiring a professional snow removal service to clear the snow whenever possible could contribute towards reducing the usage of de-icing agents. For example, if you contact a snow removal company to clear the snow off your whole neighborhood, you would be preventing the use of multiple private snowblowers and the de-icing of that entire area. Thus making the entire process more environment-friendly.

Let us continue to adapt techniques that will not negatively impact the environment or have a reduced impact on the environment. Because, in the current climate of rising temperatures, every little contribution counts.

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State and local ordinances inform one about their legal duty to remove snow from their property and the immediate area around it to maintain public safety. Given below are a few state-wise snow removal ordinances. We have included some (not all) local ordinances as well.

Florida

Florida has no state or municipal snow removal ordinance.

Illinois

According to the Illinois (745 ILCS 75/) Snow and Ice Removal Act, the owners or any other occupants of a residential property are required to clear the snow off the sidewalks around their property. This is the public policy of the state. Also, anyone removing the snow or ice will not be held responsible for any damages caused when doing this unless the damage was intentional.

According to Section 2 of this Act, no owner, property agent, or any other person responsible for the residential property will be held liable for any alleged personal injuries caused while clearing snow unless a clear intention to cause harm is seen.

Chicago

According to the Municipal Code of Chicago (4-4-310 & 10-8-180), the homeowners, occupants, businesses and other property owners in Chicago are responsible for removing snow and ice off sidewalks. Snow that falls between 7:00 am to 7:00 pm should be cleared by 10:00 pm at the latest, and snow that falls between 7:00 pm to 7:00 am should be cleared by 10:00 am. The people of Chicago are supposed to remove snow all seven days of the week. The snow must be removed to a width of at least 5 feet on all sidewalks abutting one’s property.

Massachusetts

According to MGL c. 85, § 7B, nobody apart from an employee representing the state of Massachusetts or any subdivision of it or an independent contractor employed by the state is allowed to push, pile or plow snow onto a state highway in a way that obstructs the flow of traffic. If anyone is found doing so, a fine of $150 will be imposed.

According to the Massachusetts Regulations for Safe Condition (410.452), the owner of a property is responsible to keep all modes of access to the property in a safe and operable condition at all times. This includes keeping exterior stairways, fire escapes, egress balconies and bridges free of snow and ice. If the property has an independent means of access and not a shared one, the occupant is solely responsible for keeping it clear of snow and ice.

Michigan

According to Section 257.677a of the Michigan Vehicle Code, when clearing snow, ice or slush, a person is not supposed to pile it or push it to the shoulder of a roadway in a way that obstructs the vision of a driver who might be using that road. Also, the person is not supposed to push or pile the snow or ice onto a roadway or highway.

Minnesota

According to the 2021 Minnesota Statutes Section 160.2715 RIGHT-OF-WAY USE; MISDEMEANORS, part (a)(1), unless it is due to the contracted or lawful actions of road authorities or any of their agents, employees and utilities, obstructing a highway or depositing snow on it is illegal. 

Under Subdivision 1 of Section 160.21 SNOW REMOVAL, road authorities of the state and cities may form contracts with each other to remove snow from the highways under their jurisdiction.

New York

There are no statewide regulations concerning snow removal for the state of New York. However, there are some city ordinances.

New York City

According to the New York City Administrative Code, every owner, tenant or any other person responsible for the property is required to clear the snow off the sidewalks adjacent to their property. This is within their snow removal responsibilities.

The period for snow removal are as follows

  • If the snow stops falling between 7:00 am and 4:59 pm, it should be cleared within 4 hours.
  • If the snow stops falling between 5:00 pm to 8:59 pm, you have fourteen hours to remove it.
  • If the snow stops falling between 9:00 pm to 6:59 pm, it must be cleared before 11:00 am.

In Queens, the property owner is only supposed to start clearing the snow before the four-hour deadline.

Under the premises liability law of New York City and many Long Island Communities, the property owners and tenants are responsible for keeping their property free from any potential risks that could injure a visitor.

Ohio

The state of Ohio does not have any specific statewide regulations regarding the removal of snow from sidewalks. However, several individual city ordinances govern snow removal.

Cleveland

According to the City Code, the City of Cleveland requires all property owners, occupants or property managers to clear the sidewalks adjacent to their property by 9 am every morning.

In Cleveland Heights, according to Section 521.04 (f), every owner and occupant is responsible for keeping the area abutting their property free of snow, ice or any other nuisance.

Snow removal laws are stricter in the city of Parma, which is the Cleveland area’s largest suburb. According to Section 660.05 (a), all property owners and occupants are required to keep the sidewalks, curbs and gutters adjacent to their property free of snow and ice. Any accumulated snow must be removed within a reasonable time of 12 hours after any storm.

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has a unique law concerning snow and ice removal. It is called the Hills and Ridges Doctrine. Under this, the property owner or occupant is responsible for the removal of snow and ice around the property when the accumulation reaches a point where it obstructs safe travel.

Philadelphia

According to the City Code of Philadelphia, Section 10-720, the property owner, tenant or agent is responsible for clearing snow up to a width of 36 inches on any sidewalks or curbs adjacent to their property within 6 hours after the snow has stopped falling. The snow that is removed from their property, driveways and sidewalks must not be piled on the street.

Wisconsin

There are no specific statewide laws governing snow removal practices in Wisconsin. The state allows municipalities and other governing bodies to make ordinances and laws for regions under their jurisdiction.

Milwaukee

According to the snow removal ordinances in Milwaukee, the property owners and occupants are responsible for clearing snow off the sidewalks abutting their property within 24 hours after the snow has stopped falling. The cleared snow must not be pushed, shoveled or blown onto the streets.

Ontario, Canada

Various cities in the state of Ontario have specific by-laws governing the removal of snow from sidewalks.

Hamilton

According to Section 5 of the City of Hamilton By-law 03-296, home and business owners or property occupants are required to clear snow and ice from public sidewalks and walkways, including access ramps located at street corners, within 24 hours of accumulation. This removed snow must not be placed in the street or in a way that restricts access to a fire hydrant.

Toronto

The city’s Municipal Code Chapter 719 holds residential and business property owners responsible for clearing snow and ice off all walkways adjacent to their properties. This should be completed within 24 hours after the snow has stopped falling.

If you require professional snow removal services in any of the states mentioned above, you can contact Edenapp. We provide both residential snow removal services and commercial snow removal services while following all the state laws.

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Are you still clearing your driveway with a shovel? It’s time to upgrade to the latest technology.

Is there any more time-consuming task than shoveling snow? Fortunately, you no longer need to engage in this outdated and time-consuming activity thanks to technological advancements.

Here are a few ingenious technologies that will keep your home free of snow and ice while saving your time and effort. 

Snowbot

Are you ready to transfer your snow removal responsibilities to a robot? Hanyang Robotics is here to help with the Snowbot. This artificially intelligent snowblower features treaded wheels, a 360-degree conduit that can throw snow up to 20 feet, ultrasonic detectors that allow it to avoid obstacles, and a security camera mounted on the front so you can monitor what it sees. Snowbot owners can assign the automation work to clear a specific area with just a swipe on an accompanying app, and the device will return to recharge when it runs out of power. 

RT-1000 Tractor

Left Hand Robotics has you covered with the RT-1000 Tractor if you have a big property that needs snow removal. This completely autonomous workbot will plow snow (or mow the grass) along a goal set by its user, using lidar, radar, and six onboard cameras to avoid obstacles and individuals as it goes about its work. Users who prefer a more hands-on approach can use the RT-1000’s remote control feature, which allows them to control any and all of the robot’s operations while staying warm and comfortable in their own homes.  

Warmzone Radiant Heating

If your driveway is your main concern when it comes to snow removal, consider a Warmzone radiant heating system. Warmzone installs electric or hydronic radiant heating systems under the surface of driveways and pathways to melt snow before it becomes a problem, modernizing a 7,000-year-old technique for the digital age. Warmzone owners don’t have to think about it—sensors that monitor weather conditions will automatically activate the heating system when certain pre-set conditions are met, keeping your driveways and walks clear of snow and ice. 

Helmet Heat

Of course, ice and snow problems don’t just affect roads and pathways. During winter, ice dams can form in gutters, causing property damage as a result of the increased weight as well as physical hazards in the form of icicles. Gutter Helmet’s Helmet Heat product, which runs self-regulating heated cables through their standard Gutter Helmet product—a cover for cutters that allows water run-off while preventing leaves and other debris from gathering in your gutters—is designed to avoid these problems. When they say “self-regulating,” what precisely do they mean? Helmet Heat detects the outside temperature and adjusts the heat accordingly, reducing overheating and clearing snow and ice from gutters. 

Conclusion

Are you still sweeping your driveway with a shovel? It’s time to upgrade to the latest technology. We’ve listed a few clever new technology equipment that will help you maintain your property free of snow and ice while also saving you time and work. Also, you can always hire a professional snow removal company for your assistance. 

Edenapp is a reputed snow removal service company with top-rated professionals in the United States and Canada. Our experienced advice and professional assistance can handle any worries you may have about snow removal at your property. Give us a call today to learn more about our services and technologies.

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Tips for Commercial Landscaping Maintenance https://edenapp.com/blog/tips-for-commercial-landscaping-maintenance/ https://edenapp.com/blog/tips-for-commercial-landscaping-maintenance/#respond Fri, 08 Oct 2021 06:07:46 +0000 https://edenapp.com/?p=15539 You must carefully select the place for your garden. Many business landscape designs incorporate ecologically friendly plants that can withstand …

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You must carefully select the place for your garden. Many business landscape designs incorporate ecologically friendly plants that can withstand harsh circumstances. If you choose to go with naturally occurring trees, it is preferable to place them closer together. If you have the space, consider planting several different umbrellas or pagoda tree species close together. This allows more rainwater to be recycled through the leaves, but the most liquid would evaporate before reaching the other plants beneath if they were planted separately.

Begin by making Basic Framework

When you start with building the framework you must utilize drip irrigation, which doesn’t require any electricity beyond the pressure provided by neighboring wells, stream, or river water, you’ll want to plan where appliances like pumps, filtration systems, or other in-ground elements will be installed ahead of time.

Focus on Construction

It’s time to start building after you’ve chosen your plants. The first step is to eliminate any weeds or weed seeds that could harm fresh growing roots. After that, you’ll need to make drainage channels along the outside edge of your landscaping project, which you’ll fill with small river pebbles or sand. Excess rainwater will be collected in these features, while drain tiles will allow it to drain away.

Choose proper Location

When selecting a site for a commercial landscape design, it’s essential to consider how the environment impacts plant growth and the types of soil available. Land adjacent to ponds or streams can be utilized for recreation, land near busy roadways that can be beautified with planters and other flora, and land on private property that can be fenced with vines or shrubs are just a few examples of viable locations.

Select Complementing Plants

When establishing a new commercial landscape design, the first step is to select plants that fit your concept while also following regional criteria for climatic adaptability. In order to assure longevity, commercial projects benefit from the use of more hardy plant species.

Prepare Soil 

The next stage is to enrich the soil in your commercial project by adding organic material to make it more nutrient-dense. Before purchasing any plants, this should be done because you’ll want to know if the soil quality is suitable for healthy plant growth. Compost, mulch, and manure are examples of these materials.

Lawn Mowing is Important

Most business landscapes need to be low-maintenance as much as feasible. And no feature demands more maintenance than lawns, so keep them trimmed close enough to maintain their attractiveness but not so near that grass blades are seriously damaged. A decent rule of thumb is to cut leaves when they reach a height of more than two inches.

Install Good Irrigation System

Because of the large number of plants and the frequency with which they must be watered, commercial landscaping necessitates installing an irrigation system. Plants will be watered regularly by an irrigation system, which will help maintain them healthy.

A dedicated team of specialists like Eden can bring a business project to life by transforming bare areas into vibrant landscapes that allow customers to experience everything your property has to offer.

Lawn should be kept Moist

One of the most critical aspects of creating a commercial landscape design is ensuring sufficient water to keep your plants growing well. Good watering habits are critical in business landscaping since they promote rapid development while also conserving water as much as possible.

Schedule Fertilization

It may be necessary to feed organic or chemical fertilizers to the commercial plants you have chosen for your project, depending on the sort of commercial plants you have chosen. Rather than one high dose, these medications are frequently given in a succession of tiny doses. The majority of professional landscaping businesses will know what fertilizer schedule is appropriate for the plants they work with. Visit Roseburg’s top-rated garden care professionals if you want to keep an eye out for diseases and pests. They offer inspections and other treatments that can help eradicate these sources of plant death or damage.

Mulch

Last but not least, mulching is essential for preserving moisture while also providing protection to plant roots. Wood pieces that have been treated with fire, wood chips that have been treated with fire preservatives, and specific pesticides to limit weed growth where the mulch is applied are suitable mulching materials. This will not only preserve your plants but will also help to avoid erosion and keep moisture.

Conclusion

Finally, ensure that your landscape designer has extensive knowledge of landscape maintenance services, particularly in upkeep and building. Their degree of expertise will only add to the value of your property, so do your homework before hiring them.

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What You Should Know About Leaf Removal and Fall Cleaning https://edenapp.com/blog/what-you-should-know-about-leaf-removal-and-fall-cleaning/ https://edenapp.com/blog/what-you-should-know-about-leaf-removal-and-fall-cleaning/#respond Fri, 08 Oct 2021 05:49:09 +0000 https://edenapp.com/?p=15533 It’s a good time of year to do a Fall Cleanup to get your flower beds ready for the winter. …

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It’s a good time of year to do a Fall Cleanup to get your flower beds ready for the winter. We’ve already had a number of strong frosts, which has killed off a lot of your perennials and especially your annuals. They need to be trimmed down so that the spring beauty may shine through. We frequently perform Fall Clean-ups in conjunction with our leaf removal service.

Here are a few reasons why you might want to get rid of leaves:

  • Some leaves can be mulched and strewn around the lawn. The mulched leaves work as a natural fertilizer for the next season when they are integrated into the soil. However, if you cut up too many leaves without removing any, you’ll likely end up with dead areas and a thick covering of thatch in the spring.
  • The build-up of thatch. If you chop up too many leaves, they won’t have time to break down and become integrated into the soil. A layer of thatch will begin to form as a result of this. Thatch will prevent oxygen, nutrients, and water from reaching the grass plant’s root zone, limiting its growth.
  • Leaves that aren’t removed off the lawn give a safe refuge for pests and diseases to thrive.
  • Decks can also be stained by leaves.

What to do with diseased plant waste?

  • Do not throw away any landscape plant material in the truck.
  • Diseased plant debris should be composted in a compost pile that reaches a temperature of 148°F and breaks down all plant material completely. The majority of plant pathogens found in Minnesota landscapes will be killed by this method.
  • Plant waste can be taken to a municipal compost facility if your garden compost pile does not heat up properly. Compostable goods can be picked up at the curb in some cities.

Tips for easy Fall Cleanup

  • Do your preparation work  

Fix your mower’s height to the lowest setting for one final cut of the season before beginning leaf cleanup. Smoothing out your lawn with shorter grass, whether with a rake or a blower, creates less resistance, which helps the job go much faster.

Also, take a page from the pros’ book. Landscapers are frequently seen utilizing tarps to shift around mounds of leaves this time of year. You can use a 9×12-foot or larger polyethylene tarp to accomplish this time-saving method. Rake or blow the leaves straight onto it after spreading it out flat. A full tarp can be heavy and difficult to manoeuvre. Thread a rope through the grommets (knot the ends) or attach carabiners to the grommets to make hauling easier and keep the tarp from spilling open.

  • Shade your Lawn 

Mow leaves with your gas mower once more. The mower grinds them up into small pieces, which your lawn can use as nutrient-rich compost. Even if you bag the leaves, the smaller bits will fit more per bag. You’ll also burn through the last of the gas in the tank before putting the mower away for the winter.

Even the most powerful walk-behind mower might stop if the leaves are piled too high or damp, especially if the deck height is low. Slow down and lean back the mower to raise the blade out of the packed leaves; ease it back down softly if you hear the motor straining. You can also switch to side discharge from bagging or mulching mode. Clean the deck and get the blade sharpened before putting the mower away for the season.

  • Maintain Perennial Flowers

Seed heads on perennials like coneflowers and black-eyed Susans can be allowed to ripen until they turn brown and split open. These seed capsules resemble salt shakers, but they’re filled with tiny seeds. Leave them for the birds to consume, and they’ll self-sow, resulting in more native flowers.

However, there are some plants that should be pruned to avoid problems. Plants like peonies, bearded iris, and lilies can be pruned down to 3 to 5 inches in height. Iris borers spend the winter in/on the foliage; thus, it’s a good idea to get rid of it in the fall. Learn which perennials should be left alone and which should be pruned.

  • Mow the Lawn 

Just like we permit some perennials to grow a bit longer in the winter, you should leave the lawn to grow a little longer in the winter. Caterpillars and other soil-enriching invertebrates burrow down into the thatch, and a close-cropped grass doesn’t help them.

As a result, during the final cut of the season, set your mower blades pretty high. This will protect the soil while also making your turf healthier. You can also use this time to give your lawns a clean, fresh look.

Conclusion

We at Eden vacuum up all of the trash leftover from the Fall Cleanup and the leaf removal operation, shred it into tiny bits and then transport it up north to be composted organically. The leaves will convert into black gold, commonly known as compost and dirt, the next year. We despise seeing the city haul leaves to the dump in plastic bags. The leaves provide excellent soil nutrients and can be utilized and repurposed.

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How Can Your Lawn Benefit From Verticutting? https://edenapp.com/blog/how-can-your-lawn-benefit-from-verticutting/ https://edenapp.com/blog/how-can-your-lawn-benefit-from-verticutting/#respond Fri, 01 Oct 2021 04:13:41 +0000 https://edenapp.com/?p=15366 Do you want to improve the health and vibrancy of your lawn? If you’re reading this, you’re probably already giving …

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Do you want to improve the health and vibrancy of your lawn? If you’re reading this, you’re probably already giving the grass all it needs in terms of water, fertilizers, and mowing. However, you can do one more thing to ensure that your lawn is the greatest in the neighbourhood: Verticutting.

Verticutting is a cutting-edge landscaping technique that encourages your grass to grow taller, retains more moisture, and absorbs more nutrients. As you might expect, this results in a more attractive lawn, lush and resistant to injury. This article covers all you need to know about how and why to verticut your yard like a master.

What is Verticutting?

Verticutting is the technique of eliminating thatch from a lawn to allow the turf to breathe more freely. It improves the grass’s ability to absorb nutrients and moisture. This is accomplished by ensuring that all moisture is absorbed by the fresh, young grass blades rather than the thatch.

How does it work?

Verticutting isn’t the only way to get rid of thatch in your grass. The simplest method is to use a rake. On the other hand, this method is highly labour-intensive, slow, and inconvenient, especially for people with large lawns. Using a dethatcher is another option. Dethatchers, on the other hand, frequently harm turf of various sorts. Verticutting can be combined with other processes like aeration and dethatching to improve the result even more. It’s also a great way to get your lawn ready for overseeding.

Difference between Verticutting and Dethatching

Verticutting can break up thatch fast and effortlessly, bringing it to the top where it may be readily collected and removed. Whereas Dethatching can be done with a rake or a machine, requiring a significant amount of physical effort. 

The turf’s healthy blades of grass suffer little to no damage in the process of verticutting. While in dethatching, it eliminates thatch and can harm good grass blades.

Verticutting and Aeration

When it comes to Verticutting vs Lawn Aeration, the distinctions aren’t as stark as when it comes to Verticutting vs. dethatching. However, there is one significant difference between the two methods.

While verticutting focuses solely on eliminating thatch, aerating removes grass to give the remaining blades of grass more breathing space. This will encourage the grass’s roots to develop freely, eventually resulting in a more established and stable lawn. To attain the best outcomes, a combination of both procedures should be applied.

What Are the Advantages of Verticutting for Your Lawn?

Verticutting is a great way to keep your grass in good shape and improve its general health. It also does the following in addition to clearing thatch:

  • Improves access to oxygen, water, and nutrients for the grassroots.
  • Aids in water conservation by ensuring that moisture reaches the roots quickly.
  • Assists in the preparation of the turf for overseeding.
  • Aids in the general health and strength of your lawn grass.

Verticutting Your Lawn Grass: A Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Water your lawn 
  2. Mow your lawn
  3. Mark all obstacles
  4. Set the verticutter
  5. Apply verticutter
  6. Complete strips
  7. Rake your lawn
  8. Fertilize your lawn
  9. Water your lawn once again

What you will need to Verticut your Lawn

  • Verticutter
  • Some flour
  • Lawn and leaf bags
  • Rake
  • A working lawn mower 
  • Trap
  • Sprinkler
  • Lawn fertilizer

Tips to remember while Verticutting Your Lawn Grass

  • Remember to use flour to identify anything like pipes, lines, sprinkler heads, and utility cables when verticutting your lawn grass.
  • To see if it’s time to Verticut, reach into the lawn and feel the condition of the thatch. Your yard could benefit from a Verticutting session if it is half an inch thick or thicker.
  • If at all possible, wait 45 days before fertilizing your grass before Verticutting. This is because the fertilizer will increase the volume of the thatch, making it more difficult for the Verticutter to accomplish its job.

Right Time to Verticut your lawn

Verticutting your lawn in the fall is the most fantastic time of year. If you use this strategy now, your grass will be healthier and more robust than it has ever been when spring arrives.

Conclusion

Verticutting is a technique for removing thatch, insects, illnesses, and debris from your lawn without harming the healthy grass blades. Your yard will become more robust, stronger, and luscious if you follow the above procedures regularly. If you don’t have much experience with this type of procedure, you can always contact Eden, we are always ready to help.  

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Everything You Need to Know About Lawn Aeration https://edenapp.com/blog/everything-you-need-to-know-about-lawn-aeration/ https://edenapp.com/blog/everything-you-need-to-know-about-lawn-aeration/#respond Fri, 01 Oct 2021 04:01:40 +0000 https://edenapp.com/?p=15358 Basic lawn care procedures such as appropriate mowing, fertilisation, and watering should be used to produce and maintain a beautiful …

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Basic lawn care procedures such as appropriate mowing, fertilisation, and watering should be used to produce and maintain a beautiful lawn. It’s also crucial to make sure nutrients get to the soil beneath your lawn. Because it allows air and water to permeate built-up grass or lawn thatch, aeration is essential for maintaining a healthy lawn.

With this brief approach to aeration, you can get rid of thatch and make room for a lovely lawn. For the most pleasing results, you’ll discover why, how, and when to aerate your lawn.

What is Lawn Aeration?

Making small holes in the soil to allow water, air, and nutrients to reach the roots is known as aeration. The roots will grow deeper, as a result, resulting in a healthier, more vibrant lawn.

Aeration’s primary purpose is to alleviate soil compaction. An excessive quantity of solid particles in a given volume of space are found in compacted soils.

  • Preventing the proper flow of air.
  • Water.
  • The flow of nutrients inside the soil.

Excess lawn thatch and heavy organic matter buried beneath the grass surface could be depriving the roots of these essential nutrients.

Is It Necessary to Aerate Your Lawn?

One of the most often asked topics from homeowners is how to tell if their grass needs to be aerated. If your lawn has any of the following characteristics, it’s a suitable candidate for aeration:

  • It gets a lot of use, such as as a local playground or a racetrack. Soil compaction is exacerbated by children and pets running about the yard.
  • It was built as part of a freshly constructed house. Newly created lawns frequently have their topsoil scrapped or buried, and the grass growing on the subsurface has been compressed by construction traffic.
  • It dries quickly and has a spongy texture. This could indicate that your grass has a lot of thatch. Take a shovel and cut a four-inch-deep slit in the turf. Aeration is recommended if the thatch layer is more than one-half inch thick.
  • Sod was used to establish the site, and soil layering was seen. Soil layering is when a finer-textured soil, such as that found in imported sod, is laid over the existing coarser soil. Because water is retained in the finer-textured soil, this stacking obstructs drainage. As a result, the soil becomes compacted, and root development suffers. Aerating the soil breaks up the layers, allowing water to move more freely through the soil and reach the roots.

When Should You Aerate Your Lawn?

During the growing season, when the grass can fill and heal up any open areas left by removing soil plugs, aeration is most effective. Aerate cool-season grass lawns in the early spring or fall and warm-season grass lawns in the late spring, if practicable. There are various aeration tools.

Aerating Equipment: Spike Aerator vs. Plug Aerator

A spike aerator and a plug aerator are the two most common aerating tools. With a spike aerator, you use a firm tine or fork to puncture holes into the earth. A plug aerator is a lawn aerator that removes a core or plug of grass and soil. Use an aerating tool or equipment that removes dirt plugs for the most significant results. Poking holes in the ground are ineffective and might promote more compaction in the areas surrounding the holes.

How should you Aerate your lawn?

If you’re determined that your grass needs aeration, here are some lawn care suggestions:

  • Before you begin, make sure the soil is adequately moist. Nothing is more aggravating than trying to aerate dry soil. It’s preferable to aerate your grass the day after a rainstorm or water it the day before.
  • Because most aeration devices only reach a tiny part of the soil surface per pass, they make several passes over the most compacted areas. To save resources and energy, leave untouched areas alone.
  • To give your lawn a uniform, clean appearance, allow the dug soil plugs to dry before breaking them up. To break them up, run a lawnmower over them or pound them with the back of a rake.
  • A widespread myth regarding aeration is that it will remove the herbicide “barrier” if you keep on applying pre-emergent herbicide to your lawn in the spring. This isn’t the case; studies show that aeration has little effect on crabgrass control or weed control.
  • Routine lawn care methods such as fertiliser, mowing, and watering should be continued after aeration.

Conclusion

Lawn Aeration is an important part of creating a beautiful lawn, yet most people are unaware of it or don’t understand how it works. Make aerate a part of your lawn care routine if your grass is a candidate. Your lawn will appreciate you allowing it to breathe once more.

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We’ll explain what pavers are and how you may use them in your yard. Because pavers are available in various materials, shapes, sizes, and colors, your landscape design options are nearly endless.

What Are Pavers?

The term “pavers” means paving stones. That can be constructed from brick, concrete, or natural stone such as limestone, bluestone, or granite. They are available in a wide range of colors, styles, textures, and shapes.

Pavers are used for a variety of purposes. You might construct a paver patio, pathway, or pool deck out of pavers. If you can imagine it, you can build anything with pavers.

With so many alternatives, deciding where to begin can be difficult. We’ve put together some tips and design ideas to assist you while you landscape using pavers.

Landscaping Ideas With Pavers

Your backyard is the place you relax on a fantastic evening or a bright sunny day. There can be a time when you can commune with nature or party with your friends. That time you want to make your yard look unique and beautiful. Whatever activities you have planned, pavers can help you create the ideal staging ground in your garden.

  • Create geometric shapes with pavers: 

You can include geometric pavers lined with a ground cover material like river rocks or pea gravel to give your basic garden a modern, sophisticated appeal.

  • Use pavers to direct people to your door:

A wide walkway leading to the front door is one of the most popular paver projects for a front yard. A paver walkway, such as the one seen above, can welcome visitors into your home while also preventing them from strolling through your lawn or garden.

  • Put pavers between your gardens:

Landscape edging can be done with pavers. Geometric pavers will give your garden bed a crisp contour, while randomly shaped flagstones will provide it with a charming, vintage feel.

  • Create a beautiful walkway in your yard:

Perhaps you want your house to have a more natural aspect. Pavers will be the best option for you. Space them out in a pattern, with grass or ground cover plants filling in the spaces. 

  • Use pavers to make a unique driveway:

Your driveway consumes a significant portion of your front yard. With a paver driveway or carport, you can set your property apart from the rest of the community, which will make your yard look attractive.

  • Use round pavers

Pavers are available in any shape or size. Circular pavers create fantastic stepping stones with a whimsical aesthetic that are easy to incorporate into any aspect of your garden.

  • Use different color pavers.

You can upgrade pavers even if you don’t have much space in your backyard or the funds for an outdoor living space. Pavers are ideal for laying out a path through your garden. To create a cottage-like appeal, combine unevenly shaped bricks with mulch filling in the gaps.

  • Create a paver pool deck

If you have a pool in your yard, you can use pavers to decorate your pool deck. Geometric concrete pavers or any other form and material that complements the style you want for your pool area can be used likewise.

Conclusion

You can use any style and any paver mentioned above to make your yard look attractive. You can use the DIY process to install pavers, but this might be a little bit complicated if you haven’t done it before, as it involves various tools to install pavers. If you need help from a professional who can create a unique landscape with pavers, you can contact us. We will create a landscape specially designed for your home and maintain your landscape.

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What Should be the Ground Temperature for Your Lawn https://edenapp.com/blog/what-should-be-the-ground-temperature-for-your-lawn/ https://edenapp.com/blog/what-should-be-the-ground-temperature-for-your-lawn/#respond Fri, 24 Sep 2021 06:03:09 +0000 https://edenapp.com/?p=14980 It’s unusual for individuals to consider soil or ground temperature. Usually, when we talk about temperature, we’re talking about the …

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It’s unusual for individuals to consider soil or ground temperature. Usually, when we talk about temperature, we’re talking about the weather and air we’re in. However, when it comes to lawn care, our staff considers the temperature of the ground and soil to determine the optimum treatment for your grass.

The Effects of Ground and Soil Temperatures on Your Lawn Ground temperature has an impact on:

Growth stimulation: Pay attention to ground temperature if you want your lawn to develop and stay healthy. The soil beneath your grass has a significant impact on the rate at which it grows. Warmer soil contains more energy, resulting in a higher rate of growth.

Lawn illnesses: Many grass infections you observe in your yard may be due to fungal diseases, which means your lawn’s natural fungi was exposed to the incorrect conditions, leading it to grow and not in a good way. Get rid of lawn fungus.

Germination: The formation of a plant from a seed, which can only occur if the seed is sown at the proper ground temperature. Germination is influenced by two key factors: moisture and temperature.

If you want a healthy, growing, green lawn, you should keep an eye on the ground temperature, or at the very least, make sure lawn care is an essential factor.

Cool-season grasses require a specific ground temperature 

  • When the ground temperature is between 50 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit, these grasses grow like crazy.
  • When soil temperatures reach 85 degrees F or above, cool-season grasses experience actual root damage (hence the name “cool-season” grasses).

Warm-season grasses require a specific ground temperature. 

  • These grasses flourish in the south’s scorching summer temperatures. The temperature of the soil is generally between 64 and 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Warm-season grasses are harmed by frost and regularly chilly soil temperatures below 55 degrees F. Roots cease to grow, and the grass cannot effectively absorb nutrients and moisture to resist the severe temperatures.

How to Find Soil Temperatures

Take Your Measurement at the Suggested Planting Depth: If you’re planting seeds or new plants, make sure to take your measurement at the recommended planting depth. Check at least 5-6 inches deep if you measure for a mixed garden.

Make a Pilot Hole: Make a pilot hole with a screwdriver to avoid breaking your thermometer by pushing it into hard soil.

Follow the Instructions: Specific instructions can be found on the package of your thermometer. Ensure the glass bulb thermometer is firmly in contact with the soil and wait a few minutes for the temperature to register.

Provide proper shade: If the sun is shining brightly, shade the thermometer with your palm to get an accurate reading.

Multiple Measurements: Take a reading early in the morning and late in the afternoon, then average the two numbers. Take readings from different areas of your yard if you’re sowing a lawn because some places warm up faster than others.

Check out the following: To double-check, compare your soil temperature reading to these useful Green cast Soil Temperature Maps.

However, it’s crucial to note that these thermometers rise throughout the day and fall during the night. This is when you must use your detective skills. Don’t entirely rely on the soil thermometer. Average the data and utilise it to determine when it’s time to get started.

Conclusion

To successfully treat your grass and take care of your lawn, keep a constant check on ground temperatures around them. It enables people to foresee what may occur in nature and how they might assist. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions.

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Lawn Moss Control & Removal Techniques https://edenapp.com/blog/lawn-moss-control-removal-techniques/ https://edenapp.com/blog/lawn-moss-control-removal-techniques/#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2021 05:23:49 +0000 https://edenapp.com/?p=14015 Mosses have existed for more than 350 million years and are still going strong. Moss looks nice carpeting chilly wooded …

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Mosses have existed for more than 350 million years and are still going strong. Moss looks nice carpeting chilly wooded glades, but it’s not welcome in our lawns. Lawn moss can produce dense mats that compete with grass for water and nutrients, causing the lawn to become uneven and mushy to walk on. These primitive plants thrive in damp, shaded areas and can swiftly take over a lawn that is failing.

Fortunately, there are a few options for dealing with moss on your lawn. Here are some helpful recommendations from Eden’s lawn care professionals.

What is the best way to get rid of grass moss?

The optimum time to remove moss from your lawn is during the spring and summer. This gives your garden time to prepare for and recover from the summer months, when it will be at its most productive.

Moss doesn’t do well in soil with a lot of iron, which is fantastic if your soil has a lot of it. Giving your mossy tenant a dose of iron is a fantastic way to ensure it has a rough stay for those who don’t – which, if you’re reading this, most likely means you.

Iron sulphate is commonly included in lawn moss killers, so a simple spray of any excellent moss killer should offer more than enough iron to give your green foe a hard time. 

Techniques for removing moss that are simple to use

Another effective way to get rid of moss from your lawn is to use a method that any self-respecting homeowner can do. Everyday washing-up liquid is something that every household should have on hand, and it may also be an effective moss-control partner.

It’s suggested that you use 50ml of dishwashing liquid per 4.5 litres of water (for smaller patches, reduce measurements accordingly). Then, using a garden sprayer, thoroughly combine and spray the area, being careful not to drown it. Allow nature to take its course after spraying the moss patch until there is noticeable run-off.

Additionally, moss doesn’t like lime, so adding lime to your sprayer could help you get rid of your unpleasant garden visitor. This reduces the acidity of the soil, making it more conducive to grass growth.

What is the main concern?

The colour of dead or dying moss will soon turn bronze before drying out completely. Because moss has short roots, sweep over the reddish excess and let the healthy grass reclaim its spot until it turns orangey-brown.

However, while the aforementioned treatments may be effective in the short term for moss problems, they may not be long-term solutions to your garden woes. You could simply repeat the preceding methods indefinitely, but there’s no guarantee that this will prevent the moss from reappearing.

If there is an underlying issue that is causing the moss to grow in the first place, it must be addressed in order to avoid it from reappearing again.

How to Get Rid of Lawn Moss?

Lawn moss can be prevented in a variety of methods, from proper mowing technique and scarification to adequate fertilization and adequate water coverage. Why not get in contact with us for some experienced moss treatment guidance for peace of mind?

We at Eden specialize in lawn moss removal and we know how to identify, treat, and eliminate your lawn’s unsightly weeds once and for all. 

Moss on lawns does not have to be an issue. A mossy grass can be transformed into a beautiful green turf to be proud of with a little care and attention.

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