Corona Landscape Provides Fall Landscaping Tips for Valley Homeowners

Chandler, Ariz. September 24, 2013 – Tempe landscaping company, Corona Landscape, recommends Valley homeowners take certain measures this fall to ensure lawns stay green throughout the winter.  The company suggests homeowners prepare now to over-seed winter rye grass.

The process begins by turning off sprinklers for a couple of weeks prior to scalping.  After this step, homeowners can scalp, seed and water.  Corona Landscape recommends homeowners apply two applications of fertilizer before the end of December.

“A lush lawn in December is just another reason to be glad we live in Arizona,” said Ed Bambauer, owner of Corona Landscape.  “Everyone, including winter visitors, will enjoy a yard with green grass.  Corona Landscape is available now to help homeowners with over-seeding installations.”

During the winter months, summer lawns will become dormant and turn yellowish in color. Therefore, fall is the time homeowners should over-seed their summer grass with a cool season grass such as Perennial Rye grass.  By doing so, a winter lawn will be fully established before the cold weather arrives.

Because all varieties of rye grass will not return, over-seeding must be done each fall to ensure a green lawn during the winter months.  Fall over-seeding creates a cool season lawn that will last into spring.  In addition, maintaining a thick stand of cool season grass also helps to prevent aggressive winter weeds from invading the lawn.

Homeowners choosing not to over-seed will experience a dormant lawn throughout the winter months.  However, grass will re-emerge in the spring.  To ensure the life of the root system in dormant grass, homeowners must water a dormant lawn for 15 to 20 minutes weekly.

In addition to preparing for winter lawns, Corona Landscape recommends homeowners also replace summer annuals with winter annuals this fall.

About Corona Landscape

Founded in 2004, Corona Landscape is a family-owned and operated full-service landscaper providing landscape maintenance services in Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Ahwatukee and Ocotillo, Arizona.  The company is licensed, bonded and insured (ROC #268146).  Corona Landscape specializes in both residential and commercial landscape maintenance and installation services.  For more information, call (602) 373-9100, or visit the company’s web site at www.coronalandscape.com.