Green Thumb started out as a grass cutting business and has grown into a full service lawn maintenance company.
We think environmentally, recycling grass when we can. If we cannot recycle and mulch the grass on-site, we collect it and haul it to our compost site. We allow the compost to reach 160 F before turning it, thus killing the weed seeds. We mix shredded paper, thatch and kitchen scraps into the compost. The finished product is sifted to ¼ inch with a Trommel screen on-site.
We are a full-service lawn maintenance company serving residential and commercial clients. This includes fertilizing, weed control, core aeration, power raking, and shrub & hedge trimming.
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Cutting down some shrubs, blowing leaves from beds, and dethatching.
When to Aerate
In spring or fall are a good times to aerate. After a rain is a great time to Aerate as penetration of up to 2 inches is beneficial. Core aeration is the best form as it removes cores, which break down over time. It looks messy but as grass grows and is mown these break down. This should be done every two years to increase water penetration and let air into the root zone of turf. Poking causes additional compaction, while coring doesn’t.
Compost applied after aeration gives the grass a natural slow release feeding. Seeding grass into the compost allows the existing grass to get thicker which reduces weed infestation. When over-seeding, it is recommended to use a starter fertilizer. Starter fertilizer contains Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium. Phosphorus. Due to a ban, it cannot be applied to lawns unless you are seeding new grass or over-seeding. Top dressing is done in spring or fall. But not when it is very hot.
What kind of fertilizer?
A well balanced fertilizer 30-0-08 or 33-0-11 or 28-0-10 are good fertilizers to use. The middle number 0 is Phosphorus, due to a ban it cannot be applied to lawns unless we are over-seeding or starting a new lawn.
Compost for sale sifted down to a quarter inch. $60 a yard or can be sold by the 5 gallon pail.
Green Thumb TLC Inc
305 Twin Creek Road
Steinbach MB R5G 2S7