Aerate, compost and overseed

Aerate, compost and overseed

Why and When Should I Aerate, Compost, and Reseed My Lawn? Why Aerate? Aeration extracts 2-5″ plugs of thatch and soil out from your lawn, allowing air, water, and nutrients to reach the roots of the grass more effectively. Aeration improves drainage, promotes...
Watering your lawn Q&A

Watering your lawn Q&A

When and how often do I water? The best time to water is in the early morning, between 4 and 6 AM. This allows your lawn to get a nice drink before temperatures heat up, evaporating the moisture off the plant. Watering early in the morning reduces the susceptibility...
Pruning Spring blooming Shrubs

Pruning Spring blooming Shrubs

While early spring is a great time to prune most shrubs, it is best to prune early-Spring bloomers right after they bloom, preferably within six weeks. As our azalea, rhododendron, viburnum finish blooming, it is important to perform the most aggressive pruning on...
Common Virginia Grasses

Common Virginia Grasses

What type of Grass do I currently have in my lawn? Chances are likely if you are in Northern Virginia, you have a Tall Fescue lawn. However, it is possible to grow warm season grasses such as bermuda and zoysia in our climate. Southern Virginia, especially in the...

Why should I Have a Soil Sample Done on My Lawn?

Soil Samples are an important aspect of turf health as it helps manage the nutritional values in the foundation of your lawn. These tests determine quantities of lime and fertilizer needed in lawns and gardens. Sorensen Outdoor Services can complete a soil sample for...
Fall gardening checklist

Fall gardening checklist

Leaf Removal Are you proud of the lawn that you have worked hard to establish this fall? Do not let the leaves smother your new grass! Removing or mulching leaves from your lawn is important not only for looks, but also for the health of your lawn. A thick layering of...