According to Steve Daly, growing great turf in Valpo is easy peasy! Huh? Valpo? The “OG” of Valparaiso Lawn Care believes growing a great lawn in Valpo is as easy as 1-2-3. “Just add water!” he says.
According to Daly, people make it more difficult than necessary. He exclaims, “Just follow the right full-season lawn care program, adjust your mower settings correctly, and water your lawn correctly.” That’s easy for him to say; he’s an expert! Fortunately for folks in Valparaiso, Daly now has an online page dedicated to helping folks with best practice lawn solutions.
Helping Valpo with Lawn Solutions 24/7
Perma-Green has always built its brand around local expertise and coaching customers with advice including: when to water, mow, and optimal fertilizer plans. But with Perma-Green’s new page dedicated to helping Valpo with lawn care solutions, people now have support between lawn applications. One thing that has always differentiated Valparaiso’s oldest lawn service is the advice and local expertise its technicians offer clients after treatments. While not personalized to a homeowner’s unique requirements, this page is a great resource for rain forecasts, droughts, and other helpful solutions. The Valparaiso Lawn Care & Rain Forecast Guide is also accessible 24/7—when you want, where you want, and the way you want!
This means you have access to real-time precipitation tools, soil information, and lawn care specials. It even includes a section deemed Valparaiso Lawn Care Tips. Perma-Green still believes the key to a customer’s success and happiness comes from the personalized coaching of the client’s technician. Yet the online page offers supplemental solutions and other helpful content.
For example, last summer’s armyworm invasion caught everyone off guard. Perma-Green’s new page is capable of helping our community know what to look for and how to find solutions. Perma-Green’s Steve Daly was inspired to help his hometown with solutions the next time we face similar issues. The Valpo Lawn Care Page offers locals real solutions.
While the new Valpo Page offers useful information, tips, and other helpful content, Daly believes most people will benefit from his new pages regarding precipitation and rain forecast tools. Visitors can find both the forecast and relevant solutions conveniently.
While Perma-Green is a regional lawn care company, the company was established in Valparaiso in the early 1970s. So what’s the secret to nearly 50 years of success? Simplicity. According to Daly, it’s just a matter of feeding the root system with the right full-season lawn program and knowing when to water/how much.
A good lawn care company will help identify the right treatment and coach the homeowner on proper watering technique. The watering guide is a great supplement to their helpful culture!
Best Practice Watering Comes with a Team Approach
According to Daly, “Even the best full-season lawn care plan is ineffective without the right watering. When we visit our full-season customers, our techs will offer helpful advice such as when to mow, how high they should set their lawnmower, and how often they should water.
The Valparaiso Lawn Care & Rain Forecast Guide doesn’t replace the assigned technician’s role in supporting customers at the time of visits. Yet it does offer value to the homeowner in-between visits.
Of course, the best advice comes with experience and expertise. The Valparaiso Page is just a supplement to personalized coaching. Every lawn is unique with its own set of challenges. Perma-Green’s technicians make their recommendations based on known factors—including what type of soil the lawn has, as well as what treatments were previously used. Every lawn in Valparaiso is unique!
Knowing When to Water & How Was a Game-Changer!
Knowing how much to water your lawn in Valparaiso is especially critical when the summer heats up and the rain/moisture dissipate. It is not uncommon for lawns in Porter County to only get merely 1/3 of the rain needed to stay healthy. It’s up to the homeowner to make up the difference through best practice watering! The amount recommended is a moving target; sandy soils need more watering than clay soil. Every soil has unique requirements.
My lack of success growing grass in past summers was likely from improper watering. That all changed when I hired Perma-Green. Mike, my assigned technician, coached me on when to water and how much. He also suggested removing damaging tall grass plants and explained his strategy. I learned his approach would change as my lawn became more healthy. While I like to think I was rewarded for supporting locals, I must confess—I originally went with Perma-Green due to financial concerns.
It all started with my estimate. I had never gone with a professional lawn care company because I was distrustful of the “free stuff” many lawn care companies offer to entice you with. Most of the time, the free offerings were hidden in the full-year plan. Perma-Green’s estimates were different. Rather than play games, Perma-Green’s price was straightforward and transparent. Perma-Green compared their price to my price if I bought the fertilizer and applied it myself. Perma-Green was able to do it for the same price….and all I had to do was water and mow. Easy peasy!
Watering New Sod | Valparaiso Lawn Care for Start-Ups!
Perma-Green doesn’t install new sod, but they are experts at maintaining it!
According to my Perma-Green technician, a newly sodded lawn will require water 1-2 times per day. Sod should be watered so that the sod strip is wet throughout its entire thickness and the soil underneath is moist to the depth of 1 inch. Overwatering sod is a common mistake. Do not saturate the soil below the sod. This will inhibit roots from growing into the soil. As sod becomes established while roots penetrate & grow, gradually reduce the frequency of watering but wet the soil to a greater depth. After the sod has been mowed 3-4 times, deep & infrequent watering should be practiced. Follow watering guidelines for your soil conditions!
Watering New Grass Seed
Perma-Green recommends watering grass seed, or a newly seeded lawn 2-4 times per day—the seedbed should be moistened to a depth of 1-2 inches but not saturated. As the seed germinates and seedlings begin to grow, it is essential that the new seedlings are not allowed to dry out. Continue to water 2-4 times per day if the weather conditions are dry. When the seedlings reach 2 inches in height, gradually start to reduce the frequency of watering and water more deeply. After the new turf has been mowed 2-3 times, deep & infrequent watering should be practiced. Follow watering guidelines for your soil conditions.
Valpo Lawn Care Solutions come 24/7
Perma-Green’s Valparaiso Lawn Care Page is meant to educate and help Valparaiso customers with lawn solutions. While offering real-time rain forecasts, soil descriptions, and Steve Daly’s Helpful Tips, it should be noted that this page is a supplement to customized coaching and does not replace the benefits of having a personalized technician who is familiar with your soil, lawn, and history of maintenance.
According to Daly, the best advice starts with a lawn assessment. Everything starts with this necessary action. Fortunately for us, Perma-Green offers this evaluation at no cost. For my family, it was a smart decision, but everyone is different. While I went with Perma-Green because it cost less than doing it myself, I will stay with them because they gave me my best lawn ever…. and it came with some great coaching!!
Written by Jim Jano Janesheski