Lake Anna Green: Over 30 years of Passionate Turfgrass Experience
About Our Team
Steve McCormick is a native of Peoria, Illinois. After graduating from Southern Illinois University with a degree in Plant and Soil Science and an emphasis in Turfgrass Management, he spent his next five years as an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at two private country clubs in St. Louis, Missouri.
He and his family then relocated to the DC metro region where he was the Golf Course Superintendent at a high-profile country club for 18 years. After having a weekend getaway cabin on Lake Anna for the last 10 years, Steve and his family recently became full-time, lake-front residents near the North Anna River tributary. He has a vested interest in preserving and improving the health of the Lake Anna watershed while maintaining a vigorous, lush backyard to enjoy with family and friends.
Call or Text Steve at (540) 894-7767.
VDH’s Harmful Algae Found in Lake Anna
Phosphorus entering the water has caused harmful algae to grow in Lake Anna. Our region’s soil/grasses do not require a lot of phosphorus, and the earth cannot store much of it. Our soil is sticky, but once it reaches its maximum phosphorus capacity, any excess phosphorus leaches. When a nutrient that is unable to attach to soil particles attaches to water, leaching occurs. The public is advised to stay away from the water in various areas of the lake and not to use it for any purpose.
Our Comprehensive Turfcare Program
The herbicides we use include products that perform the following functions: crabgrass pre-emergent control, broadleaf weed control, and selective warm season weed control (Yellow Nutsedge and Goosegrass are examples). In untreated lawns, crabgrass and broadleaf weeds quickly outcompete desired turfgrass species, such as Turf-Type Tall fescue, soon negating the aesthetic and environmental benefits.
Insecticides we use are timed to provide maximum control of white grubs. The white grubs in their larval stage can cause major lawn damage from early July through October. Our products target other damaging infects such as Fall Armyworms.
Fall is a critical time when cool grass craves pampering and requires the most attention. We begin the fall season with aeration and overseeding, utilizing high-quality products and advanced machinery to aerate and seed precisely, dropping only the amount of seed necessary and helping the seed in establishing itself in the ground. Besides, we apply a large amount of nitrogen to the lawn to help in its growth and to create deep ruts in the soil, preparing it for a strong spring.
Standard Turfcare Program Services
When it’s time to install a new lawn, it’s critical to keep in mind that not all grass seeds are made equal. We’ll assist you in selecting the appropriate seed variety for your soil and turf requirements. Then, using industry-best practices, we’ll prepare the ground, broadcast the seed, and fertilize the soil.
Topsoil provides nutrients and also helps in the delivery of additional oxygen to plant roots, resulting in improved plant health and growth overall. Additionally, it enables the establishment of more robust roots, which results in reduced soil erosion.
Aerating your lawn will result in a noticeable improvement in the quality of your turf. This method of puncturing holes into the lawn and soil helps the roots in receiving the necessary nutrients for survival and nourishment.
Yearly overseeding makes up for the turf’s natural slowing rate of reproduction. The primary advantage of overseeding your lawn is that it keeps it thick and dense. Spots that become sparse will shift back to being dense and lush. Thick grass, when cut at the proper height, will have very few weeds. The second advantage of overseeding is resistance to disease.
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