Busy Bee Lawn Service Inc provides more than just weekly lawn maintenance. Please consider us when in need of any of the following services. We have been in business since 1991 and are fully licensed, bonded, and insured.
We serve: Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater
We welcome the opportunity to provide full maintenance service. However, if all you is a need company to mow the lawn, we are happy to help.
Standard service includes weekly mowing, line trimming (weedeating) around all trees, posts, fencing, etc., edging all sidewalks, patios and driveways with a blade edger and clean up of all clippings. We mulch when possible as it is much better for the lawn but when necessary, grass clippings are bagged and removed from the property.
Your investment and beautiful landscape can quickly disappear if not
consistently maintained. Busy Bee Lawn Service Inc can help. We have maintenance programs that are customized for the needs of your landscape.
They include things like weeding, shrub prunning and trimming.
Let us improve the health of your lawn by aerating your soil. Lawn aeration,
or core aeration, helps by pulling up plugs of soil and then allowing air,
water, and nutrients to reach the roots of your grass. Lawn aeration will
help strengthen the roots and allow them to grow
deeper. Strong roots results in less water use and a healthier lawn.
Overseeding compensates for that natural slow down of the turf's reproduction. Keep your lawn thick and healthy by overseeding.
We offer year-round and comprehensive programs to maintain
a lush yard. We use only the finest fertilizers to achieve
Hate raking leaves or hauling debris? Leave it to us. No matter
what season,we can clean up that yard and leave it looking great.
Do you need property maintenance for a commercial property?
Busy Bee Lawn Service Inc strives to be a one-stop 'Outdoor Service Provider'.
We provide all types of service from lawn care to irrigation repair.
Feel confident with our safety practices, training procedures and comprehensive insurance. We solely focus on grounds maintenance so you can focus on
your business. Property managers love us because we make their
Call today to see if Busy Bee Lawn Service Inc is the right
service provider for you! 360-426-1614
What is lawn aeration? Aeration is the process of mechanically removing cores of
turf to improve the flow of air, water and nutrients in dense, compacted soil.
Why should I aerate my lawn? Aerating will allow your grass to grow healthier, greener and thicker. It will also help with drainage and allow air and water to reach the roots of your lawn.
What kind of aerator do you use? I use a core aerator that extracts plugs of soil from your lawn. The plugs can be up to 2-3/4 inches long, depending on how compact your soil is.
What is the best time of year to aerate my lawn? Spring and fall are generally the
best times of year to aerate your lawn. These are the seasons when your lawn is actively growing and you can overseed immediately afterwards. Many people also aerate in July to prevent localized dry spots and improve irrigation.
How can aeration improve my lawn for the summer? By aerating late spring you
can encourage the roots to grow deeper, keeping your lawn green longer.
Why is my new lawn soil compacted? Houses built in the last 20 years have heavier soil compaction because of bulldozers, backhoes and big lifts used in the construction process. Most newly-constructed properties have little or no soil preparation. In new construction, the lawn is graded (all soil scraped and taken away) then covered again with 1 or 2 inches of soil. If you live on a property like this, add compost annually and aerate your lawn twice a year, then rake fine compost into the aeration holes. Over time this will change your soil profile.
How does a compacted or clay based soil affect my lawn? Because clay soil is a very fine particle with very small pore spaces, air and water cannot move well through soil, which encourages poor root growth.
Why should I aerate before seeding? Aerating produces holes that act as a seed bed which helps to shelter the seed and encourages their germination.
Is it a good time to apply lime after aeration? Yes, most limes are insoluble and this will help it to reach the soil and root zone more quickly.
What type of lime do you use? I use a newer generation of enhanced lime that breaks down and adjusts the soil pH more quickly. An organic acid is added to limestone to make the lime readily available. This lime can do in months what would take two years for traditional lime to work.
Does lime kill moss? No. However, lime adjusts the soil's pH so that moss has less favorable growing conditions.
Should I aerate more than once a year? On lawns with compacted soils or under
renovation, it is beneficial to aerate twice yearly. With sandy soil, once a year aerating is recommended.
Should I add sand after aeration No. If you have clay, sand and clay can turn your soil into a concrete substance. I suggest adding an organic material such as a native soil or fine compost.
What is thatching? Thatching is the removal of old, tired, grass and moss. The process I use is called "Power Raking."
What causes thatch? Soils with a PH less than 5.5, heavily compacted soil with high clay content, over-watering and over-fertilizing of lawns with poor soil conditions, and frequent shallow watering.
What does thatching cost? Thatching cost is by estimate, considering condition of the yard at the time thatching is performed, degree of difficulty, size and whether or not multiple passes are required.
How do I know if my lawn needs thatching? Your lawn will be very spongy, your lawn mower wheels will sink into the grass and the blade scalps the grass.
Can you take all the thatch and moss out of my lawn at once? If you have not thatched your lawn for many years, it's best to not remove it all at once. Thatching can put your lawn under heavy stress.
When is the best time of year to thatch my lawn? Spring and fall, when the lawn is dry, actively growing and can repair itself quickly. It is best to thatch lighter in spring and heavier in fall when the lawn can rejuvenate itself most easily.
When should a lawn be heavily thatched? When water has problems getting through the thatch layer and your lawn has become too spongy and is rooting within itself. I have found fall to be the best time of year because fall temperatures are stable and seed germination happens very quickly.
How do you prevent thatch?