The Importance of Dethatching Your Lawn

In Connecticut, dethatching is a lawn maintenance service that should be performed at least every other year. At Elite Property & Fence, we have the experience and tools that allow us to get to the root of your dead, dull grass leaving the healthy, vibrant grass room to grow and expand ultimately leaving you with that luscious green yard you’ve always wanted.

There are different ways Elite Property can prevent and control thatch buildup in your lawn, we will combine the following techniques in our lawn maintenance and process.

Core aerating your lawn is an excellent way to control thatch, as it removes plugs that also contain thatch. Plugs from a healthy soil contain microbes that breakdown thatch and turn it into nutrients for the soil. It’s like a mini composting system for you lawn.

We will water your lawn deeply but infrequently. This will encourage deep root growth and will also help cut down on thatch. Shallow watering can create shallow rooting. Basically, the roots will grow closer to the source of water. Over watering or fertilizing can also lead to thatch build up, so give it only what it requires.

Another way we help control thatch is by applying a thin layer of compost or topdressing to your soil each year. The compost will feed the soil with nutrients while breaking down the thatch.

Power raking is another technique we utilize because its a great way to clean up winter debris to give your lawn a boost for the spring growing season.

Elite Property & Fence, LLC. service area includes the following towns and surrounding areas in Connecticut: Southbury, Middlebury, Woodbury, Roxbury, Washington, Watertown, Oxford. Contact us today for a FREE Consultation!


Home Fence Installation in Connecticut

Homeowners in Connecticut install fences for many reasons. It can be a need for backyard privacy in a busy neighborhood or it could be because a pool was just installed in the backyard and a fence is required by code.
Do it yourself house projects are either a great money saver, or a colossal disaster. Even the simplest tasks can become an issue if the proper research and planning have not been done.

Most Connecticut homeowners think that installing their own wood or aluminum fence will be much easier and cost efficient in comparison to hiring a professional fence contractor.

When homeowners decide to install fences on their own, there are some common mistakes that are made that can affect how the final project looks. To avoid making mistakes on your installation project, you should become familiar with some of the common errors that happen when putting up a fence so that you can avoid them in your next project.

If you fancy yourself a craftsman and decide to install your own fence, the professionals at Elite Property & Fence, LLC. in Roxbury, CT want to help you avoid these common installation mistakes.

  • Improperly measuring the fence layout. Don’t just eyeball it and start setting up posts.
  • Installing untreated lumber. If a wood fence in Connecticut is not treated then it will most likely rot and need to be replaced.
  • Installing posts without using proper leveling tools. All you need is a standard level or a plumb bob. Uneven posts will affect the integrity and stability of the fence.
  • Installing weak gateposts. Your gatepost needs to be thicker and heavier than the other posts in order to support the weight of the gate.
  • Installing a gate that is not wide enough. Think of the widest object you might need to move through your gate before installing the posts.
  • Installing insecure footings on fence posts. If the footings are not solid and sturdy then the fence will not be as secure. The fence will not last as long as it would have if footing had been installed properly.
  • Ignoring a slope. Slope installation is tricky and best left to an experienced fence contractor for proper installation.

Fence installation is a very complex process. If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of installing your wood, vinyl, chain link, post and rail, or aluminum fence in Connecticut, contact the experienced professionals at Elite Property & Fence LLC. Each of our fences is custom design to blend into the contour of your landscape. Call us today at (203) 262-0247 for a free estimate on your next fencing project.

Elite Property & Fence, LLC. service area includes the following towns and surrounding areas in Connecticut: Southbury, Middlebury, Woodbury, Roxbury, Washington, Watertown, Oxford. Contact us today for a FREE Consultation!


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Elite Property is the best landscaping company I have found that can be trusted to provide excellent lawn maintenance, fall and spring clean ups as well as...

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Andre has been doing all of my landscaping for the past several years. He does outstanding work, and is always involved with every aspect of the job.

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