Aerating (Core Aerating) – Core aeration is the process of mechanically removing plugs of soil and thatch from a lawn. Core aeration reduces soil compaction.

Backflow Prevention – A process made possible by a device that is installed in-line of the structure water service to ensure single direction flows and prevent cross connection. Most common types are Double Check, Reduced Pressure Zone (RPZ), and Pressure Vacuum Breaker (PVB). Backflow assemblies must be tested and inspected by a Certified Professional on intervals set by your municipality.

Blizzard – Winds of 35+ mph with snow and blowing snow reducing visibility to less than 1/4 mile for at least 3 hours.

Blowing Snow – Wind-driven snow that reduces visibility.

Bluegrass – see Kentucky Bluegrass

Core Aerating – Core aeration is the process of mechanically removing plugs of soil and thatch from a lawn. Core aeration reduces soil compaction.

Fescue – Can be either sub-species of wider blade clumping “Tall” or finer leaved shorter “Fine”. Tall Type Fescue is the most popular for our area.

Irrigation System – An underground pipe network used to supplement water to turf or landscaped areas.

Kentucky Bluegrass – “Bluegrass” as it is simply known is a finer blade, cooler climate lawn turf. Bluegrass requires a moderate care level in our area because of our clay soils and hot summers. Following a seasonal care regime increases the success for a beautiful bluegrass lawn in our area.

Overseed – For best results this is a process commonly done in conjunction with verticutting for lawn restoration. It is the planting of new seed into an existing turf lawn to re-establish thin or dead areas. High traffic or drought ridden turf grasses may require restoration.

Paver Stone – a man made cementitious block used for hardscape landscape surfaces, commonly driveways, walkways and patios.

Snow Advisory – Issued by the National Weather Service when a low pressure system produces snow that may cause significant inconveniences, but do not meet warning criteria and if caution is not exercised could lead to life threatening situations. The advisory criteria varies from area to area.

Snow Flurries – Light snow falling for short durations.

Snow Squalls – Brief, intense snow showers with strong gusty winds.

Snow Showers – Snow falling at varying intensities for brief periods of time.

Sprinkler System – See “Irrigation System”.

Thatch – A layer of living and dead organic matter that occurs between the green matter and the soil surface.

Verticut / Verticutting – The process of slit slicing the ground by mechanical means to provide a proper seedbed in the overseeding process. Verticutting also assists in thatch control.