Do you live in Castle Pines Village and are you looking for a professional, quality oriented lawn service? We currently mow and maintain approximately 120 properties exclusively in Castle Pines Village. We can help you set up a schedule to fit your needs, whether that is a weekly, bimonthly, monthly or on call mowing service. We also perform lawn aerating, power raking, and fertilizing. We use a premium, organic-based lawn fertilizer to keep your lawn healthy and green all summer long. Our mowing crews are dependable, experienced, careful, and courteous. Referrals always available upon request, and your satisfaction is ALWAYS guaranteed 100%.
Some thoughts on lawns and lawn care in Colorado
The Front Range of Colorado is considered a semi-arid environment. We donīt get a lot of rain, and we can have brutally hot summer days followed by weeks of bone drying weather in the winter. As such it is a very hostile natural environment for lawns. Although the original prairie here was covered in grasses, very few of those are suitable for lawn use. It is just a tough place for turf grasses to grow. The problem is compounded when you add in the poor soil around many homes and until recently a lack of grass varieties better suited for this environment.
The sad fact is most new homes are surrounded by compacted fill dirt with very little in the way of anything remotely considered soil. You therefor have an environment resembling something like trying to grow grass on concrete. It can be done, but at great expense of water, fertilizer, and eventually your wallet.
What you want is a nice, deep, loose, heavily amended soil bed under your lawn. I would estimate 95% of the lawns in Castle Rock are deficient in this category. Working in compost and topsoil allows the roots to grow deep, which is want you want. Deep healthy roots equals a nice, full, drought resistant lawn. Think of it like potting a house plant in potting soil or dirt from a construction site. Same with turf. Spreading on a little compost and rototilling it into the top couple inches won't really help, either. You really want deeply prepped soil, at least a foot if possible.
Just as important as prepping your soil is growing the right type of grass. There has been a lot of research and development going on in this area. The days of putting down 100% bluegrass sod is, thankfully, ending. More and more types of grasses are being incorporated into turf, including several different strains of rye and fescues. What we want is a mix that will grow strong and healthy, withstand heat and thrive with minimal water.
As Douglas County continues to grow water use will continue to become a bigger issue. Costs will likely keep going up. Here at Rampart we are committed to promoting water-wise use for a healthy, attractive landscape. It is possible to have a beautiful lawn while remaining water use conscious. We would like to help you with yours.
Joshua OīConnell is our lawn care manager. Joshua was born and raised in Iowa before moving to Colorado in 1999. Shortly thereafter he began working on the lawn mowing crew with Rampart. Josh is now in his 11th season with Rampart and has been managing the mow crews for the last 9 seasons. If you have some questions or concerns about your lawn care, please give us a call and Josh would be happy to meet with you personally. Outside of work Josh loves spending time with his wife Angela and their 1 year old son, Cash.