Services

Bestway Lawncare prides itself in providing quality results at rates that fit right into your budget.

Spring Clean-Up

Spring is a great time year because it reminds us that winter is finally over. It is also time of year when everyone wants to snap there fingers and immediately have the perfect summer lawn. It takes you a lot of time, energy and commitment to beautify your lawn. Let Best Way Lawn Care & Services get you off to the right start!! Call Shane at (204) 371-2047 today!
Excessive gravel on lawn may result in a $30 charge.

The Gold package is certainly the best way to get your lawn looking great! Power raking removes the unwanted thatch greatly improving water absorption; the vacuum not only removes the large amount of unwanted thatch but also lifts up the grass giving it a fresh perky look; the core aeration allows the soil to breath, plugs to decompose preventing soil compacting and improves water drainage. Fertilizing at this time is best because the granular can drop immediately into the plug holes getting to the root system. Edging significantly improves the curb appeal of your home by removing any over growth on your driveway and sidewalks giving your lawn perfect manicured lines.

When To Power Rake?

The best time to power rake is when the snow is gone, the grass is dry and frost is gone. Power raking should be done before you have too much fresh grass growth or you will pull out more green grass than want. There is usually a three week window for power raking (usually from the end of April to the beginning of May). Power raking is the best way to remove the thatch and give your lawn a fresh face lift. More information

When To Aerate?

Spring is a great time to aerate especially if you plan to fertilize. Aeration can be done any time through out the summer. For best results aeration should be done after good a good soak. More information.

Residential Lawn Care

Homes are meant to be enjoyed! Do you have more urgent and important things to do with your time? Are you dreading the demands of yard work? Please consider Best Way Lawn Care & Services to take care of your lawn needs. Our goal is to keep your yard looking beautiful. Call Shane at (204) 371-2047.

Best Way Lawn Care & Services has a plan that will be right for you to make sure your lawn looks great at very competitive rates.
(Price rate reflect yards up to 10,000 sq. ft. lots.)

Weekly Residential Mowing Plan (starting from $50)

  • Grass trim around building, beds, trees, fences and perimeter
  • Mow: bag grass (heavy-growth times) with option to mulch (during light-growth times)
  • Blow pavement, sidewalk and patio areas
  • Haul away grass clippings
  • Edge driveway and front walkways once/month

Note: We understand that grass clippings are unsightly. Our rule is that if we see it, we bag it which gives the home owner confidence that there lawn will always look great! We will bag all summer if that is simply your preference. We want you to be satisfied!

Size

Best Way Lawn Care is small enough to care for the average city lot and large enough to handle residential acreages.

Guarantee

Best Way Lawn Care & Services guarantees your satisfaction!

More Information on Bagging and Mulching

It is necessary to bag your grass during peak growth months but there are benefits to mulching during slow growth times. There is usually a two month time frame when the grass growth is slow because of heat and less precipitation (mid July – mid Sept.). This is a perfect time to consider allowing us not to bag. This is suggested in order that the short tender grass clippings which contain about 4% nitrogen, 1% phosphorus, and 2% potassium (which keep your lawn green and healthy) can be recycled back into the soil.

There is a common misconception that grass clippings will turn into thatch. The truth is that grass clippings break down within 2 to 3 weeks. Thatch is made up of runners, rhizomes, and roots that break down very slowly (usually caused by heavy fertilizer applications and lots of water). See power raking for more information on thatch.

Commercial Lawn Care

Area

Best Way Lawn Care & Services is pleased to be managing many commercial clients in Steinbach and surrounding municipalities!

Properties

We professionally manage properties of all sizes. We are experienced in a variety of properties from very large acreages to small businesses and rental properties!

We are able to service businesses properties, rental units, apartments, campuses, church properties and residential acreages.

Price

Our carefully selected equipment allows us to cater to the uniqueness of each property. Prices are determined by the size of property and the type of services that will achieve your desired outcome. We take great pride in our work. Our mission is to provide professional service, at a fair and reasonable price.

Guarantee

Best Way Lawn Care & Services guarantees your satisfaction!

Your image is important to us. You work hard at building your business to be the best it can possibly be. Best Way Lawn Care & Services promises to extend your image into your landscape with beautifully manicured grounds that welcome customers and employees.

We’ll develop a program that suits your lawn maintenance needs. Our goal is simple; we are in business to make you and your business look as good as possible!

Core Aeration

Why Core Aeration?

Grass roots need oxygen, water and nutrients to grow well and make your lawn look luscious. Compact soil and thatch build up prevent your grass roots from getting what they need causing your grass to struggle. Aeration helps eliminate both problems. Every lawn benefits from aeration at least once a year.

How Is It Done?

An aerator pulls out thousands of plugs of thatch and soil, each about the size of a finger, from your lawn. The hollow blades of the aerator cut through the thatch layer and into the soil, then leave the plugs to decompose on top of the ground. The wide open paths where the plugs used to be allow for easy penetration of life-giving air, water and nutrients.

What’s the problem with thatch, anyway?

Thatch is the layer just above the soil of decaying plant life—mainly dead grass stems, crowns and roots. If thatch continues to build up it forms a habitat for insects and disease. Aeration is an easy way to break throughout the thatch and open up the soil beneath.

Why worry about compacted soil?

Soil can become compacted and dense. It’s hard for anything, including roots of plants, to get through. Taking out plugs gives the soil a new lease on life. Soil and roots can expand into the created spaces. It’s also easier for worms and other helpful insects to move through the soil bed. And, as an extra benefit, as the plugs left on the lawn’s surface break up, they mix with the thatch and help it decompose.

Over Seeding

If your lawn is thinning out, appearing weak or just not as healthy looking as it should be, over-seeding may be your answer. Over seeding together with core aeration is an effective way to bring life back into your lawn. It is important to over seed every 3-5 years. New grass will be more resistant to diseases. Over seeding together with core aeration will help thicken your lawn which in turn will thwart out weeds. Healthy thick lawn is nature’s way to win against weed problems. You may not need to use weed chemicals again!

Preparation

Mow your lawn so the grass is between 1 and 11/4 inches in length. This is the one time that it is ok to cut your lawn short. The reasoning behind this is to allow the seeds to come in contact with the soil. If the seed does not touch the soil it will not grow. It is important to collect the crass clippings so that clippings don’t interfere with seed contacting the soil.

Over-seeding is by far the most effective when done in conjunction with core aerating. Core aerating before over-seeding will dramatically increase the germination rate of the seed used. The removal of a plug during aeration relieves soil compaction, while increasing gas exchange and water availability to the roots. Two or three passes with the aerator in different directions is best. Core aeration allows the seed to drop into the holes witch allows for better germination. Don’t worry about picking up the plugs; they can be left on the surface to breakdown naturally. In a few weeks they will be gone and your soil will be less compact!

Keeping the Seeds Moist

After over seeding your lawn, the seeds will need moisture to germinate. Keep the soil moist (but not wet) by lightly sprinkling two to three times a day throughout the required germination period. If the seed is allowed to dry out, you will lose 30% of the yield.

Once your grass begins sprouting, cut down on the amount of water. Instead, water less frequently, but a little deeper. Be careful not to soak the soil repeatedly or you could encourage root rot diseases. As the grass grows, allow the soil to dry slightly before watering again. The greatest danger to seedlings is over watering and soaking the soil, which could lead to disease (root rot) problems or under watering and drying out the tiny roots.

Be patient! Don’t cut the grass for 3 weeks. This will allow the seeds to germinate and root.

Using a Starter Fertilizer

When over seeding lawns, you may want to consider having a starter fertilizer application before or directly after seeding. Starter fertilizers will contain higher amounts of phosphorus (Middle number on the bag of fertilizer).

The reason for the increase is because phosphorus is relatively immovable in the soil. The soil may contain plenty phosphorus already, but since it doesn’t move, it may not be where the tiny roots can reach it. Even if phosphorus levels are good, adding a starter fertilizer will not usually hurt.

The only drawback is that weed seeds will benefit from the added phosphorus as well. However, when you remember that a thick turf is your best defense against weeds, added phosphorus will only help you achieve your goals.

Power Raking

Why Power Raking?

A thatch layer is a mix of dead and living material (tough runners, rhizomes, and roots) that accumulates between the soil and growing blades of the grass. This layer of vegetation acts as an insulator keeping soil temperatures low and helps to retain moisture. However, when thatch build up exceeds 1/2” it prevents water and nutrients from reaching the soil decreasing the turf’s ability to thrive and fight disease and dehydration.

When thatch is removed, air, water nutrients, herbicides and pesticides can do their job. The turf becomes healthier and more resistant to insect damage and disease.

How is it done?

Dethatching is done most affectively with a power rake. It combs the turf with flail blades that lift up and effectively remove the thatch that is matted just above the soil.

When to remove thatch?

Once the snow is gone and the lawn surface is starting to dry, you can safely rake the lawn lightly with a hand leaf rake. Power raking should not be attempted until the lawn is dry. Power raking is recommended every other year but many choose to do it annually for cosmetic reasons.

What about grass clippings?

Grass blades are tender plant parts that decompose in 2-3 weeks and contain about 4% nitrogen, 1% phosphorus, and 2% potassium. Thatch decomposes much more slowly. Most people believe that leaving grass clippings on the lawn when you mow contributes to thatch build up. It does not.

What causes thatch to grow?

Thatch usually occurs on turf that has been heavily fertilized and watered. It is most common on poorly drained, compacted soils.

Tree Services

Give us a call for a free estimate for your tree removal or pruning job.