The Benefits of Agronomics for Residential Landscapes
Environmentally conscience homeowners looking for curb appeal, and a healthy landscape should consider the benefits of agronomics.
Agronomics is the study of optimizing plant health and productivity, and it involves understanding soil conditions, nutrient management, water usage, and overall plant health. Rockaway agronomics services are applicable to our turf management, lawn, shrub, and tree fertilization, weed control, plant growth regulation, and soil aeration.
The following are four areas of agronomic focus that benefit your lawn and garden.
1. Soil analysis: Conducting soil tests provides valuable information about your lawn’s soil’s nutrient levels and pH balance. As soil sample results will vary from one spot to the next on the property, multiple samples will be required, enabling us to determine the appropriate fertilizers and soil amendments to ensure optimal plant growth.
2. Nutrient management: Based on the soil analysis, Rockaway can provide your lawn with the necessary nutrients, whether through organic or synthetic fertilizers. Understanding the nutrient needs of different grass species aids in promoting lush and healthy growth. Our agronomics division is staffed with multidiscipline authorities on ornamental plants and grasses, pest species, and pest control.
3. Water management: Efficient water usage is crucial for residential lawn care. Agronomic principles help determine the proper irrigation schedule, considering Northeast Florida’s climate (including microclimates), soil moisture levels, and water conservation practices.
4. Pests and diseases: Rockaway agronomic practices include methods of pest and disease management, including proper mowing techniques, integrated pest management (IPM) strategies, and environmentally friendly and targeted control measures.
By incorporating agronomics into your residential landscape maintenance and lawn care program, you’ll be better able to optimize the health and appearance of your lawn while practicing sustainability and environmental stewardship. Consider consulting with your agronomic pros at Rockaway or taking advantage of resources from local agricultural extension offices to explore the benefits of agronomics specific to your residential lawn and garden.
From our office in Atlantic Beach and satellites throughout Northeast Florida, Rockaway Inc proudly serves both commercial and residential landscape design, maintenance, lawn care, irrigation, and outdoor living carpentry client needs in Jacksonville, St Augustine, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra, Nocatee, St. Johns, and Fernandina Beach.