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Spring Yard Clean Up Alaska Anchorage Dethatch Fertilization
What is the "Spring Clean Up Special"?

Our special includes services for all grass areas
  • Dethatching
  • Raking
  • Fertilization
  • Driveway Sweeping
  • Lime Application* (upon request)

This special is lawns of 5,000 sq ft or less, and all larger lawns on done on a per hour basis. If you are unsure of your yard size just ask one of our associates to help you determine your lot size based on a program that uses aerial photos for square footages.

What is Dethatching or "Poweraking" and why is it important?

Dethatching simply is the removal of the thatch layer or the layer of dead grass. Thatch removal can be accomplished manually, with a dethatching rake---which can be time-consuming for any but the smallest areas of lawn---or more
quickly and effectively with a gas-powered powerake.

Under Alaska's cool growing conditions, grass clippings may accumulate in a lawn faster than they can decompose. When this happens, a layer of thatch builds up which can insulate the soil, contribute to potential disease problems, and increase drought and winter damage susceptibility because new grass plants grown in the thatch layer rather than in soil.

In turn, the quicker and more efficiently the thatch is removed the quicker your lawn will have to grow! With Alaskan summers shorter than many other, this process should be done sooner than later, with noticeable results immediately and and typical growth and greening within 10 days!

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What about Fertilization and Liming?

Fertility management is an important part of maintaing a healthy lawn. Adequate amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium are important in leaf growth, root development, and disease resistance. Fertilization process is a key part of lawn management. We spread a 22-4-12 Arctic Gro Fertilizer rich in nitrogen aimed at resupplying nitrogen lost through grass growth, mowing and winter dormancy.

Lime should be added in late fall or typically early spring which helps to balance the pH level in the spring season, as grass naturally prefers a neutral pH level. Maintaing a pH level of around 6.0 is adequate for most turf grasses.

Both processes can be applied at the same time, but it's important to remember that your yard be watered within 24 hours of application, preferably as soon a service is completed

How should you prepare your lawn for servicing?

It's very important that you have your lawn ready ahead of time for our workers. That means make sure that all personal items are removed off the lawn and that there is access for our employees. Also make sure to remove all domestic animal feces from the property, not only is it damaging to our machines but it is also a health hazard, however we will it from the property for you at an additional fee.

How long will this special last and how quickly can you fit me in?

Typically we run this special for a limited time based on winter break-up. Scheduling takes just a few minutes and your lawn can be typically be done within a 3-4 days at most, weather permitting. If your yard is not yet ready, or still has snow in it we can still schedule a spot for a future date.

What other services do you offer?

Titan offers a variety of other services such as lawn renovation, retaining walls, topsoil and hydroseeding, decks and fences, concrete work, planting and mulch beds along with many more listed on our site. If you interested in additional services, repairs or renovations please contact a sales associate prior to servicing to set up a formal proposal.

What else do I need to know?

  • The complete process time varies from yard to yard, but most lawns that fall within our special take around 2 hours. During this time you do not need to be home for this service, but please make sure our employees have access to your yard and all animals are secured.

  • It is highly recommended that you keep your children and pets off of the areas for at least 24hrs after watering as a precaution.

  • Titan does not remove trash bags, check with your local waste management provider as most will accommodate for this servicing. However we will remove said bags for an additional per bag fee.

  • This special is for grass areas specifically, "wilderness areas" are not included in the special and are defined as areas where grass growth has not occurred. More commonly these are areas that have been under heavy leaf growth, underneath spruce trees, and bare ground. Please contact us if your unsure if this will effect you.

Where do I sign up?

You can schedule the spring clean up my calling our offices at 334-8044 or on our request a proposal page, just click the box for Spring Powerake Special, and an associate will be in contact with you shortly.