Ask any homeowner that has one and they will tell you, “A beautiful lawn doesn’t create itself”; its requires more than thatching, aerating, seeding, spraying, fertilizing, raking, watering, weeding, mowing and edging. A lush green summer lawn that is the envy of the neighborhood requires applying the right treatment at the ideal time for the right reason.
Seemingly taking care of a lawn would be easy, however unless you put in the research, effort and time to learn the trade and learn you lawn, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise. A vibrant green lawn is only half the story. For your landscape to look its best, flowerbeds must be planted, cultivated, mulched and maintained. Trees, shrubs and vine must be pruned, fertilized, weeded and watered.
Sound like a lot of work doesn’t it? Why waste the precious hours of summer working on the lawn when you could be having fun camping, fishing, boating or just relaxing in the shade with a cold beverage? Turning your lawn care over to an experienced professional lawn maintenance service frees you to spend precious time relaxing with family and friends. So what are you waiting for? No matter it is for beauty, utility or property appreciation, maintaining a thick, velvety lawn is easy than you think. It’s time to call a pro.
Your landscape contractor will meet with you to discuss your lawn care preferences and develop a personalized care and maintenance program that helps you have the landscape of your dreams. With a bit of planning and the help of a professional service, you can attain and maintain a landscape that meets your objectives without all the headaches, hassles and backaches of trying to do-it-yourself.
Regular scheduled professional lawn care will help “nip problems in the bud. One of the most important components of summer lawn care is controlling weeds. Your lawn professional will be on the lookout for weeds and will design a treatment and control program uniquely designed for your lawn including both pre-emergence and post-emergence applications. The weed control program will target treatments for weeds such as crabgrass and dandelions, common landscape problems.
During the hot, dry months of summer, many types of grasses become semi-dormant, leaving them vulnerable to disease and insect infestation. Common types of lawn diseases include leaf spot, brown patch, red thread, powdery mildew, blight and other unpleasant lawn fungus. Your lawn care professional can identify problems and then decide on an appropriate method of treatment that is best for your type of lawn.
Like edging and mowing, watering your lawn sounds simple enough, but many homeowners are uncertain about the frequency and amount of water required as a part of their total summer lawn care program. Water demand is dependent on temperature, soil composition, drainage and the total amount of sun and shade your lawn receives. Most lawns require at least one inch of water a week. If you’re confused as how much water is required to supplement dew and rainfall, your lawn maintenance contractor can remedy the situation with the installation of landscape irrigation.
When you employ a trusted and reputable lawn maintenance contractor to care for your landscape, not only will you have a gorgeous lawn to come home to, you won’t have to trouble family, friends or neighbors to help maintain your lawn while you are out of town, enjoying your newfound leisure time.