Residential and CommercialLawn Care

Lawn Care Residential and Commercial.

Caring for your landscape not only involves watering the plants, but also maintaining the garden, trees, grass and other landscape from time to time. While commercial care is done on a very large scale when compared to residential, that doesn’t mean there is any less work involved in residential lawn care. Every lawn requires mowing, removal of weeds, dethatching, aeration, and general maintenance.

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Here are some services for proper lawn care maintenance

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1. Mowing Maintenance

Lawn mowing maintenance might seem simple but needs time and effort. It helps improve the lawn not just by appearance but also enhances the grass quality and growth. While for some, it might just be a source of beauty, it also creates a great first impression of your residential or commercial property. Here is what professionals can do for your lawn:

Send experts who know about potential damage to your lawn because of predators, diseases and pests
Have your lawn thoroughly checked to foresee and treat problems and help improve the quality of your lawn
Bring in all the latest and best quality equipment to address your lawns needs

2. Weeding

Weeding is a process where unwanted plants (called weeds) are removed, otherwise, weeds would compete with the actual plant or turf to take away all the nutrients and water. Regular weeding can help increase soil fertility and sunlight penetration to the plant.

Weeding also helps prevent pests. If you are doing it yourself, be sure to pluck just the weeds and not the real plant! With professional weeding services, you can get better quality work and save yourself a lot of time and effort.

Weeding is a continuous job and professionals know how to remove weeds properly from roots. They also bring the right chemicals, if needed, that are friendly on your plants.

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3. Landscape Edging

Edging creates clear borders between your lawn, flower beds, trees or surrounding garden. This means it prevents the turfgrass from getting into adjoining garden areas. During rains or watering of plants, edging can prevent the soil from spilling and creating a mess. Edging should be properly set.

Professional edging service providers examine your landscape and can offer you a variety of options: lawn and garden divider, beauty edging, mulch capture, etc… You can choose various colors to compliment your landscape and home with concrete curb edging.

4. Weed Control & Fertilizer

Weed elimination is important to grow healthy plants and turf. Fertilizers play a major role in making your landscape weed-free. Fertilizer brings nutrients to the grass which makes the plant stronger and chokes out the weeds. However, you need to know the frequency and time in which fertilizers and herbicides should be applied to your plants.

A detailed look at the plants and turf can give you a good idea, for example, if the nutrients are not enough, plants can lose their color and health. Generally, fertilizers should be applied typically in April and May for the first round and then in September and October.

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5. Aeration

Aeration is essential to a healthy lawn because it allows air and water to penetrate lawn thatch. Aeration involves perforating the soil with small holes (2-4 inches deep) to allow air, water, and nutrients to circulate and penetrate the grass roots.

Aeration helps the roots grow deeper and produce a stronger, healthier lawn. Your lawn will flourish by absorbing nutrients and it will be able to breathe again.

Traditional aerators pull core plugs and leave the plugs all over your yard. Our aerator is different, as it doesn't pull core plugs but uses heavy-duty vibrating tines which vibrates the topsoil and causes microfractures. The micro fractures allow better dirt to seed contact for more efficient and effective seed usage, and doesn't leave plugs all over your yard. More bang for your buck and better overall results!

6. Overseed

Overseeding provides good immunity to your plant, better resistance to diseases, thickens the turf and can help weeds from sprouting. It involves planting grass seed into the turf directly, so you don’t have to tear the soil.

Overseeding is not an easy job. You need to first thoroughly examine the lawn and identify the reasons for turf deterioration. If those are not fixed, overseeding might not help in the long run. For example, soil compaction, poor soil, insufficient water or sunlight, poor air circulation and so on can all cause damage to the turf. You can take help from lawn experts to identify and fix the problems before overseeding.

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7. Dethatch

While a thin layer of thatch helps retain the moisture in the soil, the problem starts when the thatch layer becomes thick enough to accommodate dead grass shoots, stems or roots. Because of this, the soil might lose its fertility and nutrients & water may not reach the soil. Excess lawn thatch can starve the roots from essential nutrients.

That’s why it is important to dethatch your lawn at least once in few years when the lawn is growing. When you hire lawn professionals for dethatching, they bring their dethatching machine that has blades or rakes to perform the task, saving you the time, effort and of course your hand.

8. Spring, Fall, General Clean-Ups

Spring is a great time to cleanup your property after winter and prepare for warmer weather when you will be out enjoying your yard. Fall is the typical time to cleanup all the fallen leaves off the trees, as well as cleanup the beds. You can use a mower to shred all those dry leaves and dispose of them. If you don’t clean up the leaves and other debris, the lawn might trap the moisture needed for the grass to grow thus making the grass weak.

The pile of leaves, if left, will also obstruct sunlight from reaching the grass.General clean-ups can help with overall curb appeal for gatherings at your home or preparing to list your home on the market. Pruning and shaping of shrubs, bushes and specific plants can be done in the spring and fall to promote growth or prepare the plants for winter.

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Conclusion

Both residential and commercial lawns need equal amount of care. You should mow your lawn but not take off too much at a time, no more than 1/3 of the plant height. So for instance if your grass is 6” tall, no more than 2” should be taken off at a time. The taller the grass, the more it protects the soil from direct sunlight which helps from drying out. Ideally the best height is 3.5” tall. At 3.5” tall, the blade starts to curl which creates a protective canopy, especially during very hot months so it doesn’t dry out.

You should also give more water to plants during the summer, especially during very hot times, to encourage better penetration and growth. Same way, you should keep a track of the fertilizer schedule for your plants. A little care and love will certainly help your lawn look beautiful!

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