Lincolnshire Homeowners Seek Lawn Care Service from Advanced Tree Care
Even though we are a tree care company, we believe that a truly healthy property ecosystem reflects its interconnectedness. Trees flourish when your lawn is healthy and disease-free. As the new season arrives, be sure you're caring for your whole yard.
By: Advanced Tree Care
Give your lawn a cold, hard look
Three-quarters of homeowners have a property with a lawn, and of those, nearly 70% think their lawns could be improved. That's seven in ten homeowners. Are you among them?
If your yard could be improved, ask yourself if it needs a full renovation or merely some focused TLC.
· Does your lawn have a few bare patches here or there?
· Does your grass compete with weeds, like creeping Charlie or crabgrass?
· Does it look a little thin?
If the answer to these questions is yes, adherence to a few basic lawn care principles consistently over the course of the next season or two should have it showing definite improvement.
How about, though, if:
· Your yard has a lot of dead patches in it
· You see more weeds than grass
In those cases, you might consider a lawn renovation. A lawn renovation involves killing the existing turf and introducing—
Commit to a proper mowing schedule
Regular mowing keeps your lawn healthy, and it's important to create and stick to a mowing regimen. In our area, mowing typically begins the last week of April or the first week of May. Mow weekly during periods of rapid growth in late spring and early to mid-summer. Towards the end of summer and into the fall, you might switch to mowing every 10 days to two weeks. Continue mowing until grass has slowed its growth cycle completely.
Don't overwater your lawn, as frequent watering and overwatering can acclimate your yard to an overdependence on water. In addition, some municipalities have rules on when you can—and can't—water lawns, because of water restrictions. Check ahead to avoid violation of any local ordinances.
Clear your yard of leaves before the first snow
Before the first measurable snowfall, it's important to have cleared the leaves from your yard. Decaying leaves can introduce mold or disease, which can affect the health of your yard, not to mention your shrubs, ornamental plants, and trees, next season.
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