It’s FINALLY Lawn Care Season
April 16, 2013
Winter is FINALLY over! Your Lawns are no longer dormant! Now you must ask yourself if your lawn is ready for the spring. One of the first things you have to do is complete an assessment of your property, lawn and overall yard’s surroundings. How does it look? Are you experience bare spots? Is your grass yellow or brown? If you are a consumer and home owner experiencing leftovers from winter you might want to consider revitalizing your yard.
Not too long ago Angie’s List Founder, Angie Hicks, expressed her views on getting the yards ready for spring. “How does your yard look, are your shrubs in good shape, do you have the trees you want, also how does the deck or patio look? You can make a list of things that need to be tackled now as you get ready for the spring season, said Angie’s List founder, Angie Hicks. She’s absolutely right—you should make a to-do list and you should be prioritizing each item based on its level of importance to you.
As you complete that spring to-do list, it’s also a good time for you to decide if you are going to consider a lawn care professionals or be the “Do It Yourselfer” this spring season to get your lawn in top form this year. According to Hicks, “Sometimes the yard just may need a little more effort than you are willing to put forth. That’s when it’s time to hire a pro, especially if you are going to need chemicals to get that extra boost this year, because professionals are going to be certified in handling the different types of fertilizers and chemicals that might be necessary. The founder of Angie’s List is absolutely right. It’s critically to focus on what your lawn’s needs are and for you to decide what type of lawn care program you are seeking for the season.
At Green Lawn Fertilizing we recognize a healthy, maintained lawn is more than just pleasing to the eye. A small sized lawn releases enough oxygen to meet the needs of a family of four for 24 hours and absorbs harmful elements such as carbon dioxide and ozone. PLUS, according to buyers, a properly maintained lawn adds 15% to a home’s value. Lawn Care even has an investment recovery rate of 100-200% compared to a 40-70% rate for a patio or deck. Lawn Care programs containing regularly scheduled fertilizing applications keep your turf healthy, dense and green. Green Lawn Fertilizing provides organic based fertilizer to help your lawn reach its highest potential for both the environment and your investment.
More from Angie on the caring for your lawn:
- Clean up the yard: If you still have leaves or debris in your yard, remove as soon as possible. Leaves left on the yard prevent it from receiving the sunlight it needs. Rake up thatch as well because thatch can prevent nutrients and water from reaching grass roots.
- Seed and feed: If you have any bare spots on your lawn, now is a good time for seed. Your lawn may also benefit from fertilizer at this time. If you are unsure about the health of your lawn, take a plug of your lawn to your local nursery to learn what your lawn really needs. The federal government requires those who apply certain chemicals to control weeds, insects or diseases to be certified pesticide applicators. If they can’t provide documentation, find another company. And beware of any company or product that promises a quick cure. Remember your lawn is a growing plant. If it is weak and damaged it will take longer to recover.
- Schedule a service: The best time to have your mower serviced is in the fall – companies are less busy, so you may be able to save some money. If you failed to service your mower last year, now is the time to call. Lawnmower service companies are at their busiest in the late spring, so try to schedule service early so your mower is ready to go when you need it.
- Don’t mow with a dull blade: Be sure to sharpen the blade at least once a year. Cutting grass with a sharpened blade is important for lawn health – it promotes better grass health. If you notice the blade has some major gashes, it may be time to buy a new blade – which costs around $10. Keep grass at least 2 to 3 inches tall. This height helps keep the moisture in the grass and the weeds out.
- Keep in clean: After each mowing, wait until the engine cools and use a hose to spray the clippings and grass debris that may be clinging to the underside of the deck of your mower. This will keep grass clippings from building up and help prevent clogging.
To schedule your hassle-free Green Lawn analysis call 888-581-5296 or complete our Free Estimate Request form. Did you know… Green Lawn Fertilizing, Green Pest Solutions was a 2012 Super Service Award Winner!!!
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