Lawn maintenance can be a year-round challenge. Lawn care is an important aspect of maintaining a healthy and beautiful outdoor space. A well-maintained lawn can add curb appeal to your home and provide a comfortable area for outdoor activities. However, many homeowners struggle with keeping their lawns in top condition.
While lawn chores like mowing and weeding tend to be associated with the spring and summer months, yard maintenance can involve a variety of practices including mulching, edging, pruning, and removing dead limbs and brushes on a regular basis.
But meeting these lawn maintenance challenges can result in a healthy and attractive yard throughout the year. Hiring a Landscaping company can take care of common lawn care tasks.
Lawn Care Services
General lawn care includes mowing, weeding, pruning, edging, removing dead wood, and making sure your lawn looks its best throughout the year.
There are basic lawn care services such as the following
- Weekly/Biweekly Mowing Services
The most basic task of lawn care is mowing. It’s generally a routine task that is done weekly during fast-growth seasons and of course less so when lawns are slow growing. Landscapers have the skill and equipment to do your mowing efficiently and quickly and on schedule.
Proper mowing of your lawn regularly is crucial for keeping it looking neat and tidy. Mower blades need to be sharp as a dull blade can tear the grass instead of cutting it cleanly. Also, make sure to mow at the appropriate height for your lawn. Different types of grass have different ideal mowing heights, so it’s important to know what type of grass you have.
Another important aspect of lawn care is fertilization. Fertilizing your lawn helps it to grow thick and lush and helps to prevent weeds and disease. The timing and type of fertilizer you use will depend on your climate and the type of grass you have. In general, it’s best to fertilize your lawn in the spring and fall. If you’re unsure about what type of fertilizer to use, consult your landscaper or local nursery or garden center.
Watering is another key component of lawn care. Most lawns need about 1-1.5 inches of water per week, either from rainfall or irrigation. It’s best to water your lawn in the early morning or late evening to reduce evaporation and to allow the grass to dry before evening. Avoid watering your lawn during the heat of the day, as this can lead to disease and fungus growth.
- Weed Control
Weed control is another important aspect of lawn care. Weeds can quickly take over a lawn if they’re not controlled. There are a variety of weed control methods available, including using an herbicide, manually pulling weeds, or using a weed-blocking fabric. If you’re unsure about which method to use, consult with a local nursery or gardening center.
- Pest Control
It is also important to keep an eye out for lawn diseases and pests. Common lawn diseases include brown patches, dollar spots, and powdery mildew. Common lawn pests include grubs, chinch bugs, and armyworms. If you notice any signs of disease or pests, discuss them with your landscaper for a solution. You may even want to discuss any preventive treatments.
Sometimes, lawn care requires new plants and gardening, which involves a lot of work to install new plants while creating and maintaining an overall aesthetic to match your home. This can involve adding a collection of new flowers or planting a new magnolia tree in your yard. Once plants and flowers are added your landscaping company can then maintain and care for your plantings.
Mulching can keep weeds and other invasive plants from encroaching into garden beds as well as offer that aesthetically pleasing finishing touch. Mulching is the process of adding a loose layer of of selected shredded plant material on top of the soil. Common mulch products are wood chips, pine needles, and shredded bark. Sometimes mulching can add to the overall health and beauty of your lawn. Ideally, your landscaping company should offer mulch delivery and installation plans, saving you time and physical exertion of having to try and do this on your own.
Call Boulay Landscaping Today
Boulay Landscaping has the talent and expertise to help you maintain your lawn no matter the season. We are lawn maintenance professionals that are experts in all aspects of lawn care. Whether it’s a small or large yard, we can help you with your lawn care needs.