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7 Tips for a stress free lawn

Tips from the Professionals...

SE Services is a professional landscape management company and we would love the opportunity to provide you with a full service landscape management quote.  However, we understand that many people take pride in maintaining their own landscaping and we want to help you succeed.  Below are 7 tips to help you maintain a stress free lawn that can be enjoyed by you, your family and friends.


  1. Consistent Mowing During The Growing Season  -  In order to maintain that nice manicured lawn it's important to keep to a schedule when mowing the lawn.  It's easy to let our busy lives and the summer heat get in the way and start extending the time between mowing but this can lead to the grass growing taller which can cause problems for your lawn.  When blades of grass get too long (Typically 3"+) the blades of grass get too heavy and start to fall over which can smother the surrounding grass and lead to patches of unhealthy grass.  Also, when the grass is finally cut so much is cut off that the grass can go into shock which reduces the overall health of the lawn and can lead to an increase in disease and insects in your lawn.
  2. Adequate Watering Schedule Based On The Seasons  -  Different areas of your landscape require different watering schedules.  Sunlight, soil type, type of grass, type of plants, etc all factor into maintaining a proper watering schedule.  Irrigation systems can be a powerful tool used to target appropriate watering for each zone of your landscaping.  It's important to recognize the issues that can arise when a watering schedule is not followed.  Too little watering can lead to grasses, plants and bushes starving and dying out.  They won't have enough water to fight the summer heat.  Too much watering can promote diseases and unwanted insects.  This can also lead to soft/muddy ground which can be damaged easily during routine maintenance. 
  3. Proper Fertilization Starts Early  -  Providing your lawn with fertilization is a great way to give it the nutrients it needs to grow and be healthy.  It's important to know the issues affecting your region and the characteristics of the soil in order to choose the right fertilization plan.  Many times a successful fertilization plan started with lawn treatments the previous year to set the foundation of health for the coming summer months.  Fertilization is used to give your lawn the nutrients it needs to grow but most people don't realize that fertilization also provides weeds the nutrients they need to grow.  It's important to come up with a comprehensive plan that promotes growth and health, prevents weed growth and addresses weeds that do grow.  Insects and disease control is another area that people need to monitor and treat early to prevent the damage from spreading.
  4. Adequate Sunlight For Your Lawn  -  Most types of grass require 6-8 hours of sunlight to grow and be healthy.  Many times trees, houses, fences, etc can limit sunlight and then the lawn starts to recede leaving dirt and mud where a once beautiful lawn occupied the space. Obviously permanent structures are hard to move but making sure that your trees are trimmed, as required, will help allow enough sunlight to pass through the canopy and keep your grass healthy and growing.
  5. Routine Maintenance On Bushes And Plants -  Routine trimming of your bushes and plants keeps any dead debris from suffocating the rest of the plant.  Most of the time plants and bushes are planted to fill a defined space.  When those bushes and plants are not routinely trimmed they start to outgrow their defined space and may need to be replaced if they are left unattended to.  Excessive trimming can also lead to scalping the plant and leave large unsightly areas on the plant.  This also puts the bush/plant into shock and could stunt or even kill the plant.
  6. Maintain Mulch In Your Beds  -  Keeping 2-3 inches of mulch in your beds is more than just visually appealing.  It provides a barrier to restrict weed growth keeping your beds easier to maintain.  It also acts as a moisture barrier to allow your plants root system time to absorb enough moisture, especially during the summer heats, and promotes healthy plants all year long.  Springtime is typically the best time of the year to mulch but top dressing your mulch in the fall will help maintain the 2-3 inches needed as much gets washed away with time.
  7. Keep Debris Off The Grass  -  Many people assume that in the fall and winter months you no longer need to care for your lawn.  During these months leaves and other debris falling and covering the lawn can cause unwanted damage to your lawn.  This can restrict sunlight and other nutrients from getting to the root system and again smother the grass underneath.  It's important to keep debris cleaned up regularly during these non growing months.


 

Maintaining a stress free lawn can be simple but it requires routine maintenance that focuses on consistency and timing to make it successful.


That's why many people have made the decision to leave their lawn in the hands of a professional landscape management company such as SE Services.


While the expenses related to maintaining a landscape vary significantly throughout the year we understand that our clients budgets don't typically change seasonally.  At SE Services we offer our clients custom full service packages with fixed contract pricing to help fit within your budget.


SE Services even has current promotions to help make the decision easy.  Check out our Current Promotions and submit a new request to take the stress out of managing your landscape!


SE Services

At SE Services we offer our clients custom full service packages with fixed contract pricing to help fit within your budget.


We even have current promotions to help make the decision easy.  Check out our Current Promotions and submit a new request to take the stress out of managing your landscape!