Need Some Help ‘Mowing’ The Lawn?

'Mowing' goats

Realistically, we may not send over a herd of hungry goats but we certainly can assist with your mowing, edging, weeding, and pruning needs.

If you want your lawn to be healthy all summer there are a few routine tips we recommend to complete each spring. First of all, de-thatch your lawn with a good raking. Generally, a thatch build up of more than a 1/2 inch is considered excessive.

The next step is to mow the lawn. Experts advise mowing down to two inches, but never removing more than a 1/2 inch of growth at a time.  Don’t concern yourself with collecting all the clippings. They will decay quickly and actually help fertilize the lawn, which is the next step.

After mowing, apply a quality fertilizer that contains an effective weed killer to promote new growth and help keep your lawn looking beautiful. Fertilizing should be limited to late spring, early fall, and late fall. You don’t have to rely on harmful pesticides and fertilizers either. Explore natural alternatives to chemicals to keep your lawn healthy and attractive.  Fertilize lightly in late spring for a lush, green lawn in summer and then concentrate most of the fertilizer application in fall. Too much fertilizer in spring can lead to disease and more weeds. Following these simple steps will ensure you have a healthy and beautiful lawn all summer.

Do you have some extra space to play with? If you want to reduce your grocery bill and gain more control over the quality of the food you consume, consider turning a portion of your lawn into a vegetable garden. Even if you don’t have a yard, many condominium or apartment dwellers with decks can grow a significant amount of their own food by container gardening. Once you savor your first summer salad from your own fresh greens and vine-ripened tomatoes you will wonder what took you so long to get started!

If you have bigger plans for your outdoor space that require the help of a professional we have landscape and excavation contractors for just about any project you can imagine. Spring clean-up and/or ongoing lawn maintenance, installation of new sod, tree trimming, retaining walls, patios, decks, driveways, and irrigation systems, are just a few of the services we can assist you with.

Cari

Cari Barron, owner and founder of Contractor Hotline, purchased a home in need of various repairs in 2002. The process to find a quality home remodeling contractor proved to be a complex challenge. The first-hand experience was the inspiration behind founding Contractor Hotline in 2006. Connect with her on Google+

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