If you have a large lawn, it is important that you take proper care of it. This will ensure it stays lush and green and looks healthy. If you are busy and do not have time to care for it yourself, one thing you can do is hire a lawn service. Below are three services they can provide.
Mow Your Lawn
The lawn care service mows lawns using professional lawn mowers. These mowers are more powerful which allows them to mow more quickly. This is especially important because you have a large lawn. More than one contractor may mow at the same time, such as one in the front and one in the back.
The lawn service uses a trimmer to trim the edges of the lawn, such as down the side of a driveway or pathway. When they are finished, they gather up all the grass and dispose of it for you. If you would like to keep the grass (to use for mulching, for example), the lawn service will bag it up for you. Hire the service to mow your lawn weekly to keep the grass looking nice.
Fertilizing a lawn is important because this keeps the grass roots healthy so the grass will grow healthier. The lawn care service can fertilize the lawn for you. They may do a soil test first to determine the nutrients your lawn needs. If it currently has all the nutrients it needs, a basic fertilizer will be used. If the lawn is low in nutrients, such as nitrogen or potassium, they will make sure the fertilizer they use provides this.
There are different types of fertilizers that can be used. They may spray the yard with a liquid fertilizer. There are fertilizer granules they can spread on the lawn. These granules provide fertilizer slowly as they break down. The lawn service will set up a schedule to fertilize your lawn starting in the early spring and may then fertilize again in the middle of fall.
The lawn care service can remove weeds that often grow on lawns. Some common weeds you will find include crabgrass, dandelion, creeping Charlie, purslane, and chickweed. The lawn care service can identify the type of weeds you have to allow them to develop the best plan to remove them.
There are many treatments for lawn weeds. Some are best to simply pull out by hand, making sure the roots are removed. They may also use a selective herbicide to kill weeds. This type of herbicide attacks the weeds but does not kill the grass.
The lawn care service can provide many other services, such as taking care of bushes and shrubs, as well as removing pests from the lawn.
Contact a local lawn care service to learn more.