Prior to selecting a professional lawn care company, it is important to understand the types of services that should be offered as part of a complete lawn care package. In addition to services offered, professional lawn care companies have the experience, licenses and know-how to properly care for your lawn. We’ve compiled a list of the most common professional lawn care services that should be included when turning over your lawn to the professionals.
Common Professional Lawn Care Services
Spring Dethatching – Dethatching is a great way to get rid of all the built up thatch, dead grasses and leaves, and debris in the lawn from the winter. It’s an important first step in professional lawn care services to allow fertilizer to reach the soil where it can be most effective. Also, removing the thatch layer allows the lawn to breathe and gets rid of the medium in which diseases thrive.
Lime Application – Lime application helps to correct the soil PH due to constant nutrient uptake from the lawn. Proper soil PH allows for the nutrients in the ground to be more easily absorbed by the lawn.
Season-Long Fertilization – Ongoing fertilization keeps the lawn green and beautiful all season long. Proper fertilization creates a healthy lawn by allowing it to grow rapidly while also removing the threat of disease and insects. A well-fertilized lawn is the best medicine to fight against disease and crowd out weeds to ensure a beautiful, green lawn.
Season-Long Pesticide Application – Applying season-long preventative pesticide treatments reduces the likelihood of grubs and crabgrass in the lawn. Overall, preventative lawn treatments use less pesticides resulting in a reduced impact on the environment as well as a healthier lawn.
Weekly Mowing and Edging – This is probably the number one lawn care service that most people think of when hiring a professional lawn care company. Weekly mowing and edging keeps the clean and crisp look to a lawn, while also keeping it from getting out of control. It also maintains the ideal length to allow fertilizing and preventative pesticide application to do its job.
Fall Aeration, Thatching and Overseeding – Just like in Spring, its important to set up your lawn for success over the cold Winter months. Aeration and thatching removes dead grass, leaves and debris to make room for overseeding. Overseeding is important as it fills in any bare spots, thickens the lawn and introduces new and more resistant grass varieties to your lawn.
Prior to hiring a professional lawn care company be sure to do your research on the services that are included to ensure the proper care of your lawn. We take a customized approach to each and every property we maintain.