When you’re ready to have someone take over your lawn care for you, it’s important to know what you’re getting into. That requires doing a little bit of research. You may know what you want but do you have any idea what a lawn care service provides? Do they trim the hedges, and mow the lawn, do they take care of the fertilizing, and do they do the edging? What comes in your yard maintenance deal? In most cases this is going to depend upon what type of package you choose. We’ll go over three different types of packages that are available for your yard care needs in Spalding County.
This is the lowest package, offering what is considered the most needed services. So what does this include? First mowing, it’s the thing everyone dreads spending their Saturday morning doing, so in the basic lawn care package, you’ll be able to skip the Saturday ritual in favor of sleeping in, or reading the comic strip. It will keep the home owners association at bay and the neighbors happy without you having to give up the weekend. Next in line in this lawn care basics is blowing away the mess from the paths. You won’t have to worry when it rains about slipping in the muck of soaked leaves because the lawn maintenance crew will have cleared them away. Twice a month they’re going to straighten up the edges of your lawn to keep it looking neat and tidy. Then five times during the course of the year they’ll make sure your lawn stays healthy by taking care of the fertilization for you, and during the winter they’ll care for the lawn with lime. Lastly, they’ll take care of the broadleaf weeds, the peskiest of the turf weeds. So even at the lowest end of the scale, having lawn maintenance can save you time and stress.
Finally, you get the whole kit and caboodle you get the basic and garden services mentioned above as well as, pruning, of shrubs after they bloom, of hedges when they need it, generally a few times a year. As the weather turns cold, the trees will need pruning as well, and just to put the cherry on top, they’ll take away your holiday tree, just make sure to leave the tinsel off. This covers the basics of what your lawn service should be providing; also, there are sometimes special services available, for instance if you’re pretty sure your yard is headed downhill you could look into one time only services.
Spalding County Lawn Care Pros Offer Tips to Refresh Summer-Damaged Lawns for Fall.
Lawn Maintenance around the world has the same requirements for good Lawn Care.
Lawn Maintenance around the world is basically the same depending on the type of turf grasses growing. The two (2) main types of grasses include Cool Season and Warm Season grasses.
Cool Season grasses include grasses such as Rye grass, the different Fescue grasses like Tall Fescue, and Kentucky Blue Grass. All these grasses are grown from seed into a single stem plant. Cool season turf is grown from seed by turf suppliers and growers, and can be installed as turf rolls. If the turf has suffered any damage or thinning out, the lawn area can be over sown with the same grass seed to increase density of the turf grass. It is important to understand the germination characteristics of different seed varieties and when is the best time to spread the seed for best seed germination results.
These grasses (including Kikuyu, Couch/Bermuda, Zoysia, Seashore Paspalum and Durban) with both stolons and rhizomes are characterized by their robust nature and rate of recovery in Springtime. In particular, Kikuyu and Couch grasses are used widely in sports field situations, and as such can be mowed quite short depending on the turf grass's use.
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Laying sod has the effect of creating an "instant" lawn. Even for grasses that grow well from seed, laying sod gives you a good covering of grass much more quickly than seeding. For certain varieties of grass, particularly warm-season grasses, sod is also the most reliable way to start a new lawn.
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