Most Americans strive to have a beautiful lawn, yet have no idea how to grow a healthy and thriving lawn. In addition to having little knowledge of lawn care, it can be difficult to fit it into an already busy schedule or sacrifice time for relaxation or with family to work out in the lawn.
Nearly 69% of Americans admit their lawn could use some improvement, so it is not surprising that up to 94% of American homeowners say landscape services were performed on their lawn in the past year. A simple and regular lawn care service can help your landscape see dramatic results while saving you time and energy.
You don’t have to have an elaborate and expensive landscape design to give your lawn a makeover. Sometimes the best thing you can do for your lawn is a basic lawn care service like the ones below:
- Mowing: Many landscaping services offer simple lawn care services like mowing and edging. Professionals know that it is important to mow high and frequently. The higher the blade of grass, the longer the root underneath and the healthier your grass will look and feel. You can hire a lawn care service to come by your house weekly to keep the grass in shape.
- Fertilizing: Up to 64% of American homeowners falsely believe it’s necessary to fertilize all of their grass during the spring. The right time for feeding the grass is actually according to location. Residents in the north should fertilize in the fall and spring; and southerns should fertilize in the spring and summer. For best results, ask your lawn care service provider to use nitrogen-rich nutrient fertilizer or to use the mulch clippings from the last time they mowed your grass.
- Plant a Tree: Planting just one tree in your yard can make a huge difference to your landscape both visually and for its health. Planting a tree is one of the easiest ways to reduce CO2. In fact, a single tree can absorb 48 lbs of CO2 in one year, making everything in your yard healthier and more encouraged to grow.