April 06 2020
Good Greens

Good Greens: Lawn, Plant, and Weed Maintenance

Getting your yard to tip-top shape is important for a nice looking exterior. These lawn, plant, and weed maintenance tips will help you stay on top of the lawn.

When you look out to your lawn, do you see endless hours of work ahead of you?

On average, homeowners spend four hours a week tending to their lawn, weeds, and plants. For the average person, four hours out of their week can take away from time doing other important tasks, or spending time with family.

Depending on the size of your lawn and the type of plants you have, you can expect to put in even more maintenance and time each week.

Expertise is also required to keep a lawn healthy. This means a professional can help you save time and money in the long run.

Yard care can be a lot of work, but there are ways to combat the personal effort that you put into it. Weed maintenance is only part of it!

What Goes Into Caring for a Lawn?

Lawns need specialized care to look great and thrive in their environment.

Here are a few things that go into yard care to make for a healthy lawn:

  • Cutting the grass regularly
  • Fertilization
  • Watering
  • Tending to plants
  • Pulling weeds

It takes time and understanding to properly care for your yard, so it’s a good idea to always consult a professional.

Tips on Grass Maintenance

Before you can think about the care that is needed for your lawn, you need to identify the type of grass, plants and weeds that live there.

You can choose to use sod for your grass as a quick solution, or seed your entire lawn and let it grow. You also need to consider the type of grass that is best for your lawn.

Perennial ryegrass is a good choice if you want something that is tough against insects, while Fine Fescue is great to have in backyards where there’s lots of shade. Choosing the appropriate grass for your lifestyle and needs is the first step to great grass maintenance.

Consulting a professional will help you get the best type of grass for your needs.

Tips on Plant Maintenance

Flowers can put an extra touch on a lawn, but in order to keep them looking great, they need some work, too.

The work starts before a flower is planted, by tending to the soil. Once you have the flowers in the ground, they also need to be cared for often to keep them thriving. A little food and water can go a long way to grow healthy flowers.

Have you considered which flowers would suit your yard the best?

You can choose from many flowers and plants to add to your yard like seasonal or annual flowers. Not only can they bring beauty to your lawn, but there are a few other added benefits also.

One thing you’ll notice is that more butterflies and other helpful creatures will come to visit your property when you have blooming flowers for them to enjoy!

Tips on Weed Maintenance

With lawns and gardens come everyone’s favorite plants—weeds!

Did you know that there are 8,000 types of weeds? That means that there’s a good chance that they’re growing around your lawn and garden.

When it comes to lawn care, it’s important to identify the weeds from the regular plants. Often, a professional can easily remove the weeds either with tools or herbicide that won’t affect the rest of your lawn.

Have you ever noticed that some lawns have lots of dead grass throughout them?

This is known as “thatch,” which can be great in small quantities, but a problem when there’s a lot.

If you notice that your lawn has too much or too little, it’s beneficial to have a professional take a look. They can help you determine whether or not it’s causing problems and make a plan to combat it. Dealing with this can take your yard care to a new level!

Quick Lawn Tips That Can Help You Get the Most Out of Your Lawn

Having a professional do the bulk of the work on your lawn will always be your best option for a good-looking yard. When that work is done, there’s always a few things you can do here and there to help keep it thriving.

A weed or two is likely to sprout up in-between visits from a professional. If you notice one, you can pull it out. Focus on making sure that your lawn has fewer weeds.

Grass tends to grow faster in the summer months than it does in colder months. If your lawn care professional does the cutting, you can set up a plan for them to visit more frequently during these months.

Keep an eye out for pests that can affect your lawn. You can notify the lawn care professional and they can direct you on what you should do next.

You can use a sprinkler to water your lawn now and then to keep it healthy. If there hasn’t been much rain in a while, it can help to give your lawn a little more moisture during these dryer times.

Why You Can Benefit From A Professional Lawn Care Service

You know that taking care of your lawn is a big job, but when it’s done right it can really pay off!

Hiring a professional to take care of your lawn can not only make it look beautiful, but it will also ensure that your lawn is healthy. The yard care professional can first have a look at your property and see what needs improvement, then work with you to make it thrive.

They can also give you grass and weed maintenance tips that you can use when you need them.

Why You Should Choose High Tech Landscapes 

High Tech Landscapes has qualified professionals that can walk you through a plan to create your perfect lawn. We provide everything from insect control to grass fertilization services. Calling us means that you’re only a few steps away from a nice lawn.

With the right lawn care, you’ll spend more time doing what you love, while enjoying a yard that you don’t have to put too much time into.

Before you know it, you’ll have a gorgeous backyard that stuns you and your visitors. Not to mention that it will attract creatures that you’ll want for pollination. No pests are allowed on this lawn!

Ready to have a beautiful piece of heaven on your property? High Tech Landscapes offers lawn care services that work for you and your budget. Check out our services to learn more!