How Much Do You Know About Your Lawn? How many American adults do their own lawn maintenance? How many hire a professional lawn care company? How many believe their lawn could use some improvement? Happy National Lawn Care Month
According to the National Association of Landscape Professionals, the answers are:
- 81% do some of their own lawn maintenance (but, if you give us a call, you won’t have to).
- 44% hire a pro (like Lawn Pride)!
- 69% believe their yards aren’t at their best. (Don’t worry, BlueGrass can help!)
As a Pennsylvania homeowner, where do you fall into these categories?
Start Your Spring Lawn Care Early:
On the first warm day of the year, most of us are eager to get out there and start working on our lawns. The truth is, that’s probably not the best idea and it’s crucial to start spring lawn care sooner rather than later. March is a great time to get started on your lawn because your turf has come out of winter hibernation and new blades are beginning to mature. Here’s how to get started:
1. Once your yard is mostly green, run a rake through the grass, just like a brush through your hair. Raking helps remove saturated dead debris left over from winter, which can promote mold growth and other grass problems. It will also help lift up the grass blades.
2. Mowing, there is no hard and fast time you should perform your first mowing for the season. Instead of trying to set a date on the calendar, simply look at your grass, and follow the rule of “mowing tall and often”. When the grass blades reach two or more inches, that’s an indication of when to give your lawn its first mow of the season. Be sure your mower has been maintained throughout the winter, has been tuned up, the blades have been dressed/sharpened, and be sure to adjust the height.
3. It’s been a long winter in Pennsylvania and it’s important that your lawn gets the nutrients it needs to grow strong through the entire year. A granular fertilizer will do the trick! With our 7-Application Program, we can apply timely applications combined with pre-emergent, weed control, and insect control to keep your lawn green, healthy, and beautiful.
4. finally, spring is the best time to get an early seasonal jump on weeds and crabgrass. Using pre-emergent now to effectively attack and prevent crabgrass as it begins to germinate in the warmer months.