If you’re anything like us, you really love your dog (or dogs). Also like us, you probably really love your lawn as well. The trouble is, as we both know, dogs and lush lawns don’t always mix well. That’s because dogs can cause lawn damage in a number of ways. Whether your dog is digging in the yard, tearing it up by running, or damaging it with urine burns, the challenge remains how to maintain a beautiful lawn while still enjoying it with your canine companion.
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Have you ever heard of The Song that Never Ends? Crabgrass is the weed equivalent of that irritating melody. This grassy weed may die off at the first frost but it comes back during the next growing season from the seeds that it created. If you’re not doing anything about the crabgrass growing in your yard, it’s going to multiply. That’s because a single crabgrass plant alone can produce thousands of seeds.
We are often asked how many lawn treatments do I need per year? And we understand the confusion. With so many lawn care companies out there packaging their programs in different ways, it can be very difficult to determine just how often fertilizer (as well as other treatments) should be applied.
While your question might be “how many lawn treatments do I need?,” the question you should really be asking is “what specifically needs to be done throughout the year?” It’s not so much about the number of visits as it is the possible issues that can occur that may need to be diagnosed and addressed.
While it would be nice if the weather always offered the ideal conditions for your lawn to thrive - 60 degrees at night and 80 degrees during the day with a perfect two-inches of soft, steady rain each week - the truth is, weather sometimes throws a curveball. Whether it’s lawn care and rain, lawn care and hot weather, or lawn care during cold periods, dealing with Mother Nature is part of the job.
It can be frustrating to shop for something like lawn care services when you don’t truly understand the inner workings of the industry. How can you be certain that you’re making the best possible decisions when you don’t really know the lingo or understand what’s going on behind the scenes?
While there are plenty of lawn care secrets we know our competition doesn’t want you to know, we believe in transparency. We also believe that you should be well-equipped to make an educated decision about your lawn care and in order to do so, you must understand some key points about the industry.
When it comes to enjoying your lawn and appreciating its aesthetic benefits, few things are more frustrating than weeds. In the colder months, you may notice a few winter lawn weeds pop up here and there but spring is when weeds really have the opportunity to thrive and take over. That’s because the weather conditions are ripe for growth. Spring lawn weeds are not only unattractive but they can also deprive the healthy grass in your lawn of the nutrients it needs to survive.
Crabgrass is the pesky nemesis of your otherwise beautifully manicured lawn. It’s one of those weeds that is difficult to get rid of and can spread like wildfire.
So how does crabgrass grow and spread? Well, just a single plant can produce up to 75,000 seeds which lay dormant in the soil until the ideal timing for germination in late spring. As the weed continues to spread throughout the summer, it begins to crowd out your turf in large, dense mats across your lawn.
In this DIY world, there’s a good chance you might be considering tackling lawn care on your own. After all, why pay for something that you could easily do yourself? But therein lies the big question—how easy is it to really do lawn care on your own?
There may be a number of reasons that you think DIY lawn care makes sense for you. But there are a lot of important points to consider before making that leap.
So, in this article, we’ll be exploring some of the pros and cons of taking over your own lawn care in order to help you make an educated decision.
Weeds in the winter? It sounds like a misnomer. But the truth is that weeds can, in fact, pop up in the colder months. Winter annuals germinate in the late summer and early fall and can crop-up during random warmer winter spells, which do often happen in Ohio. Because weeds compete with your lawn for nutrients and water, and crowd out desired turfgrasses, it’s always important to get a handle on any weed problem you may be facing.
Like many others, you may have found yourself caught up with the hustle and bustle of fall and put some of your outdoor tasks on the backburner. While autumn weekends get busy, there’s no doubt that some lawn care tasks are best to do this time of year.
Proper timing is important and getting these tasks done now will not only mean a healthier lawn but will give you a jumpstart on spring.