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If you’re getting started with a lawn care program, you might want to know when will I see lawn care results?
This is one of the most common questions that we receive and we completely understand why. You are eager to start seeing those results so that you can have a thick, green, and healthy lawn that you’re proud to show off. But you also want to be able to see that your investment in lawn care is paying off.
In this article, we’ll talk about lawn care results that will help set you up with realistic expectations. We’ll also discuss some of the factors that can influence those results which will help explain why some lawns make faster progress than others.
At the end of the day, it’s important to us that you understand what to expect from our lawn care program.
If we’re working with multiple clients in the same neighborhood, we are sometimes asked why one lawn is experiencing faster progress than another. Homeowners tend to assume that all lawns (particularly in the same neighborhood) are starting from the same point.
In reality, this is not the case at all. You and your neighbor might have completely different soil health or could be dealing with other factors that are going to impact the lawn care results.
The point is, that the “starting line” is going to be different for each lawn. That’s why when homeowners ask, when will I see lawn care results, it’s important that you aren’t comparing your lawn to your neighbor’s.
It is also important to understand you won’t see results overnight. It’s important to trust the process. If you decided to start working out, you wouldn’t expect to become a bodybuilder after just one day. In the same way, your lawn isn’t going to go from struggling to thriving without putting in the work.
Even so, homeowners want to know: How long does it take for lawn treatment to work?
The best answer that we can give is that if you aren’t seeing any progress at all, you need to reach out.
Each lawn care treatment is building upon the work done at the last visit and over time, you’ll begin to see more and more progress. Sometimes homeowners forget what rough shape their lawn was in when we started, so taking “before” photos can help you see how far you’ve come.
In most cases, you’ll likely notice some small changes right away (even after just one treatment), such as weeds beginning to die. But seeing your lawn getting thicker or greener can take a little bit more time, particularly if your lawn wasn’t in the best health, to begin with.
While we wish there would never be any setbacks on your path to an amazing lawn, that’s just not always the case. Situations like weather, lawn diseases, or an unexpected infestation of pests can all cause some backward steps.
In other words, lawn care results do not always follow a linear path. Sometimes there are some steps back before there are steps ahead.
The good news is that with a lawn care professional on your side, these lawn problems can be addressed swiftly so that you can course-correct and get back on track. If you were on your own, unexpected lawn problems could end up decimating your entire turf.
A strong lawn care partner will also help set you up for success with important cultural recommendations, such as proper watering. Oftentimes, homeowners don’t realize how much impact their own habits like watering and mowing can have on their lawn care results.
At Oasis Turf & Tree, it’s important to us that you’re performing these tasks properly so that you aren’t having a negative impact on the results. We understand that you want to do whatever you can to speed up your lawn care program results, and following good cultural habits will be key.
When it comes to amazing lawn care results, we would be remiss if we did not mention the value of investing in aeration and overseeding. We have always said that aeration and overseeding are two of the best things that you can do for the health of your lawn and can be the service that really takes your property to the next level.
In fact, sometimes homeowners feel like they’re doing all the right things (fertilization, weed control, etc.) but they’re still not seeing as amazing results as they would wish. The difference could be aeration and overseeding.
That’s because this service helps to break up compacted soil and allow the lawn to “breathe.” In doing so, it also allows for more oxygen and water—as well as lawn care products—to penetrate down to the root zone where they’re needed most.
If you care about a thick and healthy lawn then you should be aerating every year.
It’s such an important service—arguably the single best thing that you can do for your lawn. And when you combine it with overseeding, which introduces new and improved grass into your lawn each year, you’re doing everything you can to start growing a thick, healthy, and thriving turf.
Hopefully, this article has given you some insight into when you could expect lawn care results as well as why some people see them faster than others.
At the end of the day, it comes down to a point that we make often, which is that you don’t really hire us to apply fertilizer or to get rid of weeds (although we certainly do those things). You hire us to take away your worries.
When you work with Oasis Turf & Tree, you can let go of your worries about when you’re going to start seeing lawn care results and instead know that your lawn care partner is taking all the right steps to start making that happen. We take great pride in helping to transform lawns like yours. Because of that, we want to see your lawn succeed as much as you do.
Want to learn more about professional lawn care services for your Cincinnati, Dayton, Ohio, or Northern Kentucky home? Request your quote, choose the lawn care program that’s right for you, and then sit back and relax as the pros help you get the lawn of your dreams without the worries.
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