Property owners all over the state of Alabama, and throughout the other surrounding southern states, are regularly searching for ideas on how to provide the best lawn care practices for their own thriving individual lawn. As a caregiver of your own piece of property, it is important to know the proactive practices that you need to do in order to give your lawn the best environment to grow, establish strong roots, and remain healthy, green, and attractive to everyone who visits your home or your business. One thing that you may be wondering is when is the best time of year to fertilize your yard.
Fertilizer acts like food for your grass. Some types of grass require more fertilizer than others, therefore, it is important to know what type of grass you have growing in your yard. Additionally, it is also important to know what types of nutrients are already present in your soil so you can determine what nutrients need to be added in order to provide for a balanced, healthy base for the grass roots. The best way to learn the condition of the soil that you have present is to conduct a soil test. Once you learn the condition of your soil, then you can make an educated decision about the best type of fertilizer to add to your lawn. We recommend having a lawn care company perform the soil test because they know exactly how to do the test and where to test the soil. They will also be able to provide specific recommendations for your lawn.
The vast selection of lawn care tools and equipment on the market may seem very overwhelming to most people. There are many things that need to be taken into consideration before you invest in lawn equipment because the prices vary greatly, and the tools may be something that you keep for many years in the future. Additionally, you will want to find the best lawn care tools for your particular purpose and for your particular lawn as well.
Some things that you may want to consider before making lawn care tool purchases include: what is the size of your lawn, what is the type of terrain, are there a lot of obstacles for you to work around (such as trees, flowerbeds, or playsets), and the quality of the tools/equipment that you want to purchase. As mentioned before, the prices can vary widely among the same type of lawn care equipment, so you must decide the level of quality that you hope to purchase and the amount of money that you wish to spend.
Summertime in the Southeast presents both opportunities and challenges when it comes to caring for your lawn. The bright sun, the warm weather, the afternoon rain showers give your grass the energy and moisture it needs to thrive. On the other hand, the high temperatures and excessive exposure to sun and moisture can damage your grass and dry it out, causing heat stress, which can then result in other problems with your lawn.
The lawn care professionals at Mighty Green Lawn Care are very experienced with drought stress or heat stress and know how to prevent it. Our team will be able to keep your lawn safe during even the most sweltering Alabama summers.
Have you heard the saying that “April showers bring May flowers”? It’s true, the breathtaking flowers that we have in the South depend on plenty of water and just the perfect amount of sunlight. We have several iconic plants in our part of the country that make our area unique and gorgeous. Flowering plants such as the dogwoods, azaleas, magnolias, crepe myrtles, and roses are special to our area and they add such an amazing canopy throughout our landscapes.
During the Fall and early Spring months, you (or a lawn care company) have worked diligently and expertly to ensure a healthy environment for your lawn. Now your grass is growing strong and tall, and the shade of your grass blades is rich in color and beautifully green. It’s that time of year when your lawn needs to be mowed regularly, and it’s important to follow proper mowing guidelines in order to maintain the healthiest grass possible. We have compiled a list of lawn mowing best practices that will help ensure your grass is being cut properly.
One of the most important guidelines is to mow your grass at the appropriate height. This may involve a little bit of research on your part, but the investment of your time is certainly worth it. The main point here is that you don’t want to mow the grass too low, because mowing it too low is damaging to the grass blades. Mowing too low allows weeds to thrive, threatens the water and food supply for the grass, and may turn the blades of your grass yellow or brown. Below we have listed the most popular grass types in our area along with the recommended height level for the grass blades.
Property owners all over our area are probably wondering if there is anything that they can do for their lawns now, in order to prepare it for a beautiful, healthy environment before the grass-growing season truly begins. Well, the answer is maybe. One thing that can be done in early Spring is to determine if your lawn is in need of lime, and if so, then now is the time for you to lime your lawn.
Lime for lawns is described as an additive for soil that naturally contains calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate. It is made of ground limestone rock, and it is used to reduce acidity levels in the soil. It will also help improve the fertility of the soil, which helps with growth and the formation of a strong root system for your grass.
Lime is usually added to the surface of a lawn in late Fall or in early Spring. However, lime additions to a lawn should not be performed without knowing the acidity level of the soil first. If lime is applied to lawns that do not need this additive, then more damage can be done to your lawn, instead of providing any good benefit for it. As a property owner, you need to determine the pH level of your soil before making the decision to lime or not.
Although we have had a relatively mild winter so far, we still have a way to go before we are out of the safe zone, at least as far as cold temperatures and frost is concerned. Like many people in the area, you probably think that you have done all that you needed to do for your lawn in order to be set for all of the winter months.
You have probably already aerated, fertilized, and added nutrients to your lawn, if needed, in preparation of the winter months ahead; but, now that we are in the midst of winter, did you know that there are other lawn care things that you can do to provide for the best conditions to your personal grassy plain? Read below to learn about some of the extra things you can do during the winter months to show your lawn some extra love:
One step that is simple and quite effective is to make sure that your lawn is clear and free from all debris. Things that are left on your grass for long periods of time can smother the grass blades and make it very difficult for them to grow once the growing season begins again.
Many people often think that winter time means they don’t have to worry about their lawns for a few months, and are surprised to learn that winter lawn care in the South is even a thing! Read below for some tips on winter lawn care in Alabama from the lawn care experts at Mighty Green Lawn Care.
In the South, we’ve got it pretty easy when it comes to winters. Sure, we’ve had some pretty incredible snow storms and crazy winter weather events over the years, but for the most part, our winters are typically very mild. Even though we may not deal with a lot of snow or extremely low temperatures, winter is still a rough time of the year for southern lawns.
Over the last several decades, Holiday decorating ideas and supplies have exploded in the American market. Just about every store, from the big chain stores to smaller “mom and pop” shops, carry decorations for your home, your lawn, yourself, and even for your family pets.
Preparing and decorating for the holidays can be fun and festive; however, you should take caution in choosing the right types of decorations to use, especially if you want to protect your home and your yard. Below, you will find 3 tips for protecting your lawn from any damage that can be acquired from certain types of holiday lawn decorations.
1. Avoid holiday decorations that are heavy and bulky. If you leave decorations such as large nativity scenes or large figurines along the surface of your grass, the smothered grass can become damaged over time. This damage can last well into the Spring and can leave your lawn looking splotchy and unkept.
It’s that time of year again, when the trees are shedding and our lawns become cluttered with fallen leaves. Perhaps you find yourself wondering if there is something interesting that you can do with the fallen leaves, beyond just the typical bagging them up and hoping that the yard waste collectors will take away all of your leaf bags. Below you will find a list of some things that you can do with your fallen leaves. Perhaps some of these ideas will benefit your fall lawn care routine, or at least inspire you to be creative in your own way.
Mulch your fallen leaves. Mulch can be used throughout your flower beds, as a layer of mulch can add a protective covering from winter’s wet, cold days. This layer can protect your more fragile flowers and shrubs. Furthermore, the fallen leaves are full of nutrients that can be beneficial for your other plants.