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.
For some homeowners, it may be hard to believe that in order to have a thriving, beautiful lawn in the Spring growing season, that some special activities need to actually be performed in the Fall. The old saying that prior proper planning can lead to great things further down the road is one that definitely lies true for your yard.
The southern part of the United States deals with a lot of extreme heat, and sometimes with very little water. This climate can wreak havoc on a person’s yard. With just a few simple lawn care routines, you can give your lawn a better chance to thrive and prosper in the next growing season. Below, you will find a list of some things that you can do now in order to benefit your lawn immensely in the Spring.
A beautiful, healthy lawn can make or break the curb appeal of your property. Taking care of your grass can be a full-time job that requires the conscientious homeowner to educate themselves on their specific grass type, the best maintenance plan for the grass, and anything else that they can do, in order to ensure the prosperity of the specific grass.
Whether you are trying to enhance the grass that you already have, or if you are creating a lawn from scratch, you may want to learn about a variety of different grass types. Below, you will find a list of some grass types, their general locales, and a little bit about each type listed. If you are a property owner who is trying to decipher which type of grass you currently have on your lawn, feel free to reach out to one of our expert lawn care technicians for assistance!
Mulch is described as “a layer of material that is applied to the surface of the soil”. Mulch is typically applied to flower beds, around the base of trees, around the perimeter of a home or business building, and around any other area that a property owner wants to highlight throughout their landscape.
Mulch is often used for the purpose of beautification and for enhancing the area around one’s yard or home, but mulch also has many useful purposes. Some of the reasons people use mulch on their property are: