As you or anyone else approaches your property, one of the first things that is noticeable is the health and beauty of your lawn. Some lawns may appear shabby, splotchy, or undernourished, while other lawns may look lush, healthy, and attractive. Of course, there are many lawns that fall in the “in-between” category too. If you are a property owner who wants to be in the lush, healthy, and attractive category, working with a top-notch lawn treatment company is the way to go.
When looking for a reliable lawn care service, it’s often difficult to determine which company will be able to fulfill all of your lawn maintenance needs. There are several ways that you can locate a reliable company, and we have listed a few of our ideas below. One vital thing to remember is that if you have worked with one lawn treatment service for a year or so, and you are not satisfied with the outcomes, then locating a new service company is probably the best bet. Nobody wants to spend money on a provider that they feel is not living up to the expectations that you seek.
The temperatures are becoming cooler and the daylight ends much earlier in the day now that winter is upon us. Some property owners believe that there is little that can be done in terms of lawn care maintenance during the winter months; however, there are actually a few things that can be done in order to maintain your lawn and prepare the grass for warmer days and a vibrant growing season.
Even though you will need to mow much less, if any, than you do in the spring, summer, or fall, you may still wish to mow your grass if there are a lot of leaves laying on top of the lawn’s service. By mulching the leaves into small bits, you allow the leaves to decompose easier, thus providing valuable nutrients to the grass blades. Mulching leaves also helps keep them from smothering the grass that lies underneath.
Winter is here, and many homeowners tend to think that there is no need for their lawn care service for the rest of the winter season. Quite often, people consider the wintertime a season of rest, staying indoors, and very little, if any, lawn care maintenance. However, winter can actually be a great time to pay special attention to your lawn and certain things can be done in order to ensure that your lawn is primed and ready for the spring season.
One of the first things that must be considered, is the local climate and weather conditions of your area. Warm season grasses, which are mostly the type of grass that we see throughout Alabama, don’t actually go dormant until the soil temperatures dip below 55 degrees. Depending on the type of weather that we are experiencing, a dip in the soil temperatures could be well into the end of the year, or even the beginning of the next year. Additionally, we often see winter days that reach into the 50-60-degree range. Throughout much of our state, lawns may not actually go dormant, but may be in a semi-dormant state throughout much of the winter season.
If you are a property owner or a property manager, then you know that taking care of a lawn can be a busy (and sometimes confusing) job. There is a lot to learn about taking care of a lawn carefully and effectively, and there is a lot of information available when it comes to proper lawn maintenance.
Throughout Alabama and other parts of the southern United States, many properties have a type of grass known as warm season grass, such as Zoysiagrass, Bermudagrass, St. Augustine grass, or Eastern Gamagrass. Warm season grasses experience the main growing season in the spring and throughout the summer and early fall months. The grass will turn a light brown color if the winter temperatures dip low enough in the cooler months of the year.
We often hear from our clients that it’s difficult to keep up with when the best time of day or year is ideal to do certain lawn care tasks or projects, so we’d like to share the best time of day/year to water your grass, mow your grass, fertilize the grass, provide an application of weed control, fungicide application, and when to aerate your lawn as well.
The furry friends in our lives provide companionship, love, and security for many of us, and it is important for us to take good care of them. One thing that you can do as a pet owner is to be proactive about checking your lawn for things that may be hazardous to your pet. If you’ve been wondering what dangers you should look out for when you have your pet in your yard, then we have a list of ideas which you will find below. Of course, nothing beats your own companionship when it comes to keeping a watchful eye on your furry friend.
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.