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Lawn Maintenance Tips Part 3

Part three of our series on lawn maintenance explores some general tips for caring for your lawn.

Lawn Maintenance and Lawn Care in Summer

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There is nothing like the feeling of grass scrunched between your toes.  The smell, the green, all of it makes you think of the joys of summer.  So you want to make sure that you take care of your lawn, so first and foremost where lawn maintenance tips are concerned is to be careful what you use on your lawn, as well as be careful when you apply it.

People that have lawns can be obsessive where they are concerned.  The first stirring of a weed or a bug, and they heavily treat the lawn with pesticides and weed killer.  However, bear in mind that spraying large amounts of pesticide and/or herbicide around where you live is dangerous because you are exposing yourself and your family to carcinogens present in the chemicals.  Spot spraying while more time consuming is much more healthy where lawn maintenance is concerned. You also want to make sure that what you’re using is safe for your lawn as well as for yourself.

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Lawn care products run the gamut from very good to ripoffs.  So do companies for that matter.  So make sure you know what you’re putting on your lawn as well as who may be working on it.  Some products for example can burn your lawn, particularly if it is hot outside.

So remember, if you want to do the best things you can for your lawn, a bit of knowledge is always best.  And if you want to save both time and money, you might wish to consider hiring a professional lawn care service.

This concludes part three of our series.  For more information on lawn maintenance tips, be sure to read part one and part two as well.

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Lawn Maintenance Tips Part 2

Part two of our series on lawn maintenance explores how often you should water as well as how often you should mow.

How Often Should I Mow My Lawn?

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One of the best lawn maintenance tips we can offer regarding how often you should mow your lawn is to mow your lawn to the height you want, while at the same time, being aware of the requirements of your neighborhood. As a rule three inches high is a good, healthy height for grass. University studies seem to agree with this assessment. However, if you live in a HOA, check what their requirements are for the height of your grass.

You also want to make sure that you don’t cut your grass too short, or you’ll injure the plants. How often you should mow your lawn also depends on whether it’s summer or not.  Summer is the season your grass grows, so you want to give it a bit of time to grow.  Once every ten days is a good time frame for mowing your grass.  But to keep your lawn healthy, it isn’t just about mowing, it’s about watering as well.

How Much Should I Water My Lawn?

Ok, while it is still spring, you can water your lawn once every week and you should be fine.  However, keep an eye on the temperature.  Once it starts getting really warm, you want to water your lawn every two to three days.  Make sure that when you water your lawn, you do it after sunset or at least two hours before sunrise, or you are wasting water.  If you water in the evening or very early morning,

So remember, everything has a time frame, even mowing and watering.  Our next article about lawn maintenance tips explores some general lawn care.

This concludes part one of our series.  For more information on lawn maintenance tips, be sure to read part one and part three as well.

Green ServPro LLC
600 W. Ray Rd. Suite B2
Chandler AZ 85225
(480) 420-0902
http://www.greenservpro.com

Lawn Maintenance Tips Part 1

Part one of a series on lawn maintenance explores some tips for summer.

Lawn Maintenance Tips for Summer

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In a lot of parts of the US, it is spring.  Arizona, however, operates under different rules.  One of the complaints that people have from other parts of the US is that Arizona lacks seasons, which isn’t true.  Arizona has seasons, however, they’re super-compressed seasons.  Arizona’s spring is pretty much from February to March.  Then our summer starts. So it is a good idea to know some lawn maintenance tips for summer.

First off, it is time to weed and feed.  Your grass isn’t the only thing growing in your lawn, weeds are growing as well.  Some species of weeds, particularly the woody variety are extremely hard to get rid of.  One of the best lawn maintenance tips we can offer you where weeds are concerned is to not pull them.  You want to spot spray them to kill them off.  The only time you can really pull weeds successfully is if your ground is thoroughly soaked.  Otherwise, when you pull weeds, you’re more than likely just pulling the top part off.  The reasons weeds thrive so well is that they can survive even if all of the above ground structures are gone.  They just need a small amount of roots and then they grow. In addition to weeding, you want to start to fertilize your lawn before it gets too hot.

Don’t Burn Your Lawn: Fertilize Now

If you want to avoid burning your lawn, you want to apply your fertilizer now while it is still temperate.  Otherwise, you are basically causing a chemical burn that will essentially kill your lawn off.

So remember, this is the time of year you want to fertilize your lawn and get rid of the weeds.  Our next article on lawn maintenance will cover when to mow and water your lawn.

This concludes part one of our series.  For more information on lawn maintenance tips, be sure to read part two and part three as well.

Green ServPro LLC
600 W. Ray Rd. Suite B2
Chandler AZ 85225
(480) 420-0902
http://www.greenservpro.com