03 Apr Benefits of Lawn Care and How to Choose the Right Service
Spring is finally here! Have you been looking out your window at the lawn, wondering how to get it in top shape this spring while keeping it healthy and thriving throughout the summer? Are you thinking about hiring a lawn care service provider this year? Below are some factors to consider when choosing the right lawn care provider.
What are the benefits of lawn care?
- Aesthetics: A healthy, professionally cared-for lawn looks and feels beautiful. And depending on the type of care you choose, you’ll also be improving the overall health of your grass. A lawn care program that uses bio-nutrient supplements can help promote “turf to tip” healing for your yard, making you the envy of your neighbors.
- Time saver: Our lives are busy. Sometimes all we can do is keep the lawn mowed. Having a trusted lawn care provider can help. While they focus on other lawn care tasks, you’ll have time to relax in your beautiful outdoor space.
- Reduced pollution: A healthy lawn helps clean the air by trapping carbon monoxide, ozone, and other matter. It can also aid noise reduction by absorbing sound. In fact, the thicker and stronger your turf, the more effectively it can combat these pollutants.
- Cooler air: Remember how hot the blacktop on the playground used to get when you were a kid? A hydrated, healthy lawn will help cool the air around your house. In fact, according to a University of Mississippi study, the front lawns of a block of 8 houses have the same cooling effect of 70 tons of air conditioning.
Worried about chemicals, but love the look of a treated lawn? What can you do?
You don’t have to choose between a beautiful lawn and a space that’s safe for people and pets. An earth friendly lawn care program using bio-nutrient products has a holistic effect on your lawn: stronger turf, denser roots and an increase in overall plant health. Root density and turf strength help with drought tolerance and disease resistance, while helping to keep weeds from growing. As a result, your lawn becomes its own best defense system and fewer pesticides and weed treatments are needed over time.
What should you look for in a lawn care provider?
There are several factors to consider when choosing the team that will care for your lawn. In addition to the health of your lawn, you are entrusting them with your own health and well-being, as well as any people and pets who share your home. Look for a team of highly-trained and experienced technicians. Ask how much time will be spent at your home during each treatment. You want a company that builds enough time into their technicians’ daily schedules to allow them to stop and thoroughly address customers’ questions or concerns, rather than quickly spraying a treatment and dashing off to the next call.
How do you know what kind of treatment your yard needs?
Each yard has different needs based on the state of the lawn and what kinds of trees and shrubs are growing. Your lawn care team should evaluate your space and recommend a treatment plan tailored to its unique needs. Ask them how the plan will be modified based on what is happening with your lawn at different points throughout the season. Find out how your lawn will be prepared for winter dormancy and what the “wake up plan” is for the spring. If the technicians can answer all of these questions thoroughly and specifically in relation to your yard, you’ll know you’ve found the right lawn care partner.
Are you comparing lawn care service providers for the season ahead? Do you have other questions that weren’t addressed here? Talk to us in the comments! We love hearing from you and want to help.