Continue reading “Summer Lawn Care Checklist”
Summer is perhaps the most important time to be certain that you are giving your lawn all the advantages that you can. Summer lawn care involves a simple, common sense approach to realizing your lawn’s needs during Summer stresses. You can rely on Lawn-A-Mat for the information and guidance you need during this important time of year. As always, please call us with any questions you have.
Continue reading “Spring Clean Ups – Do’s and Don’ts”
About 80% of lawn care customers in our area of the country do Spring clean ups or pay to have them done. Spring clean ups can take many forms from light raking and blowing to deep thatching. Unfortunately we have found that Spring clean ups, if done incorrectly, often do a lot of damage to the turf grass. The good news is that the lawn has the whole season to recover and with our help and your patience, it will. The bad news is that the lawn can look horrible until it fully recovers, creating the need for more lawn care resources and contributing to customer dissatisfaction.
Continue reading “Lawn Care Consistency”
One of the most common questions we receive involves how many services are needed to properly care for a lawn. While the answer to this depends greatly upon the individual lawn in question, there are some basic agronomic principles about turf grass, lawn care and lawn care materials that can be generally applied across a broad spectrum of homeowner lawns.
Continue reading “Lawn Renovations and Renewal”
Our culture cares deeply about home lawns. Homeowners spend a lot of time and money either caring themselves or hiring a company to care for their lawns. A well maintained, healthy, green, non weedy lawn is much sought after. Most of the time lush, green turf grass is not hard to achieve for us, the professionals. Our Greenskeeper lawn care program is specifically designed to provide all the materials your lawn needs to be the envy of the neighborhood. And by following our Important Lawn Care Guidelines, you will be doing all you can as well.
But, what happens when all we do just does not give us the results we want? Often, poor results are due to inadequate environmental conditions for turf grass development like, rocky soil, shade, compaction, thatch buildup, poor drainage or too much traffic. These may be adjustable and you can trust Lawn-A-Mat to advise you along the way. There are just those times when lawn renovations are needed.
Continue reading “Tree Seedlings and Lawn Care”
Tree seedlings sure do look like weeds! That’s what we hear from dozens of our customers every May and June. Tree seedlings account for the vast majority of mistaken weed identifications by homeowners and way too many complaints. While tree seedlings are not technically weeds because they are trees, they are considered weeds if you follow the old adage that a weed is anything that is growing in a place that you do not want it.
Continue reading “Lawn Mushrooms and Lawn Care”
Lawn Mushrooms, though looking out of place, are usually a normal organism to find in lawns, gardens and flower beds. In most cases they are a result of the breakdown of organic material, like a tree stump, and high surface moisture. This is why they are most often noticed after rainfall and with moderate temperatures.