Lawn Maintenance Tips

It requires a lot more than grass seed to have a healthy, lush lawn. If your landscape looks as worn and bare as the pelt of a mangy dog, it’s time to seek professional help.

A professional lawn and garden maintenance service can readily turn the brownest and barren landscape into a healthier, greener space to relax with family and friends. A verdant, manicured landscape also creates curb appeal and increases property value.

The process of turning your “tired looking” yard into the envy of the neighborhood includes several steps.

Spring Clean Up
A winter’s worth of debris and leaf accumulation can smother the lawn, stunting spring grass emergence. Your professional yard service can make “fast work” of cleaning out flower beds, power raking the lawn, trimming broken tree branches, cleaning raining gutters and giving the landscape a “fresh face”.

When choosing a professional lawn and garden maintenance company, select a contractor that provides all season services including snow removal, leaf removal, garden cultivation, green waste hauling, and sprinkler system installation and repair, as well as summer season lawn maintenance. Most landscape professionals offer weekly and monthly lawn and landscape maintenance packages designed to fit any budget.

Aeration
In nature, grasses grow tall, sinking deep anchoring roots. These deep roots serve to break up the soil and create a turf able to withstand the sweltering heat and periods of drought common to midwestern summers. In the home landscape, grasses are typically not left alone to mature naturally. Instead, we mow and edge, water, and weed, shaping the natural growth into a tight green carpet. However, all the aggressive activities required maintaining a manicured emerald green lawn compress the soil that in turn stunts root growth.

Aeration allows oxygen to reach turf soil and grass roots. Aeration makes holes in the lawn and the soil by cutting and extracting a small plug from the soil or by punching holes in the soil. During the aeration process, the thatch is broken up and soil loosened. Healthy turf that is aerated withstands insect attacks, crowds out weeds and gives your home the visual appeal of a lush, thick green lawn.

Dethatching
Your lawn cannot grow if the soil cannot breathe or absorb moisture. Dethatching removes the tangle of matted dead grass and weeds that build up over a season of growth and mowing, smothering the soil surface and preventing oxygen, moisture and nutrients to penetrate the soil. When the thatch layer in your lawn exceeds a half-inch thick, its time to dethatch.

A dethatcher, also known as a power rake, verti-cutter or vertical cutter uses tines specifically designed to loosen the thatch that is then cut with vertical blades that lift the thatch to the surface of the lawn. In order not to damage the lawn, it is imperative that the blades be properly adjusted and spacing set based on grass type.

Although it is possible to dethatch a small area or a little lawn manually with a special dethatching rake, it is a laborious and time-consuming job best left to a professional with the equipment, knowledge and experience to do the job right.

Helpful Tips For A Lush Green Lawn

It requires a lot more than grass seed to have a healthy, lush lawn. If your landscape looks as worn and bare as the pelt of a mangy dog, it is time to seek professional help.

A professional lawn and garden maintenance service can readily turn the brownest and barren landscape into a healthier, greener space to relax with family and friends. A verdant, manicured landscape also creates curb appeal and increases property value

The process of turning your “tired looking” yard into the envy of the neighborhood includes several steps.

Spring Clean Up

A winter’s worth of debris and leaf accumulation can smother the lawn, stunting spring grass emergence. Your professional yard service can make “fast work” of cleaning out flower beds, power raking the lawn, trimming broken tree branches, cleaning raining gutters and giving the landscape a “fresh face”.

When choosing a professional lawn and garden maintenance company, select a contractor that provides all season services including snow removal, leaf removal, garden cultivation, green waste hauling, and sprinkler system installation and repair, as well as summer season lawn maintenance. Most landscape professionals offer weekly and monthly lawn and landscape maintenance packages designed to fit any budget.

Aeration

In nature, grasses grow tall, sinking deep anchoring roots. These deep roots serve to break up the soil and create a turf able to withstand the sweltering heat and periods of drought common to midwestern summers. In the home landscape, grasses are typically not left alone to mature naturally. Instead, we mow and edge, water, and weed, shaping the natural growth into a tight green carpet. However, all the aggressive activities required maintaining a manicured emerald green lawn compress the soil that in turn stunts root growth.

Aeration allows oxygen to reach turf soil and grass roots. Aeration makes holes in the lawn and the soil by cutting and extracting a small plug from the soil or by punching holes in the soil. During the aeration process, the thatch is broken up and soil loosened. Healthy turf that is aerated withstands insect attacks, crowds out weeds and gives your home the visual appeal of a lush, thick green lawn.

Dethatching

Your lawn cannot grow if the soil cannot breathe or absorb moisture. Dethatching removes the tangle of matted dead grass and weeds that build up over a season of growth and mowing, smothering the soil surface and preventing oxygen, moisture and nutrients to penetrate the soil. When the thatch layer in your lawn exceeds a half-inch thick, its time to dethatch

A dethatcher, also known as a power rake, verti-cutter or vertical cutter uses tines specifically designed to loosen the thatch that is then cut with vertical blades that lift the thatch to the surface of the lawn. In order not to damage the lawn, it is imperative that the blades be properly adjusted and spacing set based on grass type.

Although it is possible to dethatch a small area or a little lawn manually with a special dethatching rake, it is laborious and time consuming job best left to a professional with the equipment, knowledge and experience to do the job right.

 

Making a Paint Theme for Your Home

Choosing the paint colors for your home is a daunting task. With so many options available, picking the right colors can take longer than the actual painting.

But it’s a good thing to spend time on choosing paint colors that you’re happy with. The color of the room we’re in has been shown to affect our moods in positive or negative ways. Your home is the place you should feel the most comfortable, and the colors of your walls should be an extension of that.

Today we’re going to give you some tips on choosing the right paint for your home that will fit your personal tastes but will also be appealing to just about any eye.

Take inventory

Before you head to the hardware store to start looking at color swatches, you’re going to need to do some research in your own home. While you have the freedom to choose any color you want to paint your walls, it’s advisable to take a look at the colors that are already in your home–not the colors on the walls, but the colors of your furniture, floors, ceilings, countertops, etc.

If you have a living room furniture set that you love and a new carpet, odds are you don’t plan on replacing these items just to fit the new color of your room.

So, here’s what to do. Take out your phone and snap some close-up photos (I mean really close up so that you can only see one color) of your sofa, chairs, and other furniture. Open up your photos and compare them next to one another. Do you notice a color trend in your furniture? If so, one of those colors could be a great place to start your palette.

Choosing a palette

There’s no need to go to the store just to get a basic idea of the colors you want for your home. If you’re reading this, odds are you have all the tools you need to start making a palette.

There are numerous websites devoted to creating color palettes. But today we’ll talk about two specific tools that will be the most useful.

Palette makers

The first thing you’ll want is to put one color into a palette maker online (Google will present you with many). This color should be the one that you want to tie the whole house together with.

Color harmonies

Have you ever head of complimentary colors? The term might make you think back to middle school art class. Complimentary colors are a type of color harmony. There are websites that allow you to enter the color of your choosing (in this case the main color you chose above) and it will give you the color harmonies for that color.

 

Tips to-go

  • Choosing various shades of the same color help build continuity in your home
  • Putting the darkest colors in your room near the floor and the lightest near the ceiling add a natural ambience to the room
  • Use bolder colors for “high energy rooms” like the kitchen, and quiet colors for lower energy rooms like the bedroom

 

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