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DIY or Professional Lawn Care

Aug 17, 2007
You don't have time for complicated garden arrangements or have enough space to have both flower stops and a lawn? In any case you should either spend time to take care of it or hire a professional lawn care company to do it for you.

Many would think that taking care of a lawn is simple. Indeed, it is not rocket science, but still there are many things to know in order to have a healthy and nice lawn. Using a professional lawn care service will save you the time required to learn the lawn care secrets as well as the risk involved in practicing over your own garden.

How a professional lawn care company can help? Usually they will make an analysis of the current condition of your lawn. It normally includes the grass types, turf density, thatch, lawn diseases, weeds type and presence, watering patterns, and so on. Each one of these is very important and must be taken into account for growing a healthy garden.

The next batch of services depends of the analyses made. Most of the professional lawn care companies offer weed and moss control, scarification, pest control, fungus and disease control, fertilization. If you are new to the subject it is likely that you don't know what exactly each one of this means. Here is a brief explanation.

Weed control includes monitoring of the weed growth and the application of various treatments to reduce it. Scarification is a mechanical process that removes dead moss and combing the thatch. It's important for the proper growth of the grass as well as for the good watering. Do not worry if some lawn areas will have to be re-seeded after the scarification. The pest control includes application of pest products and a recommendation which are the best ones after consideration of the most common pests for your garden.

In fact you may not need professional lawn company to take care for your lawn all round the year. You can b briefed how to handle the regular activities such as watering and mowing. It is easy to learn the basics of watering and mowing. The lawn company can handle the pest control and fertilization. This way you will not only spend some money but will benefit from a relaxing hobby.

If you are an enthusiast and want to take care of your lawn alone, than here are some basics tips to help you start. Select grass type that matches your climate. Once you have selected a plant type that will thrive, then preparation and maintenance are keys to success. Learn how to water your garden properly. It is best to water it in the mornings so that the grass can be dry by the night. Avoid frequent watering and shallow watering as they do more harm than good. Also remember not to water after fertilization. Mowing is the second important thing. Use a mower with a sharp blade and never cut more than 1/3 of the grass height. Maintain your lawn equipment regularly and keep it in good condition.
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