Lawn Maintenance – How We Do It
When we come to your property we are going to be completely thorough in our service.
Lawn Care service includes the following: 1. Mowing with a professional grade lightweight mower that won’t tear up your yard 2. Line trimming all the areas on the property including fences, around posts, trees, and curbs 3. Edging the sidewalks, driveways, and curbs with a metal blade edger 4. Cleaning up all grass clippings on the property.
The price you pay is determined by the sqare footage of the turf on the property. We don’t upcharge if you live in a fancy neighborhood; the price is the price, and it’s fair across the board.
Some other things to note during service: If we are servicing your property and notice an empty trash can needs to be brought back up to the house from the road then we are going to do it. We pick up kids toys before we mow and place them on the porch. We refill your dogs water bowl if we notice it getting low. These are the extras that set us apart, and it’s just normal day to day activities for us.
PLAN AND DETAILS
Average lawn mowing prices range from about $30 to $80 per visit, depending on square footage, and large cutting projects can cost more as a result. Most lawn care services charge a flat rate per visit for lawn cutting and additional fees for extra services like edging, leaf-blowing or seasonal cleanup visits. You can determine how often the service comes, like once per week during the peak growing season. In terms of seasonal cleanup, a final autumn visit can include mulching or bagging leaves. An early spring visit may be needed to clear winter debris prior to regular mowing. Each service determines its own rates, and it can vary depending on many factors.
If the grass is thin and considerable bare soil is showing, by all means leave the clippings on the lawn.
But, when you have a good solid dense turf and you get a flush of growth in the spring, then it may be a good idea to remove the excess clippings.
Not necessarily. A mossy lawn is usually due to poor drainage, not to acidity in the soil, as is widely believed. It probably is starved. Grass cannot grow unless it has plant food.
In the absence of plant food, the grass becomes thin and practically disappears and then the moss takes over.
Generally, you should give your grass half an inch of water twice per week—one inch total per week. If you can leave footprints in your grass, you need to water more frequently. Find out how long it takes your sprinkler to deliver a half-inch of water by putting out a straight-sided container during a watering session. Then measure the water level with a ruler.
If you’re looking for a natural solution to troublesome weeds, pulling is easier with a little water. Just let your sprinkler run for a few minutes over the weedy area before you get to work. Another idea? Cut weeds to the ground over and over until they run out of steam. A third option is to smother the area with black plastic, cardboard or a thick layer of newspaper. Once you’ve cleared an area of weeds, cover it again with a thick layer of mulch to prevent new ones. For weeds that creep up in driveway cracks, pour boiling water or vinegar on the affected area. Keep in mind not all weeds are bad and in fact many such as dandelions, red clover and sorrel are edible. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!