Not all grasses are designed to look like golf course turf. In fact, if you are trying to attain that look by repeatedly cutting your grass below the minimum mowing height, you may be doing more harm than good. Some species of grass can even die if you are cutting them too short.
Mowing mistakes are common. It is important that you understand the specifics about your grass structure in order to learn if it can tolerate a shorter cut.
It is all too common to hear frustrated homeowners who have spent a notable amount of time, energy and money into planting spring flowers – only to find them half-eaten by sneaky rabbits just a few days later. At Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping, we are happy to help you avoid this devastating landscaping event. There are ways to protect your spring flowers and discourage hungry rabbits from ruining your landscaping efforts.
If you’ve been unwillingly providing flower snacks for nearby rabbits, here are some effective strategies to consider:
Did you know that all lawns have weeds? Even those luscious and perfectly manicured grasses you covet have weed seeds lurking beneath the surface. These seeds can stay dormant for years until ideal conditions occur and they make themselves known. Therefore, the key to winning the battle against weeds is to prevent the “perfect storm” from developing so that the seeds never sprout.
Here are three steps you can take to prevent weeds this spring and summer:
Limit Bare Areas
When your grass is thick and healthy, weeds basically get choked out. Therefore, it is important to tend to areas of your turf that look bare, as these are spots where weeds have an opportunity to grow. In addition, if you have bare areas along your driveway, sidewalk or other paved surface, the extra heat and space will also foster weed growth.
Whether you are planting them in your yard or sending them in a bouquet to a friend, flowers are meant to convey beauty and evoke a positive reaction. Unfortunately, looks can be deceiving, even with flowers. There are several common flower varieties that are poisonous if ingested or even touched.
While you certainly don’t plan on eating your flowers, it is important to know when to keep curious children and pets out of harm’s way. From diarrhea and vomiting to organ failure and even death, toxic blooms are something you should know about. Here are some well-known flowers that need to be looked at instead of nibbled on:
After months of cold weather and dormant grass, your landscape will finally start to come alive again as springtime temperatures arrive. Don’t miss this critical stage in lawn care. There are some specific steps you should take to prepare your yard for optimal growth and vibrancy in the coming springtime months.
#1 Clean Up – But Be Gentle
You may be anxious to give your landscape a good spring cleaning, and this is encouraged. However, be careful with your raking efforts and foot traffic. Your early spring soil isn’t dry enough to withstand heavy work. Be gentle as you remove leaves and debris so that you don’t disturb soggy soil or cause compaction that will threaten the tender grass shoots lying underneath.