Keeping up with your family’s activities can often leave little time to keep up with your lawn. In fact, a well-maintained and healthy landscape can demand countless hours that many homeowners simply don’t have. Still, it can be hard to justify the investment of hiring a professional to perform lawn maintenance tasks that you “should” be able to do. But before you miss out on your kid’s soccer game to pull out the lawn mower, consider these valued reasons why professional lawn maintenance can make sense for you.
Many Georgia families are still spending a lot of time at home. Whether your kids are doing virtual school or you are working remotely, the extra time at your house can be a great opportunity to expand your landscape. In fact, if you’ve always wanted a small garden on your property but never had the time to commit to it, now could be the perfect chance. A fall garden can bring cheap food to your dinner table as well as give your children an educational lesson in growing food and sustainability.
It is no surprise that irrigation is critical to a healthy lawn. However, there are some right and wrong ways to water your landscape. In fact, bad watering habits can do more harm than good. Improper irrigation can quickly sabotage the health and appearance of your grass, plants and flowers.
When it comes to your yard irrigation requirements, the type of grass, soil and weather conditions you have are important factors. Working with a lawn care professional can help you determine the best practices for your specific landscape and location. Overall, however, there are some “bad watering habits” to avoid. To keep your lawn vibrant and healthy this summer, stay away from the following irrigation mistakes:
The hot and dry climate of summer can be a major threat to Georgia lawns, and your turf will show the signs of stress if it isn’t taken care of properly. Fighting for a healthy lawn this summer includes more than just adequate watering. Another critical factor in helping your grass survive is proper mowing. Are your mowing habits hurting or harming your summer lawn?
Do you have pools of water in your yard after a hard rain? If so, it needs to be addressed. Fortunately drainage and erosion problems can be solved with a variety of solutions, including rain gardens, dry wells, French drains, retention walls and grading. However, one of the most subtle and natural-looking ways to tackle poor drainage on your property is with the simple installation of a dry creek bed. Here’s a closer look at the what, where, why and how of dry creek beds.