Professional Lawn Care & The Science Behind It

Before modern and professional lawn care, people relied on cows, goats, and other grazing livestock to trim the grass. We’ve come a long way in lawn care, haven’t we? Nowadays, though, lawn mowing isn’t as simple as just cutting grass, dumping fertilizer over your lawn, and calling it a day. Lawn care providers are called professionals for a reason! Read more

5 Things Lawn Care Providers Wish You Knew

In the age of the internet, everyone is an expert. Social media, magazine articles, and DIY forums can inspire homeowners to achieve the perfect lawn. However, just like a doctor’s input is often more accurate and helpful than self-diagnosing with WebMD, sometimes it’s best to consult a lawn care professional. After all, your lawn is one of the first things people see, and we all know how important first impressions are. Read more

How & Why To Winterize Your Lawn Equipment

Let’s face it; lawn equipment is not cheap. It’s full-fledged power equipment that needs to be maintained just like a car, or any other type of gas-powered machinery, would need to be. When it comes to cold-weather conditions, there are special precautions that need to be taken in order to get the most out of your lawn equipment for years to come. So, when it’s time to put your lawn equipment away for the season, here are some tips on how to—and why to—winterize your lawn equipment.
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The Best Grass Types to Plant Near Me

To most people, choosing the best grass types for planting probably sounds like a simple task… grass is grass! However, there are several different factors that play into which grass types will succeed in your yard based on your location, and experts often recommend combining two different varieties of grass to ensure that your lawn will thrive. Keep reading to learn what kind of grass is most likely to succeed in your area, or save your time and have an expert at LawnGuru do the work for you! Read more

The Best Lawn & Landscaping in Brighton, Michigan

Welcome to LawnGuru’s first installment of “LawnGuru Provider of the Month”. Each month we want to recognize a standout provider who has worked hard with us since the beginning.

Meet Jason, the original LawnGuru provider. When we launched the LawnGuru app in 2015, Jason and his crew were the first official team we dispatched. It’s been such a pleasure to grow together while simultaneously building our businesses. Fast forward to 2017, Jason is laying fat stripes all summer and plowing all winter! We want to thank Jason and his crew for being a part of the LawnGuru family. Read more

Winter Lawn Care

Winter lawn care may be less intense than lawn care during other seasons, but there are a few things you can do to ensure that your yard is off to a fresh start once spring rolls around again. When the cold weather truly hits, here are some tips on how to maintain your yard through the colder months.

Winter Lawn Care 101

One Last Mow

If you are reading this prior to the first snowfall where you live, you may want to consider one final mow before the ground freezes. Making sure that your grass is short at the end of the season will protect new growth. Also, leaving grass too tall through winter can lead to burrowing animals damaging your lawn by creating dead spots and pulling up grass to create nests. If you don’t have time to mow or have already winterized your mowing equipment, call LawnGuru!

Fertilize For Winter

If you live in North America, there’s a good chance that your yard is made up of cool-season grasses like Bermuda or Bluegrass. If this is the case for your yard, you should fertilize your lawn before the first freeze. Late fall and early winter are the best times to fertilize your lawn because not only will you be replacing nutrients that have been lost from your soil during warmer months, but the fertilizer will remain in the soil and feed your lawn’s roots all winter long. Come spring, your lawn will be lush, green, and ready for some TLC from LawnGuru.

Clean Up Your Yard

Avoid dead spots in your yard once spring rolls around by making sure you clear your lawn of things like furniture or fallen leaves before the first snowfall where you live. Snowfall and cold weather paired with the weight of an object left behind can lead to stunted growth and thinning in that area of your yard.  

Stay Off The Grass

Similarly to leaving objects in your yard, a lot of lawn traffic can lead to large dead spots come spring. Grass can be resilient, but it will have a hard time recovering from tire tracks or heavy foot traffic.

Here are some quick tips for protecting your lawn:

  • Avoid letting anyone park on your yard.
  • Regularly plow your driveway and sidewalk so no one is tempted to cut across your yard (call LawnGuru to schedule your first plow)!  
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    Can You Mow A Wet Lawn?

    Can you mow a wet lawn? The obvious answer is probably not, and LawnGuru certainly wouldn’t suggest it, but sometimes it is just unavoidable. The first step is deciding whether or not you are willing to put up with the disadvantages.

     

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    • You might damage your lawn
    • Lawn clippings can clump
    • Your grass can go limp
    • You could slip and injure yourself
    • You could end up with an uneven cut

    If you decide that the pros of mowing your wet lawn outweigh the cons, then keep reading for the best practices to follow when it comes to mowing a wet lawn.

    Rules For Mowing A Wet Lawn

    Does Your Yard Pass The “Too Wet” Test?

    Damp grass will be a lot safer to mow than a heavily saturated yard. Less water also means it will be easier for you to rake after you mow, in case of clumps. The easiest way to test if your yard is too wet is to step on it. If your grass or lawn is sinking underneath your feet when you step on it, then it is too wet to mow.

    Save Tall Grass For A Dry Day

    The worst type of grass to mow when wet is grass that’s too long or tall. Tall grass is already difficult to cut and should be done in multiple mowing appointments. Mowing grass that’s both tall and wet can lead to disaster. Not only can cutting tall, wet grass damage your lawn and rip out roots, but it can also potentially damage your lawn mowing equipment.

    Sharpen Your Blades

    If you need to mow your wet lawn, make sure your mower blades are as sharp as possible. Dull blades can lead to a jagged and uneven cut, and even tear out wet grass from the ground which can mean significant damage to your lawn. Sharp blades, on the other hand, will produce a clean cut. The point of lawn care is to make sure your lawn looks good, so make sure you have the proper equipment before going out there!

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    Best Tips On How To Make Money Mowing Lawns

    If you are a lawn care provider wondering how to make money mowing lawns, you’ve come to the right place. When customers hire a lawn care professional, they want to make sure they are hiring the right one. If you want to grow your business in order to make money mowing lawns, it’s important to differentiate yourself from others. The best way to get lawn care customers is to show them how much of an expert and professional you truly are. Read more

    How & Why You Should Winterize Your Sprinkler System

    Maybe you’ve heard about winterizing your sprinkler system before and how it’s an important step when it comes to maintaining your system, but do you know how and why you should winterize your sprinkler system? Keep reading to learn!

    Homeowners must properly prepare their yard before the cold weather hits! This way, the yard will remain as attractive as possible for the cold season and will be ready to flourish once the weather warms again. One of the most important tasks to undertake is sprinkler winterization. In this post, we are going to walk you through everything you need to know about sprinkler winterization, but if you’d rather cut to the chase and have a professional take over, contact LawnGuru!

    Why Sprinkler Winterization

    Bears prepare for the winter by eating lots of food before their seasonal slumber, but for us humans, the task is a bit more work. Sprinkler Winterization is important because it will prevent frozen pipes and bursting valves. Our sprinklers take such good care of our lawns during the spring and summer months. We need to prepare them for proper hibernation so that they can continue their jobs the following year! Read more

    The Easiest Way To Make Money Mowing Lawns

    There are many ways to make money mowing lawns, but some approaches are easier than others. In this post, we are going to discuss how to make the most money mowing lawns, in the simplest way possible. Keep in mind, mowing lawns for money is not just about mowing lawns, but building up the confidence and trust of your clients.

    Of course, you can enlist many tactics to make money mowing lawns, but, by far, the easiest way to make money mowing lawns is to sign yourself up as a provider on LawnGuru.

    Advertise To Make Money Mowing Lawns

    The first step to making money mowing lawns is to make sure customers know you exist. How can they hire you if they don’t know who you are? There are various tools you can use to help advertise your business, such as business cards or flyers. Advertising may seem like a scary investment for your business, but it’s a great way to spread the word. Another great way to advertise your lawn care services is to sign yourself up as a provider on LawnGuru. Doing so means that the LawnGuru team will handle advertising for your services so you can focus on providing excellent service.

    Offer Extra Services In Addition To Mowing Lawns

    If you are trying to make money mowing lawns, it is important to differentiate yourself from others trying to do the same thing as you. Consider what other services customers might need along with having their lawn mowed? For example, many people like having a well-fertilized lawn, and some might want weed-killing products applied. Perhaps you offer a free weed-wack as part of the package in order to attract customers. What makes you special? Being a one-stop shop for customer’s will mean more convenience for them and more business for you!

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