Category: Home Care

Here's How Often Should You Mow Your Lawn

Avoid These Customer Complaints

There are certain expectations a customer has when hiring a lawn company.

Hiring a lawn and snow service is a luxury, if customers are paying a pretty penny to have their property professionally maintained they’ll likely want some customer service, too.

As a provider, it’s best practice to make sure you create a checklist outside of the services they ordered. This ensures that they are not only pleased with the quality, but the experience as a whole. Keep in mind that a lot of business comes from referrals and every new customer is an opportunity for a mutually beneficial experience. 

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Lawn Care in Chicago, IL: What You Need To Know

Lawn Care in Chicago, IL: What You Need To Know

Comprising 77 community areas and more than 100 neighborhoods, the Windy City has a ton of lawns in need of care! Since Chicago has both extremely hot and extremely cold weather patterns, timing is everything when it comes to lawn care. If you’re living in the Chicago area, here are some tips to keep in mind when it comes to maintaining your lawn.

Lawn Tips For Chicago-area Homeowners

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5 Things Lawn Care Providers Wish You Knew

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.

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Winter Lawn Care

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.

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Can You Mow A Wet Lawn?

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

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Best Tips On How To Make Money Mowing Lawns

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.

We’ve talked about ways to advertise yourself to attract business, but that’s to let people know you exist. After you let people know you’re available, the answer to how to make money mowing lawns is to maintain the clients you’ve earned! So what is truly the best way to keep your customers coming back? By far the best way is to become a provider on LawnGuru where we handle customer follow-ups and payment methods! Keep reading for more advice on how to make money mowing lawns. 

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How & Why You Should Winterize Your Sprinkler System

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!

Use Google to search for a frost line map to be sure of whether or not the ground in your neighborhood gets cold enough to freeze pipes. If there’s any question at all, it’s a good idea to go ahead and winterize your sprinklers. Better to be safe than sorry!

How to Winterize Your Sprinkler

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