Category: lawn maintenance

Heat Stress Isn’t Cool

It’s the middle of July and from California to Maine there’s a heat wave messing up our hair and our lawns.

It’s fairly common mid season for your lawn to dry out from the heat and start to look more like a bale of hay. By mid-July you’re likely missing the feeling of the lush green grass beneath your feet, and quite honestly, your dog probably feels the same way.

It’s time to give your lawn a little extra TLC. That means: watering regularly, staying ... 

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Double Cutting Your Lawn: Is It Worth It?

Double Cutting Your Lawn: Is It Worth It?

Has your provider ever recommended double cutting your lawn? Double cutting happens when a lawn needs to be cut twice—sometimes in the same session—or maybe a couple of days after a mow. It takes extra time and can be more of an expense than a regular cut, so the big question is… is it worth it?

When To Double Cut Your Lawn

For A Cleaner Cut

Double cutting can help give your lawn a cleaner and higher quality cut. If your grass has grown just a little bit too tall, mowing once—even if you’re following the one-third rule—can rip the blades of grass and cause damage to your lawn. Unless you’re using very sharp blades in your mower, double cutting may be a better option when it comes to lessening the stress on your turfgrass.

For a cleaner cut across your lawn, raise your deck height for the first round of mowing. After that, mow your lawn the second time with your blade lowered to the desired final height.

When Your Grass Is Too

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Here's How Short To Cut Your Grass In The Spring

Here’s How Short To Cut Your Grass In The Spring

It’s easy to have a year-round lawn care routine when you live in a warmer climate. However, if you live in an area that has long, cold winters, you have to be careful about how short to cut your grass come springtime, especially early spring when the weather is still cold. Rather than waiting for a certain date to start mowing your lawn, it’s best to wait until your grass has reached a certain length.

The optimal length for most cool-season turfgrass is about 2 to 2 ½ inches, so wait until your lawn has grown around 3 inches before mowing. If you’re unsure about which type of grass you have, it’s worth asking your lawn provider what the right height is for your lawn’s specific breed or blend of grass. Just make sure you don’t mow your lawn while it’s still dormant. By monitoring your grass until it reaches a specific height, you’ll know that your grass is growing and ready for mowing!

Advice On Cutting Your Grass Short

Here are a few other things to keep in mind when figuring out how short to cut your grass come spring:

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The Best Brands In Lawn Equipment

The Best Brands In Lawn Equipment

When the average consumer thinks of lawn equipment tools, they might think no further than lawn mowers. After all, lawn mowers are the crux of a successful lawn mowing business! As a lawn care provider, however, you may already know that lawn maintenance is so much more than just mowing a lawn. In addition to mowing lawns, your clients may have other landscaping needs, such as edging, trimming, or leaf cleanup. Keep reading to learn more about the best brands in lawn equipment. 

What Makes a Brand

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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

Overseeding

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How & Why To Winterize Your Lawn Equipment

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.

 

Why you should winterize your lawn equipment:

  • To extend the lifespan of your lawn equipment.
  • To avoid clogging your equipment with gas.
  • So there’s no need for professional, costly cleaning at the start of the next season.
  • To stay protected by your warranty.

Remember, when it comes to winterizing lawn equipment, it is always best to refer to your owner’s manual for instructions designed specifically for your equipment.

Equipment That Requires

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