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Landscaping Guide For Homeowners

Hello, my name is Justin Malone and on this blog you'll find a lot of useful information about landscaping. When I moved into my newly built home, I didn't even have any grass in my yard, so I had to start from scratch. Before I tackled the project of landscaping my property, I did a large amount of research first. I learned how to plant grass seed, and when the grass started to grow, I researched planting trees. As my yard started taking shape, I planted shrubs and made flower beds. My next landscape project was building a fish pond and I completed it with ease after doing the research. I'm writing this blog as a guide for others who want to do their own landscaping and I hope that it helps you learn how to create a beautiful yard.

Want A Beautiful Lawn? 4 Add-On Services Your Lawn Is Dying For

A large chunk of money that lawn care companies make comes from their mow and blow services. These are basic services where someone comes to your house once a week to cut the grass, edge things up, and blow away the trimmings. If you subscribe to this service, you may not know that you're only getting the very basic service. However, you may notice that your lawn needs a bit more care. Nearly 70 percent of people think their lawn needs improvement. Your lawn care company may offer many more options that will take your lawn from okay to beautiful. Following are four add-on services that your lawn is dying for. 


If you want a healthy green lawn, you have to feed it by fertilizing it at least four times per season. Most recommended schedules have you feeding your lawn in the early spring, late spring, summer, and fall. However, you don't simply place the same fertilizer on your lawn each time. Your products should be tailored for your lawn's needs at the moment. For example, weeds flourish in the spring, so your product should have a weed-diminishing component. If you don't want to figure out what your lawn needs and do the work, ask your lawn company to do it for you. 


Aeration is the process of putting small holes in the soil to allow better absorption of water and nutrients. Aerated lawns are normally more lush, health, and drought tolerant. You should aerate your lawn at least once per year. However, two times is preferred. Aeration should be performed in either the spring or fall. If you choose to aerate twice, do it both in the spring and the fall. 

Leaf Removal

Leaf removal is a huge job. If you aren't going to do it properly, pay your lawn care company to do it for you. If you let the leaves stay on your lawn, you will smother your grass or cause it to become pale, sickly, and weak. 

Sprinkler Management

Your sprinkler system needs to be cleaned out and started at the beginning of each growing season. It should also be checked for any potential problems and maintained accordingly. Throughout the season, you should also check it periodically to make sure it's performing well and make adjustments when necessary. If you don't want to keep an eye on it, ask your lawn care company to do it. 

Your lawn care company, like Melbourne Lawn and Landscaping, can do so much more than simply mow your grass. If you want a gorgeous, maintenance-free lawn that you don't have to lift a finger to create, talk to your company about your upgrade options today.