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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 Better Looking Lawn? Hire A Lawn Care Service

Your lawn takes up a lot of your property, especially if you have a large yard. Because of this, it is important that you keep it in good condition. One way to do this is to hire a lawn care service. Below are three services they can offer you. 

Remove Weeds

One thing that can damage a lawn quickly is weeds. Some weeds are hard to control and eventually cover the lawn, which will drown out the grass and leave you with dead grass. The lawn care service can identify the type of weeds you have and then develop a plan to kill them. If you have a small lawn, they may pull the weeds out by hand. If they do this, they will make sure they also pull out the roots, so the weeds do not grow back.

If you have a large lawn, the lawn care service will likely spray an herbicide on the lawn to kill the weeds. If they do this, ask them if they can use an herbicide that will only kill weeds. They may have to spray more than one time as it can be easy to miss some weeds the first time. You will need to keep an eye on weeds after they are all killed. You can then pull them as soon as you notice a weed preventing them from spreading. 

Control Mosquitoes

If you have a lot of mosquitoes in your yard this can be caused by an unkempt and unhealthy lawn. The lawn care service can help you control mosquitoes by mowing your lawn regularly. Keeping the grass at the right height will prevent mosquitoes from hiding in the grass. The lawn care service also uses mosquito control products to keep mosquitoes away. This will have to be done regularly, such as once a month. They use these products on the lawn, as well as in other areas of your yard where mosquitoes are often found.

Fertilize Your Lawn

A lawn care service can fertilize your lawn for you, which will help keep the grass green and healthy. Fertilizing means the grass will grow thicker. Because the grass is healthy it can better fight off pests. There is organic fertilizer, which is made of plant food, such as kelp, alfalfa, and blood meal. This is also referred to as slow-release fertilizer. There are synthetic fertilizers, which use chemicals. This type of fertilizer is known as fast-release fertilizer. 

Talk with the lawn care service to learn more.