Keep Your Home’s Lawn Beautiful without the Hassle
Your lawn is one of the most apparent components of your property, which is why it plays such a big role in its value. When you need residential or commercial lawn maintenance, GrassMasters can provide trustworthy solutions of the highest quality.
We provide residential and commercial lawn maintenance and lawn care services, ranging from mowing to fertilization and more.
The Importance of Maintenance
Keeping your lawn green, vibrant, healthy, and free of weeds is a job for experts. That’s why our licensed specialists provide regular lawn care services designed to ensure your landscape looks its best year-round.
Maintenance of your lawn, like that of your car or your heating & cooling system, is much more affordable than replacement. It’s more cost-effective in the long run to schedule maintenance regularly than wait until your lawn becomes unhealthy or damaged beyond repair. With years of experience and state-of-the-art tools that we sharpen daily, GrassMasters can keep your landscape lush and beautiful all year long.
To keep your lawn looking its best year-round, weekly mowing is advised. Increasing the time between cuttings will result in more overgrowth and weeds, especially in the Spring and Summer months when your grass grows a lot faster. When mowing, make sure your lawn mover blades are always sharp and clean to prevent damage to the grass. Regular, weekly mowing will help your grass to grow thicker and prevent weed growth. It will also remove any brown or damaged grass tips and stimulate new, healthy growth. Here are some helpful tips for mowing lawn care questions:
- Don’t mow your lawn in the same direction every time you mow. This can compact the soil and cause grass to lean and grow in the direction it was mowed. By mowing in a different direction each time, you will help the grass grow more upright.
- If your lawn is long and overgrown, don’t try to mow it down all at once. This will put significant stress on your grass and create the potential for dead grass. Mow one-third of the grass height, let grass recover for three or four days, then mow again.
- Never mow your lawn when the grass is wet. Mowing wet grass causes an uneven cut that leaves a messy appearance. Wet grass clipping will also clog your lawn mower and cause more frequent mower maintenance.
Mowing your lawn creates stress on grass blades and roots, so your grass will need time to recover after each mowing. Although mowing height varies slightly with the seasons, there is a basic mowing rule – never remove more than one-third of the grass blade height with each mowing. When you mow your lawn too low, you open up the lawn’s canopy to more sun and heat. This can increase weed growth, especially during warm months since weeds need light to grow. Tall grass has more plant tissue, so it retains more moisture, produces more chlorophyll and shades the ground from direct sun. Keep your grass a little longer in warm weather and a little shorter in cool weather. For lawn care questions on proper mowing heights, talk to your GrassMasters lawn care professional.
Helpful Mowing Tip: Adjust the mower height up a notch on Memorial Day and again on July 4th. Adjust it down a notch on Labor Day, and again on Columbus Day.
our lawn needs about one-inch of water every week. That can come from your sprinkler system or natural rainfall, but one-inch per week is essential for fertile soil and strong grass roots. Of course, water is essential to all lawns, but too much or too little water can cause lawn problems. Frequent, light watering will cause shallow grass roots. Over-watering establishes a perfect environment for harmful insects and lawn diseases. Deep, infrequent watering is better than light, frequent watering. Water to a depth of about six inches two or three times a week, instead of watering every day. During hot weather, regular, deep watering is essential to keep the soil and grass roots from drying out. Address your lawn care questions about under-watering or over-watering to your GrassMasters lawn care professional.
The time of day you water your lawn can impact grass growth, weed growth and lawn diseases. For best lawn care results, remember these important watering tips:
- Avoid watering during the hottest part of the day, normally between 11 am and 3 pm
- Water in the morning between 6 am and 10 am, when there’s less sun, heat and wind
- If you can’t water in the morning, water in the late afternoon between 4 pm and 7 pm
- Avoid watering at night, as it invites mildew, fungal diseases and outdoor pests