A beautiful lawn is coveted by any property owner, be it a homeowner or a commercial property manager.
Thick, lush and vibrant are words commonly used to describe what makes a lawn beautiful. In fact, these are just the results of carefully planned, regular lawn care practices. Of course, these practices differ based on the area where you live. Our article takes a look at the best Chicago IL lawn maintenance practices.
Difference between Lawn, Sod, and Turf
There are 3 different words that are used interchangeably by people when it comes to lawn care:
A lawn refers to the entire area that’s covered with grass around the home. It usually refers to the upper visible layer of the grass.
Sod is the sum of the grass and the soil directly underneath it which is ket together by the grass roots.
Sod is generally used to establish a new lawn or to repair an existing one by transplanting square or rolled up sections. The main benefit of sod is that it bypasses the time required by the seeds to grow.
Turf might mean the same thing as sod, peat or even lawn, although the term is mostly used in British and Australian English.
Lawn Care Best Practices
A perfect lawn care plan has to incorporate the following:
Diseases can significantly impact the appearance and health of your lawn in a negative way, and that is why it’s important to ensure that your turf is not infected in any way.
Some of the factors that can increase the risk of turf diseases include over-fertilizing, excess watering, and trimming the lawn in the wrong way. To ensure that your lawn stays healthy, it is essential to ensure that you are applying disease prevention and control measures.
Weeds are some the worst enemies to plants and, in this case, your turf.
Proper lawn care should ensure that unwanted plants are eliminated. Weeds can be controlled using mechanical methods such as removing them manually, or chemical methods such as the use of herbicides.
Our team of experts will choose the most appropriate weed control method for your lawn.
Fertilizing the lawn is an important practice. It provides nutrients that promote the healthy growth of your grass.
The frequency of fertilizing depends on a few factors, among them your region, and the particular needs of your lawn. However, it is usually preferable to fertilize during fall.
It is essential to point out that seeding can be quite expensive, but it has a great benefit to your lawn.
Seeding helps to fill in the thinned-out areas of your lawn, creating a dense growth of grass, that discourages pests and weeds.
Seeding can also allow you to introduce a new type of grass that’s more resistant to diseases and insects.
Mowing and regular lawn care can keep your yard looking good, but also sanitizes the area by eliminating some of the pests. In most cases, lawn mowing also encourages new, uniform growth as more energy is diverted to the grass blades.
Cutting the grass regularly also protects the lawn mowing machines as there is less grass clumping up.
There is such a thing as excessive mowing. As a rule of thumb, about 1/3rd of the blade should be removed with each mowing and most grass species should not be cut shorter than 2 inches.
Benefits of regular care
Reduced accidental damage
A percentage of people lack the basic knowledge of how to properly care for their lawn. This increases the risk of accidental damage to themselves and to the property.
Investing in our professional services gives you the peace of mind that your lawn is being taken care of by experts, who know how to avoid possible hazards while keeping your lawn healthy and attractive.
Less physical labor for you
Lawn care requires some physical effort, depending on how you tend to your grass.
It also requires you to dedicate time to lawn care on a regular basis and perform those physical tasks.
A lot of people prefer to hire professional lawn care services, not because they can't perform it themselves, but because it saves them time and effort that they can apply to more lucrative tasks.
Most people work on a tight schedule and tend to postpone mundane tasks such as lawn care very often.
By having someone do this work for you consistently, you might even save some money compared to paying to repair a damaged, unkempt lawn.
Doing everything right when it comes to lawn maintenance reduces the risk of bare spots popping uninvited and ruining your lawn. But, even then, factors outside of your control can interfere with all your hard work.
Whether you need your lawn reseeded or a larger bare patch repaired with sod, R & G Almanza Landscape can help you put back the lush, bright green into your lawn.
Chicago lawn maintenance services
If you are looking for a professional lawn care company, we have more than 20 years experience providing these types of services, from mulching and aeration to mowing and weed control.
Give us a call now and we will provide you with a free, no-obligation quote: