7 Landscape Services for Spring

Spring is a busy time when it comes to maintaining your landscaping. This can be the opportune time to hire a landscaping service to help improve the beauty of your outdoor space. Here are seven one-time landscape services that can save you time this spring when you hire a professional.

  1. Yard cleanup. Before you can begin planting, edging or mowing, you need the debris from winter cleared away. Hire a landscape service to perform yard cleanup and remove all the branches, leaves and other debris from your yard.
  2. Aeration. If you have thick thatch that is confining your grass roots, your lawn may not be getting the water and nutrients it needs. A landscaper can aerate your lawn to loosen soil and perforate thatch.
  3. Mulching. Did you lose mulch over the winter? Have a landscaper deliver and spread new mulch in your gardens and landscape areas.
  4. Overseeding and fertilizing. Is your lawn sparse? Overseeding and fertilizer can help boost grass growth. Landscape pros know the right fertilizer and seeding methods to get the best results.
  5. Update your irrigation. Don’t wait until summer to update your irrigation. Get a new system installed before the hot weather arrives.
  6. Add new features. Update your patio or backyard with some new features. Consider an outdoor fireplace or fire pit to add light and warmth to your outdoor living space.
  7. Upgrade your outdoor lighting. Outdoor lighting can help you enjoy your landscaping at night or make your home more secure or safer. Consult a landscaper on ways to update your outdoor lighting for function and aesthetics.

Give your yard the professional help it needs this spring by hiring a landscaping company. It will save you time and ensure your yards are ready for summer.

Posted on behalf of:
Lanier Yardscapes
58 Terero Trail
Newnan, GA 30263
(770) 337-5147

Thin or Weed-Infested Lawn? Bring Your Grass Back to Life

It is harder that it would seem to maintain a lush, green lawn. While grass seems to grow everywhere, so do the weeds that also like the same terrain. If your lawn is looking sparse, or there seems to be more dandelions and weeds than grass, there are ways to bring your lawn back to health. Here are a few options to make your lawn thick and lush again.

Weed Control

If you have too many weeds, they can be stealing all the nutrients and water from your grass. The first step in creating a thicker, healthier lawn is controlling the weeds. Using the right agents that attack weeds while preserving your grass can go a long way in helping restore a healthy lawn.

Overseeding and Fertilizing

Thin grass often needs more nutrients and more blades to make a thick lawn. Overseeding your lawn and adding the right fertilizer can give the nutrients the soil needs with new seeds to thicken the growth. With the weeds gone, the nutrients in the soil and new growth, your lawn can come back to life.

When All Else Fails…

When your grass refuses to come back to life or you want a quicker fix, consider new sod. You can have healthy sod laid that gives you a new base to nourish, making it quicker and easier to get the lush lawn you desire.

If you are tired of your thin or weed-infested lawn, contact your local landscaper for a grass evaluation. They can determine whether your lawn can be rejuvenated or if it is time to consider new sod to create the lush grass you desire.

Posted on behalf of:
Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping
Cumming, GA 30041
(678) 294-0351

Spring Lawn Overseeding

With spring on the way, now is the time to decide whether your lawn needs overseeding.  If your lawn is looking a little thin, overseeding can help your lawn grow thick and lush and discourage the growth of weeds.  Overseeding can also help your lawn stay healthy by introducing disease resistant strains of grass into the lawn.

Spring and Fall are the two best times to overseed your lawn.  In warmer southern climates, fall is generally a better time because the grass can become established and get stronger throughout the Winter and it will also add some green color to dormant warm weather grass yards, but early spring is the next best time.  If your lawn is thin in the Spring, its best to overseed right away rather than wait until fall which would allow weeds to take hold in the yard. In colder climates, spring is the better time for overseeding.

If your yard is compacted, you will need to aerate it before overseeding.  You will also get better results if you spread a thin layer of topsoil or compost on the yard prior to overseeding.  Using a spreader, follow the instructions provided by the seed company for the amount of seeds to spread for proper coverage.  Spread the seeds right after mowing the lawn.  This will allow light and air to reach the new seedlings.

After overseeding, water the lawn frequently to keep the seeds moist.  Once the seedlings begin to sprout, adjust your watering schedule to less frequent, but more thorough watering to promote deep root growth.