Fall is usually a time for people to take stock of their lawn and garden areas and clean things up. Rake out the weeds, leaves, and debris from the year and any plants that have died. A time to prepare for the next growing season and the next year. While there is a lot that can be done that largely benefits your property this fall, there are some mistakes that many people make every year. Let’s take a look at the most common fall lawn mistakes so you can avoid making them this year.
Autumn doesn’t just have to be exciting for adults, kids can learn to enjoy the experience through some fun and simple activities you can do with them in your own backyard. It is a great opportunity to teach kids about theseasons, allow them to explore some of the colors and sights that fall brings, and allows you time to bond with your little one. To get you started, we put together some simple activities that will help you and your little ones begin your backyard adventures.
Many people feel the approach of fall as the end of summer and the growing season as one. We have great news! Your growing season can be pushed a little longer if you know what to plant, when to plant it, and you are flexible. Not only does this benefit you in an increased fall harvest, it can also help you keep a more beautiful lawn for curb appeal and aesthetic purposes. So, if you aren’t one of the people ready to break out the pumpkins and start carving already, check out the tips and tricks for a longer growing season we put together for you!
Different seasons call for different lawn care practices. It can be tempting to start slacking on the routine and lawn care when the end of summer is on the horizon, but fall isn’t the time to loosen up your ship. Taking the proper measures this fall can help ensure a healthy lawn next spring that bounces back from the winter like no other. Check out our professional tips below or give us a call to check out our services!
Still thinking about seeding your lawn? We put together a helpful second part to our blog on grass seeds to help you find the best option for you. It is also important to remember, many seed bags you are likely to get aren’t all one type of seed, they usually come in mixes with two or more types of seeds in them. This allows you to utilize the best characteristics of each type of seed, while still getting the overall look you want. Some grass seeds establish more quickly than others, some are more resistant to diseases, and some can withstand more heat and drought without losing their color. If you have questions about mixtures, be sure to talk with your local lawn experts!
If Kentucky-Bluegrass or Zoysia weren’t quite what you were looking for in our last post, read on for a quick and simple guide to other great grass seed types.
When it comes time to grow or put together a lawn in Atlanta, Georgia, you have two basic options, seed or sod. While sod is more like an instant finish, it is more labor intensive to lay down and you still have wait time while the sod settles and takes root before you can really play on the lawn. Seed is a less expensive option for those that are watching their wallets, but you have a longer wait time for a lawn to play on as it has to grow from a seed.
There are many people that bag their clippings whenever they mow their lawn. It is made easy to do with the lawn mowers on the market today. Simple drive it around at the set height and the clippings are nicely bagged up and ready for disposal when you finish. The thing is that, it isn’t always necessary, or good for, your lawn to remove the clippings and dispose of them elsewhere.
Most likely you are going to be dealing with different yard pests in Milton and Johns Creek, Georgia at some point in time, if not at this very time. There are so many different bugs, insects, and other pests that tend to flock to the state that can be hard to distinguish from one another. Here is a brief overview of six common pests you may have in your own backyard!
There are a lot of steps you can take to make your Marietta, Georgia lawn beautiful and lovely. You take the time to fertilize, pull weeds, mow and water it every week, but sometimes what you do may not be enough. This can be a sign that there may be other problems at hand. Have weeds begun to take over and spread throughout your lawn? Have you applied weed controls, pesticides, fungicides and still not seen an improvement? If you find that your lawn is still about 50 or 60 percent weeds after you have done everything you can, it may be time to use more drastic measures.
As if there aren’t enough bugs, diseases, and other problems to worry about when it comes to taking care of your lawn, but you have to remember to watch out for spittlebugs, too! What is a spittlebug you ask? A spittlebug starts out as a small nymph bug that is about 3mm long and cocoon themselves in their own spittle to protect themselves from the sun and other predators. The typically choose to cocoon themselves in the juncture or intersection where the stem and leaves or shoots branch off. They grow tougher and larger and begin to feast on plants if not taken care of.