If you’re on a budget or living the frugal life, it can feel like an unnecessary luxury to hire a lawn care professional for services that you could do yourself. However, there are benefits to hiring out services that make lawn care professionals look more like a wise decision instead of a frivolous one.
1. Mowing and edging
Mowing doesn’t take that much time, right? However, mowing the lawn is messy. You have to change clothes and take the time to store your equipment properly. If you get to the edging, it will look nice. However, edging takes time too. If you love gardening, mowing and edging takes away from your gardening time. Many people have struggling gardens because they had to spend their only free time taking care of the lawn instead of the flowers…their true love. Leave the lawn work to the professionals, and save time for the gardening that you want to do.
2. Watering or irrigation
Keeping your yard watered properly is harder than it seems. Your lawn only needs about an inch of water per week, and many people over or under water, which can result in dry or diseased patches. Not only will lawn care professionals take care of the timing of your watering, but they can install, maintain, and repair your irrigation system. Anyone who has done this DIY knows that it is a never-ending job, and proper water maintenance is essential to keeping your lawn on autopilot.
3. Weed removal and prevention
This may be the easiest service to justify hiring to be done by professionals, but there’s more to weed control than back-breaking weed pulling. Lawn care professionals are equipped with knowledge of local weeds, and they know how to contain them with pre-emergent and post-emergent herbicides. Weed control is more effective if you leave it to the pros.
Aerating your lawn (and possibly dethatching) lets your lawn breathe. A professional aerator will quickly remove plugs of soil from your lawn, which allows water and oxygen a better pathway to grass roots. It invigorates grass growth, and you’ll have the luscious green turf you always wanted.
Fertilizer is like weed control in that it requires knowledge about the yard and soil. Lawn care professionals will perform a soil test, so they know exactly what amendments your lawn needs in order to thrive. In Georgia, lime amendments are a common need.
6. Tree/shrub trimming
Tree and shrub trimming requires talent, and if you don’t have that talent, your shrubs will be botched, maybe for an entire season. Also, tree trimming may involve very high limbs. Professionals have the extensions and bucket trucks to complete the job without risking injury.
Professional Lawn Care Services are Worth It!
You don’t have to hire a professional for every lawn job, but hiring a pro for a few key tasks will make sure your lawn care gets completed and looks great.
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