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How Hiring Lawn Care Services Can Help You Get the Yard of Your Dreams

Is your yard leaving something to be desired? With summer right around the corner, now might be the time to start doing what you can to get the yard of your dreams. You might be putting it off, dreading the idea of having to spend a weekend bent over in the hot sun pulling weeds, or spreading fertilizer through your grass.


The truth is, it doesn’t have to be this difficult to make your dream yard a reality. By hiring professional lawn care services you can create the yard of your dreams without even lifting a finger.

 

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What’s Offered Through Professional Lawn Care Services?


When thinking of someone to help you care for your lawn, you might typically imagine a landscaper–someone who handles the mowing, weed-whacking, and any other labor–but lawn care services are a bit different from landscaping services.


Lawn care services typically require you to handle regular maintenance like mowing and instead will focus on how they can improve the health of your lawn. Some services they offer might include:


Weeding


Weeds are detrimental to the health of your lawn since they steal nutrients from your grass and other plants. If you’re trying to get rid of weeds quickly and easily, then you might use a weed whacker to do so or just decide to pull them out of the ground.


The issue with both of these methods is that you run the risk of leaving behind the roots of the weeds and having them grow back. To avoid this, you could instead use some weed killer purchased from your local garden center. Of course, with this method, you run the risk of not only damaging the weeds and their roots but also the roots of any other surrounding plants.


This is why it’s best to hire a lawn care expert to help you create a plan for your weeds. They’ll be able to determine the best way to remove them without damaging your other plants and can provide options for how to prevent them from sprouting in the future.


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The lawn here has been overtaken by weeds - can you see?


Seeding


If your lawn is looking so thin that it seems to be more dirt than grass, then it might be time to consider spreading seeds to make it appear more dense and lush.


Sure, you could pick up some seeds and spread them on your own, but lawn care experts have special equipment designed to ensure that seeds are distributed evenly throughout your lawn. Plus, in addition to ensuring that your lawn comes out looking great, utilizing the services offered by lawn care experts saves you from a long day of work.


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Aeration


If the ground itself surrounding your home is looking dull and dead, it might benefit from aeration. Aeration is a process that involves perforating the soil of your lawn with small holes to help better expose the roots of your grass to air, water, and essential nutrients, which can help strengthen the roots, thus creating a healthier lawn.


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Fertilization


If you’re looking to get lush, green grass, then the best way to do so is through the use of fertilizer. You might think that you could just pick up a bag of whatever comes most highly rated and spread it through your lawn, but this might not be the best idea.


Every lawn is different. If you blindly spread fertilizer without an understanding of your soil or the chemicals that lie within it, you could end up doing more harm than good.


A lawn care expert will be able to determine what is already present in your soil, that way they can create a fertilization plan to ensure that it has a healthy balance of essential nutrients.


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Pest Control


Though it doesn’t relate to the appearance of your lawn, pest control is more important than you might realize to your ability to enjoy your space.


Lawn care experts will focus on eradicating potentially harmful bugs like ticks–which could carry Lyme Disease and pass it to you, your family members, or your pets–or mosquitoes–which could carry malaria and pass it on to you or your family, and could leave you itching for days if they bite you.


To prevent mosquitoes, you could always light a citronella candle and leave it on the outdoor coffee table, but these candles are only effective if you stay close enough to them, and even then don’t always seem to work.


So, the best way to deal with bugs like these is through preventive measures. The lawn care professionals that you work with will do their best to ensure that your next party or get-together is not ruined by a bunch of pesky mosquitoes or blood-sucking ticks.


 

Jenny Kakoudakis

Jenny Kakoudakis likes to blog about interiors. She launched the award-winning Seasons in Colour in 2014. When she is not chasing criminals out of the financial system (her day job), she gets creative by redecorating her own home.


Download her free bathroom renovation guide here.

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