Lawncare Service for the Winter

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As cooler weather nears, it’s time to start thinking about your lawn and how you can protect it from the winter months.

You want to make sure your lawn is green and plush during the spring so you must prepare now.

There are several steps that must be taken to ensure you have the greenest lawn in your neighborhood:

  • Perform your last cut for warm-season grasses—such as zoysia and Bermuda—at the end of October or early November.
  • Keep both warm and cool season grasses a little higher. This will help keep the roots of your grass insulated for the winter.
  • De-thatch your lawn to allow your lawn to breath and grow.
  • Keep lawn free of debris like limbs, pine straw and leaves.  Again this allows you lawn to breath and receive adequate sunlight.

Call Signature Lawn Service today @ 678-995-3141 to schedule your winter (Holiday) cleanup service.

•  Perform your last cut for warm-season grasses—such as zoysia and Bermuda—at the end of October.
•  Keep both warm– and cool-season grasses a little higher. “This helps keep the roots insulated for the winter,” says Rick Kaldrovics of Outside Landscape Group.
•  Get a soil test done for cool-season grasses such as fescue. This is fairly inexpensive and will provide you with information on what kind of fertilizer to use, how much and when to apply. “It’s a foolproof way to have a gorgeous lawn this year,” Goulding says.

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Let The Experts Care For Your Lawn

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Your lawn plays a significant role in the overall look of your home. After all, it is the first thing people see when they come to your home.  A lot of effort, dedication and time is required to make a lawn beautiful and healthy. For many families their lawn is an integral part of creating memories and having family and friends fun time. Well taken care of lawns are more likely to survive and still look good after they have been played on.

So you can understand that lawns are an important part of the home and family.  Thus, it needs to be taken properly taken care of in order to maintain the great look you desire.

As you know, you can get busy and sometimes find it hard to take care and maintain your lawn the way you should.

This is when you need to call upon a lawn care professional who can take care of your lawn the way you want.  The lawn care professionals at Signature Lawn Service understand the requirements necessary to create and then maintain and beautiful green lawn.

So, if you want your yard to look beautiful and appealing to friends, neighbors and just anyone passing by then you need to contact Dave at Signature Lawn Service today. Dave will give you a free quote to create and maintain the lawn you want.  If you would like to know more about Dave then click here or on the About tab at the top of this page.

Contact Dave and let him and his professional staff take care of your yard needs today.

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Tips to Keep Your Lawn Healthy

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Are you concerned about taking care of your lawn? If so, then you need to know what the main keys are to maintaining the health of your lawn.

Lawn care involves three main factors: watering, mowing and traffic.

Watering Your Lawn

Lawns should be watered two to three times per week when the daily temperature is above 80 degrees.  Watering is crucial to maintaining a beautiful green lawn.  When watering, it needs to be a deep watering so the water gets to the bottom of the roots and can continue to grow and strengthen.

While one of the keys to lawn care requires keeping the grass moist, you should not over water your lawn to the point where it is a wet, muddy mess.   One easy way to tell if you are over watering is small puddles start forming in your lawn. Too much water in the soil can also keep the roots of your new grass from developing the deep roots needed for a healthy lawn.

You can also tell if your grass is not getting enough water.  If your grass starts to turn a brown or grayish color is a tell-tell sign that it is not getting enough water.  A quick and easy way to see if your lawn is getting enough water is to use a knife or screwdriver to dig into the soil. You want to make sure the dirt is damp to a depth of 5 to 6 inches.

It should also be mentioned that how often you water your grass can depend upon your environment.

Mowing Your Lawn

In order to have a healthy looking lawn you should be mowing at least once a week and sometimes maybe twice depending on how fast it is growing.  You should ensure the lawn mower blades are kept sharp so they easily cut the grass blades and not pull the blades.  For a healthy looking lawn, also try to cut your grass in differing directions each time.

Also, you should not mow your grass when the grass is wet.  Cutting wet grass can cause the grass to not get cut evenly and potentially pull the grass out from the roots.

Traffic On Your Lawn

Limiting traffic on your lawn will help keep it looking healthy and green.  I know it is not possible to completely stay off your lawn, especially if you have kids.  After all don’t you want to have fun with the family outside and enjoy your beautiful lawn.

If you need help with your lawn care, you can contact Dave Saine at 678-995-3141 or go to the Contact Us page at http://mysignaturelawn.com/contact-us and complete the form to receive a free quote for all your lawn care needs.

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Is Your Seasonal Allergies A Problem?

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If you suffer from seasonal allergies then your allergies have probably kicked in full force as the pollen levels are off the chart.

You know how difficult it can be to mow your lawn during allergy season.  Your grass is growing and the pollen is falling on the ground and whenever you mow your lawn the pollen in your yard jump starts your sneezing and watering eyes.

Tired of Suffering With Allergies While Mowing Your Yard?

If you are sick and tired of the additional suffering with your allergies that you endure while mowing your lawn then we have a solution for you.  Let Signature Lawn Care take care of all your lawn care needs.  You can be sure that we will take great care of your lawn.

You can take a look at the service we offer by clicking here.  You can see that we can handle all your lawn needs and make you life a little easier and enjoyable.

Stop suffering today and contact us for a free quote.

 

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Mulching for a Healthy Landscape

Neatly mulched beds not only improve the appearance of any landscape but they also provides other benefits, such as, protecting your plant’s root systems, adding nutrients to the soil and slowing down the erosion of topsoil.

What Type of Mulch To Use

It really depends on the use and mostly personal preference.  The most common mulches used today are pine needles, wood chips and bark chunks. The wood chips can come in a variety of colors.

One thing you might want to consider is the cost and availability.

How To Mulch Your Landscape

Knowing how much mulch to use can be tricky.  Typically a 1 to 2-inch layer of mulch should be fine, but coarser material like bark chunks should be 3 to 4 inches. Too much of either type can suffocate your plants so be careful.

Coverage will vary greatly based on what type of mulch you use and how deeply it’s layered.

  • When the weather gets warm, we’re always in a hurry to get our landscape looking its best, so we pile on the mulch. Don’t put mulch down too early in the spring. Give the soil a chance to warm. Mulching too early will actually slow down the warming process. Normally, mid- to late spring is the best time to put down mulch.
  • The area needs to be weed-free before mulching.
  • To prevent stems and bark from rotting, pull mulch away from woody stems and tree trunks 1 to 2 inches. Also, if mulch is touching the plants, pests — such as mice and slugs — can find a great hiding place and a free lunch.
  • In general, the bigger the pieces or chunks, the deeper the layer needs to be. Smaller-sized mulches will work their way into the soil more quickly.
  • Seedlings can work their way through a thin layer of mulch, but too deep a layer could be impenetrable. Let your plants get off to a good start first. You can always add more after the plants are established.
  • Mulch that’s too deep will stimulate root growth in the mulch layer rather than in the ground. The resulting shallow root system is susceptible to cold and drought damage.
  • For looks, consider the size and style of the area you’re putting the mulch in. For example, pine bark nuggets may be too large for a bed of annuals but perfect for an area around trees or shrubs.
  • Pathways, slopes and areas prone to flooding or high wind need special consideration. Consider using a heavier or larger material here.
  • You may need to apply additional mulch in the summer to retain moisture and in the winter to insulate from cold.
  • If your garden has a layer of winter mulch, pull it away gradually as the temperatures warm. If you remove it all at once, the tender, new growth underneath could be affected by a late-season cold snap.
  • If you wish, you can work most organic mulches into the soil at season’s end to improve the soil.

If you need help with your mulching needs give Dave a call at 678-995-3141.

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