Help! I’ve let my lawn get too tall. Now what?

Help! I’ve let my lawn get too tall. Now what?

Grass Too Tall$150 to mow my lawn? That is what most neighborhoods will charge you for a violation if they have to hire someone to cut it for you because your lawn too tall.

Every homeowner has faced this dilemma. “My mower broke,” or “I’ve been busy and I forgot” or “I’ve been out of town.” Either way, at some point the lawn had to be mowed no matter how tall it got. Either the homeowner got the “mower fixed” and took the time to slowly and painstakingly go over the tall grass several times or hired someone to come out and bush hog the property.

According to DR Power equipment, anything over 24″ tall should be bush or brush hogged due to the thickness and the height of the grass. The main difference between your average mower and a bush or brush hog mower is that your normal mower cuts with a sharp blade and bush hog severs with an intentionally very dull wedge-like blade that is much thicker and stronger than your conventional mower blade.

So what are your options when it gets too tall to mow? Unfortunately, your small power push mower may not be able to handle the job.

What can I do now?

Here are what some professional landscaping professionals recommend you do when your lawn has taken over.

“Start with the weed eater. Depending on how large your lawn is, you may want to start with your weedeater and knock it down as much as you can. This will at least reduce the height and the thickness and possibly allow you to get your mower through your lawn without it stalling every few feet. This will also allow you to see if there are any items in your lawn that need to be removed like dog toys or hose pipes that can ruin your day and mower.”

“Carefully use your residential mower and mow small portions at a time. When your grass gets very tall, you will need to raise your mower to the highest setting and work your way down. You may also have to use your push mower and carefully lift the deck and slowly lower it on your grass. Do small sections at a time so you can go back over them to level your grass out and rake up the debris to make it easier.”  This is a very unsafe practice and we do not recommend it.

“When your grass gets too tall, you will need to hire a professional to get your lawn back in shape. Professional equipment is much more powerful than the average residential mower but the key is to keep someone coming to mow consistently. It will take us a few times to get your lawn looking good again but it will be much easier for a professional.”

The key takeaway here is prevention. Hiring a lawn mowing service can be a breeze. Keeping your lawn mowed on a regular basis will save you money in the long run and keep your lawn healthier. Not only is having long grass a blight on your neighborhood, it also harbors bugs, insects, and snakes.

Call Dave at Signature Lawn Service today to get a free, no-obligation quote – 678-995-3141.

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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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