From lawn fertilization to weed control, lawn aeration to mosquito control, and everything in between, we’ve got your lawn care and maintenance service needs covered. Lawn services near you are carefully customized for your lawn and your local climate, our lawn care services will give you the perfect outdoor space you have always dreamed of. A greener, more enjoyable lawn has never been easier to achieve.
We'll return at no charge or refund the full costs of your last application.
A lawn care expert will come to perform a full analysis of your unique lawn.
We will develop a one-of-a-kind lawn care service plan, and outline exactly what you should expect with each treatment.
Your technician will come approximately every 6-8 weeks and provide you with a full summary of all services performed, using our high quality materials equipment.
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Peform a Soil Test
Soil provides nutrients and serves as a foundation for plants. Improving your soil increases plant health and is critical to growing a lawn or garden you’ll enjoy in your yard for a lifetime.
A soil test determines soil pH levels, which elements are missing from your soil, and how much to add to remedy the problem. Correcting soil pH will allow nutrients to be readily available to the plant.
Timing Is Everything
When it comes to lawn maintenance, it’s not just that you have to put the right stuff down; you have to put it down at the right time. Be sure to do some research to determine your timing is correct. Soil temperature plays a key role in the spring in determining when to start with pre-emergent. Be on the lookout for drought conditions. Fertilizing when your lawn is struggling under dry conditions can have extremely damaging effects.
Choose The Right Fertilizer
It’s important you use the right kind of fertilizer for your lawn. Each lawn is different and requires unique care. When trying to determine what type of fertilizer to use in your yard, you’ll want to be sure to understand the difference between slow and quick release nitrogen fertilizers.
DIY weed control hacks can be very labor-intensive. If you decide to do it alone, identify the kinds of weeds you have and begin with a product that addresses that particular issue.For example, undiluted white vinegar along with a tablespoon of dish soap works well on weeds like dandelions.
Keeping Your Blades Sharp
Using a dull blade for mowing can tear and discolor your lawn. We recommend taking your mower to a hardware store to sharpen the blades. You can do everything right, but if you get the mowing wrong, your yard is not going to look good. You should also be extremely careful with mowing. Follow all manufacturer recommendations and where protective gear.
Keeping the Deck up
Keep your mower deck adjusted up while mowing, particularly in the spring. Cutting your grass too low can cause it to rapidly “burn” or turn yellow. Do a little research on your type of grass and adjust your mowing height accordingly. When mowing your lawn, never remove more than 1/3 of the blade. Mow as often as needed.
- Cool season grass height of cut range 2 – 4 inches
- Warm season grass height cut range 1.5 – 3 inches
Water your Lawns
When it comes to lawn care basics, watering your lawn can be a game-changer. You absolutely need to keep your lawn well hydrated..
- Wet the soil 6-8 inches deep.
- Water at the correct time of day.
- Time your sprinklers to see how long it takes to properly wet the soil.
- Calculate the total run time for all the sprinklers to run and program them to start in the early hours of the morning.
Aerating your lawn is one of the things you need to do to have a healthy, growing lawn. Aeration is needed due to thatch buildup and soil compaction. When soil compacts, your grass cannot breathe or find much-needed nutrients due to the compaction “suffocating” your lawn’s roots.
So which provides the better value for core aeration, DIY or using Lawn Doctor’s professional lawn care and maintenance services? As a homeowner, you’ll need to:
- Rent a machine
- Transport the core aeration machine to and from your property
- Determine whether conditions are favorable
- Ensure the safe and effective operation of the core aeration machine
When properly performed, under favorable conditions and at the appropriate time, core aeration will most assuredly benefit your lawn.
The Right Amount of Thatch
It’s a myth that thatch is bad. A thin layer of thatch is actually good as long as it is ½” or less. Too much thatch can keep soils too moist, and trap fungus and bacterial disease in this layer. Core aeration allows H2O, O2 and nutrients to the roots, which encourages deeper root development and increases lawn density. When you have too much thatch, it’s time to core aerate.
Grubs are a very destructive, small lawn insect that chews on the roots of healthy turfgrass in the late summer/early autumn. Grub damage results in brown areas of the lawn. These areas will lift up like a carpet exposing the grubs and shallow turfgrass roots. Skunks, raccoons, and birds will feed on the grubs causing more damage to your lawn. To control grubs, applying a preventative treatment in the late spring/ early summer is your best option. If you have a heavy infestation of grubs or simply want to control the nuisance, call your local Lawn Doctor service for assistance.
If you’re on the fence about doing lawn maintenance yourself or working with a lawn maintenance service to do it for you, please give us a call. There’s no hard sell and no pressure. Just a free estimate and a promise that if you’re not 100% satisfied — we’ll make it right. It’s that simple.