From fertilization to weed control, lawn aeration to mosquito control, and everything in between, we’ve got your lawn 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 lawns.
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 every 6-8 weeks and provide you with a full summary of all services performed, using our high quality materials and lawn care equipment.
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Lawn Care Tip : Peform a Soil Test
Lawn care basics start with your soil. Soil is made up of minerals, organic matter (living and dead), air and water. 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 whether your soil is acidic, neutral or alkaline. A soil test also indicates 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.
Lawn Care Tip : Timing Is Everything
Understanding the timing involved is one of the most important lawn care basics. It’s not just that you have to put the right stuff down; you have to put it down at the right time. Soil temperature plays a key role in the spring in determining when to start with pre-emergent. Be sure to do some research to confirm that you’re not too late or too early with your lawn maintenance. You also need to be on the lookout for drought conditions. Fertilizing when your lawn is struggling under dry conditions can have extremely damaging effects.
Lawn Care Tip : Choose The Right Fertilizer
Wait, there are different types of fertilizer? Yes! It’s important you use the right kind for your lawn. Each lawn is different and each lawn requires unique lawn care. When trying to determine what type of fertilizer to use in your yard, be sure to do some research. In particular you’ll want to be sure to understand the difference between slow and quick release nitrogen fertilizers.
Lawn Care Tip : Weed Control
DIY weed control hacks generally don’t work and can be very labor intensive. Do some research to get an understanding of the kinds of weeds you have. Begin with a product that addresses that particular issue or find a DIY hack that can do the trick. For example, undiluted white vinegar along with a tablespoon of dish soap works well on weeds like dandelions.
Lawn Care Tip : Keeping Your Blades Sharp
Make sure the blades on your mower are sharp. Using a dull blade for mowing can tear and discolor your lawn. If you are mowing your lawn we recommend taking your mower to a hardware store to sharpen those blades. You can do all the other right things with your lawn but if you get the mowing wrong, your yard is not going to look good. Finally, it goes without saying that you should be extremely careful with mowing. Follow all manufacturer recommendations and where protective gear.
Lawn Care Tip : Keeping the Deck up
Keeping your mower deck adjusted up while mowing, particularly in the spring, is a core component of Lawn Care 101. 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 in doubt, adjust your mower deck up. When mowing your lawn, never remove more than 1/3 of the blade. Mowing frequency is as often as needed.
- Cool season grass height of cut range 2 – 4 inches
- Warm season grass height cut range 1.5 – 3 inches
Lawn Care Tip : 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, aiming to finish before sunrise.
Lawn Care Tip : Core Aeration
Aerating your lawn is one of the things you need to do to have a healthy, growing lawn. Just as a farmer plows his fields every season, your lawn needs aeration to service the exact same purpose. Aeration is needed due to thatch buildup and soil compaction; two problems that can be caused by a number of things, including heavy use of your yard. 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 services? Consider the following, as a homeowner:
- You’ll need to rent a machine
- You’ll need to transport the core aeration machine to and from your property
- You’ll need to determine whether conditions are favorable to aerate your lawn
- You’ll need to ensure the safe and effective operation of the core aeration machine
All that said, when properly performed, under favorable conditions and at the appropriate time, core aeration will most assuredly benefit your lawn.
Lawn Care Tip : The Right Amount of Thatch
One long-standing lawn myth is that thatch is bad. A thin layer of thatch is actually good as long as it is ½” or less. More than ½” of thatch is not good for your lawn and will require core aeration. 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 encourage deeper root development and increase lawn density. When you have too much thatch, it’s time to core aerate.
We hope this helps. If you’re on the fence about doing it yourself or working with someone to do it if 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.*
Lawn Care Tip : Grub Control
Grubs are a very destructive lawn insect that chew on the roots of healthy turfgrass in the late summer/early autumn. Grub damage results in brown areas of the lawn showing no signs of recovery after watering or fertilizer applications. These areas will lift up like a carpet exposing the grabs and the 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. This course of treatment is the most effective control on the grub before they grow and start to feed on your lawns roots. If you have a heavy infestation of grubs in your lawn or would like to control this nuisance pest from damaging your lawn, call your local Lawn Doctor service for assistance.
We hope this helps. If you’re on the fence about doing lawn maintenance yourself or working with a lawn maintenance service to do it if 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.