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Lawn Mowing Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

Lawn Mowing Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

After all the effort you put into prepping your new lawn, don’t blow it with mowing mistakes. Watch the video above and read below to learn how to mow for better grass: Use sharp blades. Dull blades hack off rather than cut grass tops. The damaged tips will give your yard a brown tinge. Skip the grass catcher. Mulching blades chop up the grass clippings before they fall. Once there, they’ll give up their nutrients to nourish the grass and help keep moisture in the soil. Don’t cut wet grass. Wet grass will not only carpet the underside of your mower deck; the thick clumps left all over your yard will suffocate the grass below it. Cut tall grass twice. The rule of thumb is to never mow more than one-third of the grass height at a time. Those long shafts of grass will lie on top of your lawn like hay for weeks. If the lawn has gotten away from you, mow it twice, starting high and dropping the mower deck for the second pass. Cut at the right height. Every variety of grass has an ideal cutting height. Cutting too short is a mis-take. You’re robbing the grass of its food source: the grass blades, which are the plants’ food-manufacturing facility. Taller grass also shades the ground, slowing weed growth and water loss from the soil. To find the ideal mowing height for your grass varieties, search for “mowing heights” at pennington.com. Consider a zero-turn mower. When it’s time to upgrade from a push mower to a rider, or replace a rider, consider a zero-turn model. Zero-turns were once...
Lawn Life Support Complete Year Round Yard Care Plan

Lawn Life Support Complete Year Round Yard Care Plan

We are now introducing our Complete Lawn Care Maintenance Plan Called “Lawn Life Support“.  It’s comparable to a comprehensive healthcare plan, for your yard. With a busy work, life, and family schedule; Lawn Care is sometimes overlooked and difficult to prioritize.  We have developed a Full Service to obtain a perfect Green Lawn, without the hassle of worrying about each task separately.  This Lawn Care Contract is Priced to save you time, money, and worry.  Priced at just a few dollars more than normal Grass Mowing Costs, in 12 monthly installments.  An don’t worry, while you are contributing to your Lawn’s Health during the cold months, Lawn Life Support includes Snow Removal Services as well.  Mowing Grass cut to healthy height at regular intervals, as often as weekly.  During the cooler months of Spring and Fall, lengths will be longer, and mowing more frequently.  During the hot months Grass will be kept shorter to allow for water absorption, and cut less frequently to avoid stress. Trimming & Pruning Grass edges trimmed after every mowing. Sidewalks and beds edged monthly. Small bushes, shrubs, and trees keep at healthy levels with regular trimming.   Fertilization & Weed Control 4 Step Fertilizer Program at 2-3 month intervals.  Early Spring Fertilizer with Crabgrass control, Late Spring Weed & Feed, Summer Lawn Food, and Fall Fertilizer with “Wintergaurd”. Round Up selective Weed Control sprayed as needed for spot control.  Garden and Shrub beds hand Weeded, Preen application for maintainence.   Oerseeding & Aeration Keeping your turf replenished with regular application of new seed maintains a thicker, denser lawn, and chokes out weeds.  Aeration pulls...
Lawn Leaf Removal Services Fall Clean Up CT

Lawn Leaf Removal Services Fall Clean Up CT

Leaves or Leafs? Either way, leaves are more than just an unsightly mess in your Connecticut Landscape and Lawn.  Leaves are a hazard to your grass, mulch beds, and tree roots.  The decomposition of leaves into your soil, causes an imbalance of acidity, causing a toxic environment for Lawn, Flowers, Tree Roots, and more.  Leaves must be removed regularly to maintain a healthy, beautiful Landscape and soil condition. This is why our company created a Leaf Removal Service, called “Leaf Decon, to address the hazardous materials that cause a hot zone of destruction to your yard.  Fall Clean Up is the most essential element to a complate Lawn Care Program, and Leaves are the most crucial part of this service.  Lawn Care Companies in Westbrook, Old Saybrook, Clinton, and Madison know that leaf removal is also in their best interest as well.  Leaveing Leafs on yards, makes mowing, maitenance, and Clean-Up much more daunting. Prices for Leaf Removal in Connecticut can vary widely on the type of services you decide to hire for.  For instance, you may choose to stay on top of rhe Leaf Piles, pun intended, by scheduling regular leaf removal weekly or bi-weekly with your mowing schedule.  You may also be the kind of Lawn Care enthuisist that likes to take care of it all at once.  Our Prices for Leaf Removal and Fall Clean Ups atart at just $39.  So getting rid of your hazard zone, isn’t going to require a FEMA...