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Benefits of Having a Great Lawn

Posted on August 10, 2017 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)
Benefits of Having a Great Lawn

Alright.. So what is the big fuss about lawns anyway? Yes, they are a bit of work, and you can do without them, but lawns have many benefits! 
Here are just a few to help you better appreciate your lawn!

1. Having a nice lawn creates a great space to help you rejuvenate and relax. When you feel that your lawn looks great, you can’t help but feel proud!


2. Lawns reduce erosion! This is a lot more important than you think it is! Dirt and land can wash away easily, but when you have a lawn in place, the root system holds everything down. You won't have to worry about waking up one day without a yard.


3. Your lawn purifies the air that you breath. Your grass captures impurities in the air, and with the help of dew and precipitation, it moves back into the soil where the microbes break down the pollutants.



4. Lawns are know to cool the air around them far more that any paved space. This ultimately will keep your house cooler during the summer months.

5. Greenspaces improve the value of your property! Who doesn’t want to move into a new home with a gorgeous lawn?


6. Everyone can get their daily dose of vitamin D! Lawns are a great place for the kids (and  grownups) to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. This can also reduce the risk of obesity!


Have we convinced you yet? Lawns are a fantastic asset to have for many different reasons! We, at Endurance Lawn Care, are happy to provide the very best services so your lawn will be the talk of the town, and something that everyone can enjoy!


How to create the perfect lawn

Posted on February 16, 2017 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

How to create the perfect lawn

 

Creating that ideal lawn is not as hard as it sounds! When you know exactly what to do and exactly when to do it, creating the perfect lawn is a breeze!

 

Let’s start with the winter months, or for people around the world, with “cooler” months. Did you know that these months are the perfect time to fertilize? The fertilizer will be able to sit longer and give the grass the proper nutrients. When spring comes around, your grass will be lush and green. Also, during the winter months, make sure to avoid a lot of traffic on the grass. Since the grass is dry and brown, it is a lot more prone to breakage. Walking on the lawn will not help it! Keep your grass protected by walking on sidewalks instead of taking a shortcut through the grass.

 

During the Spring months, be sure to add your lawn to your list of things to do. Testing your soil should be one of the top priorities when it comes to making sure your lawn is getting the nutrients it needs. Aerating is also very important, but it only needs to be done every couple of years. Aerating brings air, water, and nutrients to the roots of the grass, therefore helping to create a healthier, stronger lawn. Dethatching is another important thing to consider. You only need to worry about dethatching if the thatch on your lawn it is over ½ of an inch. Otherwise, thatch can be very useful for your lawn’s growth.

 


Now it’s the the prime of your lawn’s growing season, Summer!! Summer is the time when your hard work finally pays off! In order to maintain healthy grass during this time, let your grass grow higher and cut it more frequently. A good rule of thumb is to cut off ⅓ of the grass blade. Cutting your grass too low can damage it, and it can allow weeds to make their way into your lawn. Make sure to keep your lawn mower blade sharp all year long so that your grass can receive the best grooming possible.

 

When the weather starts to cool down and you have to wear a jacket, you know it’s time to clear off the lawn and rake it in order to prepare it for winter. Fall is also the perfect time to reseed for next summer. However, you only need to reseed the spots that are looking bare. During fall, add any needed calcium using lime for your grass. By doing this, your grass can have what nutrients iit needs for next summer!


No matter what time of year it is, make sure that you are always getting rid of pesky weeds and insects that make their way into your lawn. This will keep your lawn looking great! Another tip is to water your lawn in the morning. This is the best time because the grass is able to dry throughout the day, which causes less bacteria and mold to grow and harm your grass.

 

Caring for your lawn can be a piece of cake. All it takes is a little knowledge and determination to make it look great! Now that you have both of those things, get to work!

 

5 Tips to Professional Landscaping on a Budget

Posted on February 8, 2016 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)
5 Tips to Professional Landscaping on a Budget

Even when you don't have an extravagent budget, you can still have extravagent landscaping. 


Here we go, 10 tips to getting an amazingly landscaped yard without breaking the bank.


1) Bright Colors

The easiest way to make a noticable difference in the look of your yard, is to spice it up with some color. Focus on plants with brightly colored blooms like the ones in the picture above. 



2) Collect Rocks

This one may sound strange, but some well placed rocks can really make a difference! Not only that, they can act as ground covering to prevent the growth of weeds.





3) Share

It's definitely cheaper to buy in bulk, so work together with your neighbors so that you can all get some variety. This can also be true with tools and equiptment (just don't be that neighbor that doesn't give them back). 



4) Go Vertical

A little change in elevation can be a great thing. While this can sometimes be a little more expensive, not to mention a little difficult, the results speak for themselves. 





5) Compost

If you're thinking "I don't want a compost pile in my yard." Don't worry, we're right there with you, but there are some easy ways to use a few things you already have in your kitchen to help your plants grow! Egg shells, coffee grounds, and banana peels are all excellent examples of high nutrition items that often get thrown away. Instead, consider placing them at the bottom of a hole when you put in a new plant. 

So what do you think?

Any tips we missed? What are your favorite plants to highlight a yard? Feel free to share pictures of your yard as inspiration for others. 

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