While some of you take great pride in your lawncare and immaculately prune and pamper it every week, some of you may be wondering, “What’s the very least I need to do to keep a healthy lawn?” Not all of us are able to put a lot of time and energy into our lawns, and that’s okay! Here are a few basic habits you can implement (or get someone to do for you) on a weekly basis.
It sounds common sense, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t mow their grass on a weekly basis. Mowing weekly extends the life of your mower. Plus, cutting short grass is always easier than cutting tall grass. During some seasons, it’s best to mow a couple times a month. Not sure how often you should mow your grass? Ask AWP Services!
2. Bag or rake cut grass
Besides looking ugly, grass clippings can stunt grass growth. This is because grass clippings prevent rain and sunshine from getting to the soil. Clippings can also cause grass to grow in patches.
3. Get rid of ants
Call in a professional and get rid of those ant piles! Chances are, your ant-killer is “over-the-counter” and your ant hills need a prescription. Ant hills not only make your lawn look “trashy” but they are hard on your mower. Mowers were made to cut grass, not blaze through piles of dirt.
4. Don’t let your dog pee in your grass
Kind of gross, but did you know that dog urine can damage your grass and cause it to turn brown? If you have no other designated area for your dog to pee, dump water on the spot as soon as your dog is *ahem* finished going.
If you want to give your lawn a little more TLC, give us a call. We can help you take your lawncare to the next level.