With so many options available, lawn maintenance and repair can be overwhelming. Before deciding on a lawn service, make sure to do some research to find affordable services that meet your needs. Here are a few questions you should consider asking before making decisions about lawn repair and maintenance.
Should I choose grass, seed or turf?
Think about what kind of lawn suits your needs. Artificial turf is beneficial if you don’t want to water or maintain your grass. However, if you like doing maintenance and want a realistic look and feel, real grass seed is the way to go.
What is the green way to landscape my home or business?
The types of trees and grass you choose are important. Try to choose plants that don’t require as much water or mowing. Also, using natural fertilizer and pest control techniques can help lessen your impact on the environment.
What are some ways to conserve water?
Planting beds and reducing the amount of grass you have in your lawn is a good way to save water. When you water plant beds, you can water each individual plant instead of watering the entire space, which helps save water. Also, did you know that automatic irrigation systems are not as wasteful as you might think? If you find the right system, it can actually help you conserve water.
What types of plants are low maintenance?
Drought-tolerant perennial plants are low maintenance and they don’t require a lot of water. Also, consider planting wheatgrass as a low maintenance alternative to traditional grass. Wheatgrass looks and feels similar to other types of lawns.
Keeping your lawn nice and green takes a lot of work. It needs to be mowed at right height, as well as proper irrigation, water, and fertilizer. There are a few varieties of grass available today. Bermuda is a popular choice in yards today since it does well in different climates and weather patterns. There are professionals who can lay sod for new homes, plant seeds to grow grass, or install artificial turf that doesn't require watering. Landscape companies often offer multiple services. While some may only have the equipment required to mow grass, others are prepared to plant other flowers, fertilize the lawn and plants, and remove weeds in a garden.
To find a landscape company that installs artificial turf, search online or simply ask around to see what information can be found. Companies often hire those with an agricultural background and have learned ways to water plants during a drought and keep the grass as green and healthy as possible, even when water isn't as accessible. Professionals can plant hydroseed, which is a combination of grass seeds, mulch, fertilizer, and water.
Some shops sell grass seeds, roll out grass, fertilizer, and artificial turf. These stores often also carry equipment to cut grass. Learning about agriculture can help homeowners learn the best way to care for sod and seeds so the grass grows quickly and healthy. Learning the different between grass varieties, such as Bermuda and pasture grass can make all the difference by knowing what grows best in a certain area.