Lawn Care Concord NC
Lawn Care in Concord NC
We handle all lawn care in Concord NC with the highest level of reliability and professionalism. The professionals at Concord Landscaping are ready to respond to your needs. Whether you need a quick trim, or would like to establish recurring service, we can make the arrangements that work for you and your lawn. Let’s talk more about lawn care and the importance of recurring maintenance.
Effective concord landscaping starts with regular lawn maintenance. Let’s first discuss the most important tool for the job.
Your lawnmower is the most important piece of equipment in maintaining a healthy lawn. Whether it’s a ride on, push, gas, or electric, there are a couple important things to know. First, in order to keep your cuts fresh and to avoid doing damage to your grass, always maintain a sharp mower blade. Your blade should be sharpened at the beginning of each mowing season and cleaned after each use. This can be done with a garden hose and a drying cloth. Concord Landscapers maintain heavy duty commercial grade lawn mowing equipment and never sacrifice on maintenance.
Maintaining your lawn mowing equipment is important, and so is lawn mowing technique. The first and most important factor is mowing to proper height. This is determined by the type of grass that you have in your yard. The most prevalent type of grass in Concord are Kentucky Bluegrass and Tall Fescue. Kentucky Bluegrass should be mowed to a height of 2”, and Tall Fescue to 2.5”. Concord Landscapers adjust the mowing decks to the proper height based on your lawn’s needs, and yes, we will know what type of grass you have in your yard. The second most important factor is grass clipping fertilization. Concord Landscapers know that a key to a healthy lawn is to reincorporate the nutrients from grass clipping back into your lawn. The good news is that with weekly to biweekly cuttings, your grass clippings will never need to be rake or bagged. However, if you let your grass get too long between mowings, some of the grass should be collected and removed to prevent growth of lawn killing disease and rot.
Keeping your lawn properly watered is also key. If your lawn starts to turn brown during the heat of the summer, it’s already a bit too late. Your grass is a water guzzler (it’s a weed after all!) and needs watering every 3 days to prevent browning. You can get yourself on a watering schedule every three days, or Concord Landscaping can install an irrigation system to take the chore away permanently. Remember, if you are going to get yourself on a self-watering system, the most effective time to open the hose spigot is just before dawn. This will allow maximum penetration of the water to the roots prior to heat and evaporation setting in.
The third component to your effective Concord lawn maintenance plan is fertilizing. Spring and Fall are the most critical times for lawn fertilizing. You can use a simple spreader to distribute a mix of base minerals that your lawn needs for health. This is usually a mix of iron, zinc, and sulfur. Although this can be a simple task, Concord Landscaping knows exactly when and how to fertilize to keep your lawn looking its best.
The good news is that with proper mowing, watering, and fertilizing, your lawn will not only look good, but will be healthy enough to snuff out the majority of weeds that you see popping up all season long in your neighbors’ yards. For those stubborn weeds that cling to life each year, the key is to address them early before they become super spreaders. They can simply be pulled by hand or you can use an herbicide from your local garden center.
Some additional tactics that Concord Landscapers use for lawn care are thatching and aerating. These are advanced tactics that do not need to be performed often, but can make a huge difference if you lawn in major need of additional care. Thatch is primarily a collection of stems, crowns, and roots that collect between the healthy grass root and the grass blade. A small layer of thatch is healthy for your lawn, but too much can cause root rot or root drying. This is because thatch can hold too much water during wet periods, but also will get dry and very hot during heat waves. Either of these scenarios can contribute to lawn problems. Concord Landscapers can remove improper levels of thatch build up during the spring with specialized dethatching equipment. Aeration can be another tool, when done annually, to keep thatch at an appropriate level and your grass getting the nutrients it needs.
Aeration is the process of removing small plugs of soil from your lawn. If you’re a golfer, you may notice that many golf courses utilize aeration on their greens. It’s not just to ruin your putting. Aeration’s primary function is to reduce soil compaction. Soil compaction can prevent water, nutrients, and air from reaching your grass roots. Aerating your lawn once a year can eliminate compaction, especially in high traffic areas to bring that part of your lawn back to life.
Check out what some of Concord Landscaping customers have said about our service.
…my yard is in perfect condition all year long. Concord Landscaping professionals always show up on time and charge a reasonable price. Thank you!
Concord Landscaping took a last minute job to prep our yard for an outdoor wedding. Amazing work!
Concord Landscaping trimmed trees and created a gravel and paver walkway through our garden path. Looks like a magical forest now. Thank you for your work.-Joesph and Sandra T.