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Lawn Care in Prescott, Arizona. What to Do and What to Avoid?

Having a house with a lush lawn is probably a dream came true for many land owners, but lawns don’t actually come with instructions manuals like mowers do. You don’t learn about lawn care in the schools in Prescott, Arizona and many owners just wing it or improvise along the way, gathering scarce information from various and sometimes unreliable sources. Mistakes are made all the time, but if you really care about your lawn, you should know about mowing it to the right height, not too short and definitely not too rarely.
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Lawn Care in Avondale includes Lawn Flooding Prevention

Lawn care in Avondale, Arizona, is a pleasure and a joy for most lawn owners, and they have all the reasons to feel so, especially if they are taking care responsibly of their lawns, yards and gardens. But since watering is one of the critical aspects of lawn care, mistakes can be made and well, avoided too, as watering still gives people a lot of trouble when it comes to lawn maintenance. One common case is, of course, under – watering, a detrimental consequence to the life of your turf. The other common case, harder to solve however, is over – watering, thus turning your lawn into a swamp. You can wait for it to dry, granted, by this doesn’t mean it will survive the process. So drainage actions are mandatory and if you want to be ready for some lawn flooding in Avondale, here is what you can do.
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Lawn Care and Aeration in Gilbert, Arizona

It doesn’t matter if you have a small patch of turf in front of your house or you try to keep maintenance on a football field, there are some basic lawn care principles in Gilbert, Arizona, that apply to all grass fields: watering, mowing, fertilizing and aeration. Now if the first three can be called habitual tasks in the case of every lawn owner or school and parks, aeration is a more complex procedure that usually leaves behind dirt traces and unsatisfied customers (especially athletes that don’t particularly like rough grounds and romantic couples that bump into dirt lumps when taking a sweet walk), but on the long run, aeration is perhaps one of the best measures to make sure the fields are healthy and the grass bright green and luscious all year long. If you have mastered the mowing, the trimming and the watering of your lawn in Gilbert, Arizona, let’s see a few things on aeration too.
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Do You Know the Basics of Lawn Care in Phoenix, Arizona?

Lawn care in Phoenix, Arizona, is a tradition and a pride for all land owners who enjoy sitting on their porches admiring their lush yards, lawns and gardens. And it is indeed an exquisite feeling to walk barefoot in the bright green grass, playing with the children and the pets, having a late summer night outdoor picnic or party, enjoying a good mowing session or boasting about your luscious lawn to your neighbor. But the reasons to be proud of fade away if the lawn looks dry and dirty, if the turf is yellow, under nourished and ugly, isn’t it? This sort of look asks for immediate measures and if you want to plant new seeds and improve the looks and health of your lawn, here are some basic rules to lawn care in Phoenix you should follow.
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Tree Trimming in Phoenix Part 1

Part one of a series on tree trimming in Phoenix explores some basics of tree care.

How Often Should I Trim my Trees?

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First off, if you’re just removing dead branches or leaves, you can do this pretty much any time. As to how often you should trim your trees depends on whether it is winter or summer, as this article excerpt from the Arbor Day Foundation web page shows:

“Winter Pruning-Pruning during dormancy is the most common practice. It results in a vigorous burst of new growth in the spring and should be used if that is the desired effect. It is usually best to wait until the coldest part of winter has passed. Some species, such as maple, walnuts and birches, may “bleed”—when the sap begins to flow. This is not harmful and will cease when the tree leafs out.

Summer Pruning-To direct the growth by slowing the branches you don’t want; or to slow “dwarf” the development of a tree or branch, pruning should be done soon after seasonal growth is complete. The reason for the slowing effect is that you reduce the total leaf surface, thereby reducing the amount of food manufactured and sent to the roots. Another reason to prune in the summer is for corrective purposes. Defective limbs can be seen more easily, or limbs that hang down too far under the weight of the leaves.”

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Tree Trimming in Phoenix: General Tips

Tree trimming in Phoenix involves a bit of care.  You never want to cut more than 25% of a tree’s growth because it can potentially kill the tree.

When you are trimming the trees, be careful of cutting the bark.  If you cut the bark in a complete circle around the trunk, it will cause the tree to die as well.  That’s why if you aren’t sure what you’re doing, you may want to call a tree care service to help you.

This concludes part one of our series on tree care.  Be sure to read part two as well.

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Lawn Maintenance Tips Part 3

Part three of our series on lawn maintenance explores some general tips for caring for your lawn.

Lawn Maintenance and Lawn Care in Summer

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There is nothing like the feeling of grass scrunched between your toes.  The smell, the green, all of it makes you think of the joys of summer.  So you want to make sure that you take care of your lawn, so first and foremost where lawn maintenance tips are concerned is to be careful what you use on your lawn, as well as be careful when you apply it.

People that have lawns can be obsessive where they are concerned.  The first stirring of a weed or a bug, and they heavily treat the lawn with pesticides and weed killer.  However, bear in mind that spraying large amounts of pesticide and/or herbicide around where you live is dangerous because you are exposing yourself and your family to carcinogens present in the chemicals.  Spot spraying while more time consuming is much more healthy where lawn maintenance is concerned. You also want to make sure that what you’re using is safe for your lawn as well as for yourself.

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Lawn care products run the gamut from very good to ripoffs.  So do companies for that matter.  So make sure you know what you’re putting on your lawn as well as who may be working on it.  Some products for example can burn your lawn, particularly if it is hot outside.

So remember, if you want to do the best things you can for your lawn, a bit of knowledge is always best.  And if you want to save both time and money, you might wish to consider hiring a professional lawn care service.

This concludes part three of our series.  For more information on lawn maintenance tips, be sure to read part one and part two as well.

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600 W. Ray Rd. Suite B2
Prescott AZ 85225
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Lawn Maintenance Tips Part 2

Part two of our series on lawn maintenance explores how often you should water as well as how often you should mow.

How Often Should I Mow My Lawn?

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One of the best lawn maintenance tips we can offer regarding how often you should mow your lawn is to mow your lawn to the height you want, while at the same time, being aware of the requirements of your neighborhood. As a rule three inches high is a good, healthy height for grass. University studies seem to agree with this assessment. However, if you live in a HOA, check what their requirements are for the height of your grass.

You also want to make sure that you don’t cut your grass too short, or you’ll injure the plants. How often you should mow your lawn also depends on whether it’s summer or not.  Summer is the season your grass grows, so you want to give it a bit of time to grow.  Once every ten days is a good time frame for mowing your grass.  But to keep your lawn healthy, it isn’t just about mowing, it’s about watering as well.

How Much Should I Water My Lawn?

Ok, while it is still spring, you can water your lawn once every week and you should be fine.  However, keep an eye on the temperature.  Once it starts getting really warm, you want to water your lawn every two to three days.  Make sure that when you water your lawn, you do it after sunset or at least two hours before sunrise, or you are wasting water.  If you water in the evening or very early morning,

So remember, everything has a time frame, even mowing and watering.  Our next article about lawn maintenance tips explores some general lawn care.

This concludes part one of our series.  For more information on lawn maintenance tips, be sure to read part one and part three as well.

Green ServPro LLC
600 W. Ray Rd. Suite B2
Prescott AZ 85225
(928) 356-8167