Riverside lawn care services
The plants on your lawn are living things. They are affected by all the factors that affect other forms of life. Thus, how you approach lawn care depends greatly on the ecological parameters of the area. Surrounded by hills and mountains, Riverside has rugged and uneven terrain. Mount Rubidoux is an important landmark. Next to the city is the Santa Ana River, which makes only the land near its water somewhat green with native flora. Moreover, the semi-arid climate is not very conducive to the growth of most plant varieties.
The summers are hot and dry, while the winters are mild and wet. The annual rainfall average is around 11 inches, which is much less than the U.S average. To get a lush lawn in such a climate, you need to put in a lot of effort because plants, especially herbaceous ones, tend to dry out and wilt in places with a shortage of water.
However, most people in Riverside have neither the dedication nor the time to undertake such a demanding task. If you're one of them, worry not! The pros will take care of everything lawn-related for you. And Lawn Love has been in the industry for years and is scattered in around 120 cities across the U.S.
Keep your lawn hydrated
Efficiently irrigating your lawn is the best thing you can do for it if you live in Inland Empire. Even mild water stress can cause young plants and the leaves of adult plants to lose their turgidity. Turgor pressure supports the herbaceous parts of plants against gravity and wind. So, the loss of turgidity results in the plants looking limp and droopy. We have gathered some of the best watering tips for homeowners in Riverside who want to try their hands at lawn maintenance.
Water your lawn in the early morning or evening. Avoid watering at noon. The midday heat may take away as much as 30% of the water before it soaks into the soil. If you water it at or around noon, make sure to do it for a longer duration.
Water according to the needs of the grass on your lawn. For most grasses that can grow in Riverside, you will have to water deeply for a period of more than ten minutes.
Water evenly and avoid watering the same spot for too long. Otherwise, it might start to form puddles. In such cases, the grass blades become submerged in water, making it nearly impossible for them to exchange respiratory gases with the atmosphere.
Mowing Tips for Riverside homeowners
Mowing is more than just turning on your machine and moving it around your lawn. Doing this task without following the requirements of your lawn in mind is a big mistake that can lead to scalped spots and plant diseases. If you want to get the best results out of a mowing job, consider the following guidelines:
1. Don't overdo it
We know that trimming the grass as short as possible so that you can do it less frequently is a tempting method! However, it's not exactly good for your lawn. Very short grass can not only expose the soil underneath but can also become more prone to dehydration. So, you should probably mow higher than you think you should. Longer grass will have deeper roots, more tolerance to water stress, and better coverage. It's better not to cut more than one-third in length at a time. On the other hand, very long grass can look unkempt and wild.
2. Mow dry grass only
Wet grass is slippery and hard to cut, especially with an old lawnmower and worn-out blades. Instead of being trimmed, the grass bends under the blade and slips past it. As a result, much of the grass remains uncut. You will have to move the mower over the same place many times to get an even trim. This is, obviously, very time-consuming.
3. Let the clippings drop
Grass clippings and any other organic waste make for very good natural organic fertilizers. These products are decomposed by soil bacteria, which release their nutrients into the soil. Plants absorb these nutrients for constructing their own body parts. So, using a catcher bag to collect these clippings just to throw them away is a big waste. If you just let the clippings fall as you mow, they will spread evenly on your lawn without you needing to do that yourself.
4. Keep the blades sharp
Blunt and worn-out blades can bruise or crush leaves. Bruised plants don't recover as quickly as plants that are cut cleanly. This becomes a bigger problem during summers when the plants already have to deal with a great deal of water shortage. Injured grass might not be able to outcompete certain species of weed. So, sharpening the blades of your mower every few weeks is always recommended.
How can Lawn Love benefit you?
Why should you spend your hard-earned money on our services? Why shouldn't you do it yourself? Honestly, we believe in the participation of homeowners in lawn care. It keeps people connected with nature. However, spending time with family and friends is even more important. You might regret missing out on time with family/friends.
That is why many people opt to hire pros: they save a lot of time this way. In addition to maintaining your lawn yourself, getting help from the pros is sure to benefit you. You can get advice about the best lawn care strategies for your yard. They can assist you with anything: mowing, weed control, fertilization, aeration, gardening, yard, and gutter cleanups...you name it! And the best thing is that it only takes a few clicks to get our services.
If you have any questions regarding our services, feel free to contact us for more information.