We know how lucky we are to live in Los Angeles. With our beautiful year-round weather, it's always the right time to be outside. We can cheer for the Dodgers or surf at Zuma. Try serious shopping at the Orange Coast Plaza or the Beverly Center. When friends come to visit, we can take them to see Knott's Berry Farm, Disneyland or Universal Studios Citywalk. No matter where we go, there's a never ending choice of places to visit, and sights to see.
Yard Work Can Consume Every Night and Weekend
It's no small wonder, then, that we have better things to do than spend every weekend on yard work. From lawn mowing to planting flowers, there's always more work to be done to keep our homes, lawns, and gardens looking at peak form. We love our homes, and we take pride in keeping their appearance up, so we do what must be done.
Lawn Care Tips and Tricks to Keeping Your Lawn Healthy
To keep your lawn looking as good as possible requires regular lawn mowing. The general rule to keeping your grass green is that you should refrain from cutting more than one-third of the grass height in any one mowing session. When you mow regularly and trim smaller amounts, it helps your grass retain more moisture than if you cut it dramatically short all at once.
Rotate Warm-Season and Cool-Season Grass Seeds
Another trick is to incorporate a rotation of warm-season and cool-season grasses. As the weather gets warmer in the spring, try overseeding with warm-season Bermuda, Buffalo or Zoysia grass. When your cooler season grasses begin to go dormant in summer, you can rely on the warm-season grass to keep your turf looking green. The warm-season grasses need less water, and so you'll also be more environmentally sensitive while saving money on your watering or irrigation costs.
Overseed Each Spring and Fall
In turn, you want to overseed during the fall with cooler-season grass seeds like Perennial Ryegrass, Bluegrass or Fescue. In the autumn, your warm-season grasses start to go dormant. To maintain a green color in the winter months, you have more success using a cool-season grass seed blend. Be sure to aerate your lawn and fertilize using a high-quality nitrogen-based fertilizer each spring and autumn, as well. When you incorporate aeration and fertilizer, your lawn will need less water to retain its beautiful emerald color.
Leaf Removal in Spring and Fall
We know there's more to yard maintenance than just mowing the lawn. Besides aerating and fertilizing your lawn, you have to focus on leaf removal for best results. It's crucial that you remove dead leaves in a timely manner for a number of reasons. Leaving moldy leaves around your yard creates an unsightly mess, but it also creates a safety hazard. Dry leaves that have fallen to the ground can cause visitors and pedestrians to fall, which is a risk you want to avoid.
Tips to Leaf Removal
There are several tools you can use to remove leaves quickly and efficiently. The easiest way to remove a large amount of leaves is by using a leaf blower. Using a leaf blower allows you to clear a significant expanse of a yard in a short amount of time.
Of course, using a quality rake works well, and it provides environmental benefits. If you choose to rake, it will help dethatch your lawn while being more environmentally sensitive. The downside to using a rake is that it's a more labor-intensive way to get the job done, so you'll have to set aside more time for the task. Alternatively, when you're faced with only a small amount of leaves, you can try mowing over them and then raking them, or composting them.
Compost Leaves or Throw Them Away
The challenge is how to dispose of your leaves once you've gathered them. You can purchase lawn bags or use a tarp and throw them away. You can also try composting them. No matter which method you choose, just be sure that your leaves are completely dry when you gather them to prevent having a moldy mess to deal with. No leaf removal job is complete without clearing your house gutters and downspouts as well. Once you've finished with clearing the leaves, that's an ideal time for you to aerate and fertilize your yard.
We recognize that seasonal tasks like leaf removal and weed control can be time-consuming and labor-intensive. You love keeping your home and lawn looking as attractive as possible because you realize how important it is. Have you ever considered hiring a team of yard care professionals to make the job easier?
We Deliver High Tech Lawn Care
Lawn Love takes a modern approach to lawn care. We aren't a typical yard care company; we're a hybrid lawn care and tech company with a mission of providing advanced, convenient lawn care. Using satellite imaging technology and our own easy-to-use online platform, we empower you as our customer.
We Service Los Angeles Westside and Orange County
All Lawn Love pros are bonded and insured, and they've undergone a successful background check for the ultimate in customer security. Servicing the Los Angeles metro, including the Westside communities of Santa Monica, Malibu, and Manhattan Beach, we offer yard care solutions for every home and yard care maintenance needs. From tree trimming to hanging holiday lights, garden care to lawn mowing services, we are your one-call yard care provider. We also service Ventura County, Inland Empire, and Orange County, so we have the staffing to take care of you, no matter where you live in the Los Angeles metro.
Why not try something new? When you use our lawn care services, you'll be nicely surprised at our professionalism and convenience. Contact us today, and you'll definitely love your lawn.