When you consider all the things that the Sacramento area has to offer, it's pretty astounding. We have forests and rivers, golf courses and waterfronts. From the Tahoe National Forest to Mather Golf Course, the American River, and the Sacramento River Delta Rec Area, we have plenty of things to do without leaving the area. We can cheer on our popular Sacramento Kings or visit the historic Old Sacramento Waterfront entertainment district downtown for plenty of fine dining options.
Three Steps to a More Beautiful Lawn
Maybe because we're lucky enough to call Sacramento home, we take great pride in keeping our homes and yards looking good. To keep your lawn looking at its peak, you'll want to be sure to aerate, fertilize and overseed your yard each spring and fall. Even though Sacramento has mild winters, the grass does have a lifecycle that it goes through each year. You'll want to alternate between a blend of cool-season grass and warm-season grass to keep your turf looking bright green through the seasons.
Preparation is Crucial for Lawn Success
The day before you aerate you'll want to water your lawn thoroughly. Be sure to use about 1 to 2 inches of water to ensure your ground is sufficiently moistened. Why not do it the same day? If you water right before aerating, your soil is too moist, and it's not possible to aerate effectively. There are primarily two kinds of aeration techniques, spike and core aerating.
Aerating Your Yard Brings Benefits
If you spike aerate, you can rent or purchase an aerator at your local hardware or garden care store. Run the rotating aerator over your grass a few times to drill holes into your soil that are about 1 to 2 inches in depth. If you choose to core aerate instead, you will use a tool that looks similar to a rounded garden spade and dig small holes into the soil every few inches.
The core aerating technique does create slightly larger holes that are about 2 to 3 inches deep. As a result, you don't have to aerate your yard as frequently if you choose core aerating instead of spike aerating.
Choose a Quality Fertilizer
Right after aerating your soil, be sure to fertilize using a top-shelf nitrogen-based fertilizer. A word of advice? You want to use a slow-release fertilizer most of the year because it helps to prevent fertilizer burn, a leading cause of brown lawns. The only exception may be in the early spring when you could use a fast-release fertilizer to give your lawn a burst of early spring green. The rest of the year, however, you'll be prudent to stick with a slow-release type of fertilization.
Try a Blend of Grass Seeds
Next, apply a blend of grass seed for best results. You want to use a combination of cool-season grasses like Ryegrass, Bluegrass and Fescue from October through March and warm-season grasses like Bermuda grass, Buffalo grass, and Zoysia from April through September. You can use a blend throughout the year, but beware that the cool-season grasses give your lawn the green color in early spring but goes dormant by the summer's hot months.
During the summer, your grass will only remain green if you've incorporated some warm-weather grass seeds in your mix. The reverse is true in the winter when the warm-weather grass goes dormant, and it's the cool-season blend that provides your desired green color. For best results, rotate your grass seed in spring and fall between cool and warm-season grass types.
We realize that you're entirely committed to keeping a beautiful home, yard, and garden. Each season of the year brings its gift and its yard maintenance tasks. Have you ever thought about hiring a team of lawn care professionals to help you? We're happy to assist with everything from regular lawn mowing to seasonal tasks like gutter cleaning, leaf removal, weed control or tree trimming.
Each Season Requires Different Work Completed
Lawn Love pros realize that there's so much more to maintaining a yard than just lawn mowing. There's planting new flowers and laying fresh mulch or installing modern decorative rock in your garden beds. Small changes like these can make a significant improvement to your lawn's overall aesthetic without a big cost.
Importance of Clearing Your House Gutters
We know that many people feel comfortable with mowing their yard, but prefer not doing the maintenance jobs that require getting on a ladder like gutter cleaning and tree trimming so that we can assist. We know how important it is to keep your gutters clear to protect your home's roof, walls, and foundation. It's prudent that you spend a little money to clean gutters every six months rather than pay a much higher amount of money later to repair your foundation or basement.
New Solutions to Old Headaches
We're unlike other lawn care companies because we do things differently. We're more than merely a yard care company; we're a high tech company that offering world-class lawn and garden care throughout the Sacramento area. Our service area extends throughout the Sacramento metro, including Arden, Arcade, Roseville, Elk Grove, Rancho Cordova, Carmichael and Parkway, and beyond.
We Empower You as Our Customer
Our focus is to provide you with lawn care at a time that's most convenient to your schedule. Why not try talking with us today? We can give you a free, no-obligation quote on any of our services, just enter your details in the online form. When you try our yard care services, you'll surely love your lawn. It's our guarantee to you.