Middletown lawn care services
The Importance of Lawn Care in Middletown
The people of Middletown admire the greenery. This is evident from the existence of places such as Wadsworth Falls State Park, Brownstone Exploration Park, and Mattabesett Trail. However, the climate of Middletown is not conducive to natural year-round lushness. This city is in a humid subtropical zone where the temperature varies between 24 °F and 87 °F over the course of a year. The average annual rainfall is 48 inches and much of it occurs in September, the wettest month. January is the snowiest month during which nearly one-third of the total annual snowfall (10 inches) occurs.
As you might have already guessed, the summers in Middletown are great for growing many types of plants, but the winters are not. Thus, your lawn will require some extra help in maintaining its verdure. In this regard, you might benefit by taking the following steps.
- Get the soil tested, so you can identify the needs of your lawn.
- Aerate the land once a year or at least once every two years.
- Fertilize 2-3 times a year, especially during spring and fall.
- Irrigate your lawn twice or three times a week, doing it for a minimum of 20 minutes each time.
- Use different kinds of methods for pest control and not just chemical pesticides.
These are routine tasks for the experts. They have completed them for hundreds of other customers and got good reviews and feedback. We believe that your lawn will benefit from their knowledge and experience.
Mowing Your Lawn the Right Way
The most basic part of lawn maintenance is mowing and trimming. Pretty simple, huh? Wrong! Well, partially wrong. Mowing your lawn is a difficult task only if you make it one. If you know the right techniques to cut the grass efficiently and cleanly, you will save yourself a lot of trouble. Lawn Love has compiled some of the best tips regarding mowing for the homeowners in Middletown:
Set Your Mower to an Appropriate Height
Different kinds of grass differ in their ideal mowing heights. However, most grasses should not be cut shorter than 2-4 inches, especially in summer. Leaves are the food factories of a plant. Trimming them excessively can cause the plant to die. Another thing to remember is never to cut more than one-third of the grass length in a single go. If you want to mow it short, you should do it gradually, by cutting it shorter and shorter every few days.
Sharpen the Blades
Like your lawn, the lawnmower also needs regular cleaning and maintenance. You should sharpen its blades whenever they become blunt or show signs of wear. The reason is simple: Blunt blades tear the grass instead of giving a clean cut. The recovery of torn and bruised plants is very slow and incomplete.
Wait for the Grass to Dry
Wet grass is slippery and hard for the mower to cut. If you move your mower on a wet lawn, what you will notice is that much of the grass still remains uncut. Actually, some grass blades slide past the mower blades, making it difficult to mow your lawn evenly. You will have to mow the same area, again and again, to cut it evenly.
Avoid Mowing at Noon
Mid-day heat, especially in summer, increases the rate of evaporation of water from both the soil and the plant body. This gives rise to intense heat and water stress. If you mow your lawn at noon, the plants will have to endure the stress of injury as well. For many turfgrasses, this would be too much to tolerate and might lead to wilting. The best times of the day to get this chore done are dawn and dusk.
Recycle the Clippings
A common mistake people make is that they throw away grass clippings. This is a huge waste of the nutrients they contain. We recommend you to either let these clippings drop on your lawn as you mow it or collect them for composting. In both cases, the complex organic matter in them is broken down by microbes, and the products of this decomposition can be used as organic fertilizer.
Keep Changing Direction
If you move the mower in the same direction every time you mow your lawn, the grass might begin to lean in that direction. Since the beauty of a lawn lies in its neatness and tidiness, such slanting grass definitely does help in increasing it. Make sure to keep alternating different patterns of mowing, so that the grass grows upright.
Why Should You Choose Lawn Love?
You might be wondering what is so special about Lawn Love that you should choose us over so many other lawn care companies. Well, to answer this question, we have listed below some advantages of counting on us. Once you read them, you will come to know the answer to that question.
All of our services are priced competitively and appeal to a wide demographic. Our reasonable rates make it possible for more people to avail themselves of quality Middletown lawn care.
The experts know the ethics that must be practiced and the boundaries that must be respected in a professional environment. The positive reviews given by their former customers are proof of their trustworthiness.
The teams will do all lawn-related tasks for you including mowing, aeration, irrigation, cleanups, and gardening. They will also give you tips on how to maintain your lawn yourself between appointments.
In the age of the internet and lightning-fast communication, we feel that there is a need to modernize the lawn care industry. We have built a website where you can create and manage your Lawn Love account. To get tasks done, you just choose and schedule them. What's great is that you get an instant quote. If you find it reasonable, you will just have to submit a request and wait for a team to meet you. It often takes only two days for him or her to visit your home for the services.
No worry. No confusion. No hassle. So, what are you waiting for? Contact us by phone or email now!