Kenner lawn care services
Where to begin?
For any person who has just started to maintain their lawn, it is difficult to decide on a single plan out of all those available online. But we think that the best approach is to study your lawn first. Kenner has a humid subtropical climate and experiences an average of 64 inches of rain each year, a whopping 26 inches greater than the U.S. average. Summers are hot and humid, while winters are short and mild.
These conditions are favorable for the growth of most plants because there is no threat of water shortage. The lush vegetation in Kenner City Park, Laketown Park, and Seton Park is proof of this. Still, pooling of water on poorly drained lawns is a problem many homeowners face. Therefore, you should consider investing in a better draining system. Growing a rain garden to stop and absorb water runoff might also prove beneficial.
Keeping all these aspects of Kenner lawn care in mind, you can devise a sound strategy for your lawn. The professionals at Lawn Love can help you with choosing the right course of action. They can also perform nearly all lawn-related tasks including mowing, watering, aeration... you name it!
Grow the Right Type of Grass
Kenner has a warm climate, thus warm-season grass is the best for growing on a lawn here. It shows optimum growth in the temperature range of 80-95 degrees Fahrenheit. The varieties of such grass differ in terms of water requirements, shade-tolerance, foot traffic endurance, etc. Some of the best warm-season grasses to grow on your Kenner lawn are listed below.
This is a light green-colored grass with coarse leaves. The best thing about it is that it does not require the soil to be very fertile. It can grow well in moist and acidic soils that have high sand content. It forms thick sod and can outcompete many weeds. Shade is not a problem for carpet grass, so it can flourish even near big trees.
St. Augustine Grass
There are many varieties of St. Augustine grass. Most of them have a blue-green color. The leaves are broad. Although St. Augustine is perhaps the most shade tolerant warm-season grass, it does not handle traffic well. It requires medium to high maintenance, needing to be mowed and dethatched frequently.
It has greyish-green leaves and purple stems. It does not grow very tall and can tolerate a lot of traffic. Furthermore, it can tolerate some shade but thrives in the sun. However, it needs a lot of maintenance. The mowing, watering, and fertilization needs of a Bermudagrass lawn are greater than most other lawns. Still, it is somewhat competitive and grows fast.
This grass has a lime-green color and has mild shade and traffic tolerance. It does not require much maintenance and can remain lush even in winter provided that the temperature does not drop too low. Acidic sandy soils can be covered with this type of grass. However, Centipede grass grows very slowly, and so it takes a long time for your lawn to recover after it has suffered damage.
It has dark green leaves and requires plenty of water to maintain its verdure. The roots are deep and the above-ground parts form a dense mat making it useful for preventing erosion. Having greater-than-average disease tolerance, Zoysia grass is truly adapted to wet environments. What's more, is that it requires little fertilization and mowing.
If you are confused about which grasses to grow on your lawn and how to do so, you have come to the right place. Consider hiring one of Lawn Love's professionals. They can not only offer invaluable advice on this topic but can also procure and sow the grass seeds for you.
Keep Your Lawn Neat and Clean
Many homeowners have the bad habit of just cleaning the indoors and not the outdoors of their property. Your yard requires just as much care as any other part of your home. The beauty of a lawn lies in its neatness and tidiness. Debris scattered all over it can make it look unkempt and uncared for. This problem can become all the more serious during the rainy months in Kenner. Our pros keep in mind the following guidelines when they maintain a lawn.
- Pick up any large pieces of debris such as fallen branches and broken parts of lawn decor items. Separate the biodegradable items and compost them. The compost can be used as fertilizer during spring.
- Rake your lawn to collect dead leaves and smaller pieces of debris.
- Removing old mulch is a good idea, otherwise, it might promote the growth of certain harmful microbes. These microbes can later infect plants and cause diseases. Adding fresh mulch will reduce the risk of this happening.
- If your lawn has thatch, remember to replace it periodically because insects and other critters can nest in it.
- Gutters and drains can become clogged with different kinds of materials. If not cleaned, they can leak and overflow to form puddles around them. Stagnant water can damage the grass. Thus, clean these gutters weekly.
- Keep the edges of your lawn sharp and trimmed. Root out any grass that starts to encroach on nearby sidewalks.
- If your yard has a hedge, trim it to maintain its shape.
Lawn Love has helped hundreds of homeowners realize their dream lawn, and we can do the same for you. Our goal is to make Kenner lawn care easily accessible and economical. We have created a website where you can select and schedule the services you want, and specify when you want them. Once you do this, you will receive an instant quote, based on which you can decide whether you can afford the services or not. If you find the prices reasonable, just submit a request and wait for the appointment. An expert might visit you in as few as two days. It's that simple!