Things have been heating up in Oklahoma City, and some folks don't even know it. The Oklahoma City metropolitan area, including Midwest City, Bethany, Nichols Hills, and The Village, is one of the hottest real estate markets in the USA right now. According to recent real estate reports, the median home price has increased by over 4 percent in the last year. The prices for homes in the metro, and throughout Oklahoma County, are projected to continue rising.
Have the Nicest Yard in Your Neighborhood
Taking care of your home and gardens will ensure that your home is the nicest in the neighborhood. The thing you'll want to do is a thorough clean-up of your yards and gardens at the end of winter. In the spring, start with aerating your lawn. Why? Aerating your lawn in the autumn and spring helps to break up the soil, ensuring that a higher amount of oxygen, nutrients, and water get into the ground. If you aerate regularly, it helps promote a thicker and denser lawn.
Aerating and Overseeding
After aerating, you will want to spread a blend of grass seeds. According to the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map, Oklahoma County is in Zone 6 and 7. This means bluegrass, ryegrass, and tall fescue as good cool-season choices to grow, and Bermuda grass is an appropriate warm-season grass to use. Since Oklahoma is in a transitional growing zone, it will benefit you to use a blend of both cool-season and warm-season grass seeds for best results. Once you've aerated the ground and spread your grass seed mix, you'll want to fertilize and water your soil thoroughly.
Be sure to use a top-notch quality fertilizer that is nitrogen-based. If you use a slow-release fertilizer that comes in granules, you can protect against your lawn getting fertilizer burn. Besides underwatering, fertilizer burn is a common cause of the brown lawns you will occasionally see. If you detect that your grass is starting to brown after your application of fertilizer, water thoroughly, soak the soil with at least 1 to 2 inches of water, and you can stave off any fertilizer burn.
Regular Schedule of Lawn Maintenance
To achieve the optimal results and keep your yard looking its finest, you want to maintain a regular schedule of watering and mowing throughout the growing season. Lawn care professionals like us recommend that you wait until your newly seeded lawn has reached a height of approximately 2 1/2 to 3 inches before you mow the yard for the first time in the spring season. Waiting to mow will promote your yard's grasses developing a strong root system, and this will help your lawn to endure the heat in the summer months.
The best time to water your yard is in the early morning hours, because your lawn will have a better chance to absorb the moisture before the afternoon's high temperatures. It helps prevent water evaporation and will keep your yard looking fresh and green all summer long. For lawn mowing, however, it's better that you mow when your grass is completely dry.
Attractions in Oklahoma City
We realize you take pride in your home and yard. After all, it's a reflection of who you are, so it's essential that your home and gardens look their best. It's not always easy to spend your nights and weekends devoted to yard care, though, considering all the amazing attractions that we have around Oklahoma City. Maybe you'd like to spend the afternoon with your children, cheering on our beloved triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Or soak up some history by visiting the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
Are you an NBA fan? We can certainly understand it if you'd rather spend time cheering on the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Chesapeake Energy Area, then. If it's more your style to slow down and relax, maybe you should consider having a nice dinner with your loved ones in Bricktown and take a water taxi ride afterward. Enjoy a beautiful summer evening with a lovely stroll through the Myriad Botanical Gardens.
Yard Care Schedule
With all the tempting choices for entertainment that our metro area has to offer, it's sometimes difficult to focus on yard care. After all, there's so much more to it than just mowing the lawn. To maintain your yard's attractive appearance, you have to spend time on weed control and leaf removal. Planting fresh flowers in your garden beds and spreading a new layer of fresh mulch helps to keep your gardens looking nice.
Autumn and Winter Demands
It would be fantastic if you could get some time away from yard care in the fall and winter, but there's still much to do. The fall is a perfect time to aerate, do some overseeding and gutter cleaning. The cooler fall temperatures are a great time for you to install solar landscape lighting. The right lighting will improve your yard's overall aesthetic, and increase your home's curb appeal. Of course, in the winter, you have to get the Christmas lights installed. As you can see, maintaining your property is a year-round commitment of time and energy.
Team of Yard Care Professionals
We realize that some people don't feel comfortable climbing ladders for tasks like gutter cleaning and tree trimming, but we're here to help. If you want more time to spend enjoying life with family and friends, we are happy to assist in all your yard care needs. From seasonal lawn seeding to lawn mowing, garden care to gutter cleaning and tree trimming, our team of licensed, bonded and insured lawn care professionals can guarantee you complete customer satisfaction.
Operating throughout Oklahoma County, we are a lawn care tech company using the latest technology to provide you yard care with convenience. Here in the Sooner State, we know a thing or two about taking care of good people. The sooner you give us a try, the sooner you'll be happy. Give us a call, or fill out the online quote form and find out everything that we can do for you.