Your landscape speaks volumes about your company before anyone steps inside your front door. A well-maintained, green lawn, vibrant colors in your beds and trimmed hedges all create curb appeal for your business, property or home.
Advantage Facility Services knows landscaping. Our tips below will show you how to get your grass green again at your office or home to make a positive impression on your tenants, customers, visitors or even your neighbors:
Let the Grass Grow
Some property managers believe that a short lawn is the ticket to drawing attention to their landscape, with some going so far as giving it the look of a putting green. That’s a mistake. Why? Because the root growth below the soil surface is negatively affected, which can open the door to the development of weeds. Closely cut lawns are also more vulnerable to damage from summer heat and drought conditions.
We recommend setting your mower blade to between 3 and 3.5 inches and cutting the grass more frequently. The additional grass growth and resulting root development will also block out any opportunities for weeds to gain a foothold.
Keep the Cut Grass in Place
Everyone can appreciate a well-manicured, neat lawn, especially when the cut grass has been bagged. But instead of bagging the trimmings, consider leaving them on your lawn. The clippings will serve as a natural mulch and fertilizer, feeding nutrients and preserving moisture in your soil, which also helps you save some of your hard-earned green.
Using Compost to Fight Yellow Spots
Yellow spots on a lawn can be caused by a number of reasons, including natural low spots that become troublesome after heavy rains.
Putting compost on the affect areas will stimulate the growth of grass in the affected area. In the span of just a few weeks, what was a yellow area can be replaced by beautiful, healthy green grass.
The Sod Issue
April is a prime month to add sod to dead or bare spots in your lawn. Installing sod in early Spring months like April allows the grass time for its roots to take hold and the grass to establish itself before the dog days of a typical Texas Summer kick in. Sod can also be installed later in the season, but the longer you wait, the more money spent on watering and the greater the risk that the inferno that is a Texas Summer will harm your new grass.
Your Best Choice
The grass can be greener on your side of the fence! Contact us today to learn how we can turn your exterior problems into something you can be proud of! We can also assist you with all your irrigation installation, maintenance and repair needs.