Your care for your home. You mow your lawn regularly, water as needed and allowed, and seed it properly for the next season. In your mind, your lawn is the first opportunity you have to make on someone passing by your home. While you take pride in your lawn, as much as you do for the rest of your home, it seems to be missing something. The trees are well maintained, and the grass is beautiful. Even your garden is just right, but something is missing. Your lawn may need a splash of embellishment or color. You don’t have the room for a fountain or a coy pond, but you would like to do something without breaking the bank. Decorate your lawn to last for the life of your home.
Summer is the time to keep your lawn well maintained. Not only is it great for curb appeal, but it actually has health benefits, such as minimizing insects around your home and keeping some allergens at bay. Most of us either do it ourselves or hire someone to do it for us. Either way, maintaining your lawn during the summer months is more than a simple mowing of the lawn. There are several other items that must accompany the lawn mowing process to make sure your lawn always looks fresh and well-maintained.
Have you ever wondered why townships have ordinances about the height of your lawn? It is likely that you believe it is to make the town look beautiful and uniformed wherever and whenever possible. While that is part of the reason, the numbers are not chosen randomly because they sound good. There is actually a scientific reason, actually several scientific reasons, to make sure you abide by a proper lawn maintenance schedule, as cumbersome as that may seem.
If you own a home, you have learned that your rights as a homeowner are limited by the regulations placed upon your home by the town in which you live. These regulations may include items such as when trash is collected, how trash must be presented for collection, the color of your home, where you can park your car, the size of your doorway, and even the length of your grass. Each town is different regarding the actual regulations, however, it is essential to not only know the regulations in your town, but abide by them to avoid fines and other issues.
We live in the age of scheduling. We schedule everything, such as playdates, meetings, appointments, and even family time. We expect everything and everyone in our lives to be on our schedule and just accept their place in our busy lives. That may work with people, but it does not work for your lawn. Your lawn is a living organism that has a schedule of its own. Now that spring is finally here, it is essential to learn your lawn’s schedule and adhere to it as often as possible, or risk having the ugly lawn on the block.
Spring is just around the corner. By the end of the month, the birds will be chirping and the sun will begin to shine longer and longer each day. That means it is time to think about your lawn, and more importantly, landscaping your property. Because it is between seasons, March is the perfect time to begin designing your landscape for the spring and summer months. Whether you wish to keep it the same, add more plants, or overhaul the entire look of your greenery, now is the time to prepare. Start with designing the layout.
It is the beginning of February. Snow is piled on the ground, and the weather is frightful. While it may seem too early, now is the time to plan your landscaping for spring. Before you know it, April showers will appear, bringing beautiful weather and green grass everywhere. It is best to have a plan in place for how you want your lawn to appear. This will allow both your lawn and your landscaper to be prepared as soon as the snow has left.
Living in Minnesota means expecting snow in the winter. Winters are not for the faint of heart in this part of the country. There are storms that actually trap people in their homes for a few days, simply because the snow is piled up six feet or higher. While this is not the norm, it can and does happen. Therefore, snow plowing services are a go-to way for many people to make a few extra bucks in the winter, just like people in other parts of the country rake leaves in the fall. As a home or business owner, it is important to know what makes a reputable snow removal company different from the average guy with a truck.
The holidays are almost upon us. People will shop all month long, no matter the weather or conditions of the roads. They will slip and slide in the snow and ice to get that perfect gift to make their kids smile on Christmas morning. However, once the holidays end, businesses must continue to entice people to leave their warm and comfortable homes even during bad weather. Otherwise, it can be hard to stay afloat during the off-season. One way to keep your business full of customers in the off-season is to make sure your exterior walkways and driveways are safe for everyone.
By this point in the year, you have prepared your lawn for winter and may have already experienced the first frost. Your lawn service has been busy getting your lawn ready for winter and has likely come and gone for the last time before spring. If you care for your lawn yourself, you have already most likely already seeded your lawn and mowed for the last time this season. You know the first frost is the sign winter is coming. What exactly does that mean for your lawn? Why is that specific event so very important to keeping your lawn beautiful?