Why Do I Need Professional Lawn Services?
For lots of people one of the great pleasures of having their own garden is spending time looking after it. While it might sometimes be hard work, spending time outdoors can make us feel better. Psychologist have also suggested that spending time gardening can be good for our mental health
With that in mind, do we really need a professional like All Green Lawn Treatment Services to help us keep our lawn in decent shape?
There are certainly lots of jobs that you can do for yourself. The most obvious being mowing. Mowing your lawn has an obvious immediate cosmetic benefit – a newly cut lawn gives your whole garden a smarter look. Mowing also has longer term benefits. When you cut your grass it’s the healthiest grass shoots that thrive, while weaker shoots tend to be weeded out. Over time regular cutting will result in thicker and healthier grass.
Mowing the lawn starts in earnest in spring, as the weather gets warmer and your grass starts to grow more quickly. Refer to our spring lawn care guide for tips on making sure the first cut of the year doesn’t damage your lawn.
Later in the year you can help maintain your lawn’s health by ensuring that you remove any fallen leaves from the grass. Fallen leaves, and other debris, starve the grass of light and reduce water evaporation, both of which can increase the presence of mould, fungus or disease. Cutting back overhanging trees and shrubs can reduce the number of leaves that fall onto the lawn in the first place.
Gardeners also play a key role in spotting the first signs of disease or lawn pests, which can reduce the amount of treatments that a lawn needs. You may spot brown or thinning patches of grass, or notice the pests themselves. At this stage consider contacting a professional to diagnose exactly what’s wrong.
Which brings us to the jobs that really are best done by a firm like All Green Lawn Treatment Services.
Scarification, the process of removing thatch from the lawn, can certainly be done on a small scale by you just by raking the lawn. However, a professional company will have access to a mechanised scarifier that is much more effective. A more powerful machine will remove more moss and thatch from your lawn, giving much better results Similarly, All Green use a heavy-duty aerator to carry out hollow-tine lawn aeration. These sturdy machines are particularly beneficial in the local area that All Green operates in, as they cope easily with the heavy clay soils found in this region.
When it comes to pest and disease control there are several benefits of using a professional lawn care company.
First, an experienced lawn treatment expert can quickly identify what the problem is. This ensures that you don’t waste time and money trying to tackle the wrong issues.
A lawn treatment company will not only have access to professional-strength products, they also have the experience to ensure they are used correctly and safely. This gives you peace of mind and ensures that treatments work more quickly.
For many pests All Green uses biological nematodes. While you can buy these to use yourself results can be variable if they are not used correctly. Our years of experience help to guarantee that they are effective.
Overall, it’s clear that there are some jobs that gardeners can do for themselves. Carrying out ongoing lawn maintenance can also reduce the amount of work that you need doing professionally.
However, as we’ve seen there are some occasions when it really helps to get the professionals in. Whether it’s because of the size of your lawn, your personal circumstances or the difficulty of the work that needs doing, calling on the experts can make your life a whole lot easier.
With All Green’s free, no-obligation lawn analysis and year-round treatment plans, why not get in touch now and find out how we can work together to give you the best lawn of your life.