We know that the condition of a business owner’s property will help define their image. The landscape outside of a corporate or commercial property is the first thing that customers and guests will see. Those customers may gather a first impression about how you take care of business based on how you take care of your property. So it’s important to keep your lawn and landscape well-maintained.
To start, mowing should be a regular priority, of course. You should also know the right height for the grass. If your grass is too high, it might harbor insects that can cause damage. If your grass is too low, on the other hand, it may make the soil warmer and dry it out. The most common height of the grass is three inches, but this may vary based on location and type of turf.
You other lawn maintenance needs will vary from season to season, so it is important to learn some common practices in lawn maintenance throughout the year.
The spring season is the time to plant new seedlings for your lawn. Some services that you might find useful are:
These services are practical in preparing your plants and shrubs for growth, while maintaining impeccable grass. Don’t wait too late in the year to aerate warm season lawns like Bermuda and Zoysia – remember, aeration stimulates growth and you don’t want to stimulate growth in these lawns just as they are trying to go dormant in the fall. And while most lawns should be aerated in the spring, Fescue lawns should be aerated (and re-seeded) in the fall.
During the summer season, your lawn needs to have extra care. It’s imperative to keep your lawn fully-hydrated in order to prevent it from dying. Some of the services for the hot season are:
Come fall, your lawn is at its peak during its growing cycle. The weather is just cool enough to boost the growth of your plants and seeds. Fall lawn care is also done in preparation for the colder winter season. Failing to prepare for this season will put all your year’s hard work to waste. Services for the fall include:
These critical tasks will ensure that your lawn is fully-prepared for the winter. Remember, lawn fertilization also depends on the type of grass you have. You don’t want to fertilize warm season grasses too late in the year, when they’re about to go dormant.
During the winter season, there is not much maintenance that you need to do for your lawn because you should have done it during the fall.
For businesses and commercial properties, keeping the landscape freshly maintained is a top priority. At Environmental Turf Management, we specialize in maintaining lawns for commercial properties, Home Owners’ Associations (HOA), and gated communities in the great state of Georgia. If you are in need of expert lawn care throughout the year, you can reach us at 770-466-0234.