Louisville Lawn Care Blog
Now that our landscape shrubs and ornamental trees are almost in full-leaf for the season, a wide variety of insects and spider mites are eager to dine, inflicting damage to your landscape investment. While the chewing of leaves is unsightly, the damage inflicted by bagworms to evergreens can be lethal to all or parts of the plant. Protect your plants now and for the remainder of the growing season with appropriate applications of insecticides and miticides.
As an added benefit, these same products can greatly suppress populations of mosquitoes and other biting insects that nest in your landscape.
Contact Lawn Cure today if you need assistance or would like a free assessment of your landscape needs.
Springtime is here and time for a little yard work to be done. Here are some suggestions to help get your lawn ready for the growing season:
- Spend some time removing leaves, tree limbs and other debris out of your lawn. Leaving these items to sit on the lawn can cause major problems with the turf later in the year.
- If you have matted grass and/or dead crabgrass or weeds in your lawn, rake these areas well. Leaving the last year's dead crabgrass in place will only encourage new crabgrass later this summer.
- Have your lawn mower serviced and the blade sharpened. Mowing of turf is generally best done at 3" (usually about 1-notch down from your highest mower setting). Taller grass will build a stronger root systems and help protect your lawn during heat stress periods. Be sure your mower is set on the mulching setting – do not bag the grass. Those grass clippings provide vital nutrients to your lawn.
Want some more personalized lawn tips? Join us at Walnut Ridge Nursery and Garden Center's Open House in Jeffersonville, IN on Saturday April 6, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m. for a discussion and Q & A with our own service manager and lawn expert, Jeff Smith! He will be discussing current trends in lawn care, how the weather impacts our lawns and answering your lawn questions. Walnut Ridge will be having door prizes and food and drink! Look forward to seeing you there!
Enjoy your time outdoors and our beautiful spring season!
The onset of our spring season comes the time when most people search for and begin a lawn care service. Who to choose? It can be a tough decision, but here are some factors to consider when choosing your lawn care provider:
- 1. Credibility – Lawn Care providers are legally required to carry the proper business license, certification and insurance. Professionalism on all levels should be expected.
- 2. Service – How easy is it to reach your provider? Is it a local call? An email quickly replied to? If additional service is needed, is timely follow-up a company standard?
- 3. Instructions followed – If you are a property owner requiring notification prior to a planned visit, will your request be followed?
- 4. References – Friends and neighbors of the company you are considering should be satisfied with their service and with their results.
- 5. Active in lawn/landscape associations – a reputable company will be active in their industry’s local, state and national associations
- 6. Qualified reviews – visit such sites as the BBB and Google to read the comments about the provider you are considering. Other customer’s reviews can be helpful in the decision making process.
- 7. Personalized service – Be sure your program can be adjusted to accommodate your personalized needs.
- 8. Know exactly what you are getting – Is the number of services being applied in the year clear? Pricing understood? If an introductory price is offered, is there fine print on successive applications?
The basics of lawn care are clear and precise – the lawn care provider you choose should be the same.
Growing the most beautiful of lawns occurs when the turf plant has the proper building block in which to grow – top quality soil is the key! Enhancing your lawns' soil can be challenging since so much of the nutrient rich topsoil seems to be deficient in many lawns in our area. This is especially true at newer home sights where the good, nutrient-rich topsoil has been removed or washed out during the construction process.
Lawn Cure has a Foliar-Pak program to enhance your soil and to naturally and organically provide the critical nutrients necessary to improve turf and plant health. Our "Healthy Grow" Soil Enhancement Program is a 2-application program designed to complement and enhance your current lawn program to actually improve your soil quality. Benefits include:
- Increased nutrient uptake by the turf
- Microbial activity stimulated
- Enhanced water-holding capacity by the turf
- Promotes a natural tolerance to stress, pests and disease
Contact us at 812-246-8800 or 502-400-9499 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!!
Now that winter is upon us and you have done the last of your lawn and landscape cleanup for the year, here are a few reminders for your home and auto as we move through the winter season.
Winter Home Tips:
- Make sure all garden hoses are completely disconnected from water spouts
- Check your doors and windows for leaky seals and repair as needed
- Consider shutting heating vents off in areas of the home infrequently used to save on heating costs
Winter Automobile Tips:
- Check your tire pressures carefully and adjust as needed for the colder weather
- Check your fluids, especially your antifreeze and windshield wiper fluid
- Store a blanket and extra coat/gloves in your auto in case of unexpected breakdowns.
And remember, if you do still have leaves in your lawn and/or landscape, please remove them as soon as possible to prevent long-term damage to your turf and plantings during the 2019 growing season.
We wish you and your family and warm and safe winter season!