972-712-4414

4 Tips For Winter Lawn Maintenance And Weed Control

4 Tips For Winter Lawn Maintenance And Weed Control

It may not seem like it now, but spring is right around the corner and, in North Texas, that means lawn maintenance and weed control.  What you may not know is that spring lawn care should begin in fall and winter.  Even with some spikes of freezing temperatures, fall and winter are mild in Texas, which gives homeowners like you the opportunity to take these 4 steps to ensure that your spring and summer lawns are healthy and as weed-free as possible: Aerate Your Soil Your soil can become compacted over 8 to 10 months of constant mowing and usage; and water, air and grass roots have a more difficult time penetrating compacted soil.  Near the end of winter, when any danger of a hard freeze has passed, go to your local equipment-rental company and rent a core aerator.  A core aerator is about the size of a lawn mower and has a large wheel with steel tubes on it designed to remove plugs of soil from the ground.  If you don’t want to have to move and lift heavy machinery, you can try lawn aeration shoes that resemble sandals with spikes on the bottom.  Beware, with the clay and caliche soils present in many areas of North Texas, you may end up walking out of your aeration shoes if and when they get stuck in the ground. Mow Your Lawn On A Low Setting If you have a warm-season grass, like Bermuda, St. Augustine, buffalo grass or Zoysia, you’ll need to mow it lower than usual near the end of winter.  Mowing low removes thatch accumulated during the year that can choke your spring lawn and keep water and nutrients from reaching grass roots.  Additionally, excess thatch can harbor some microorganisms, like fungi, that promote diseases that can potentially destroy your lawn. Remove Dead Leaves And Debris From Your Lawn Don’t let fall leaves lay on your lawn through the winter.  As with thatch, a thick layer of wet leaves are a breeding ground for microbes that can cause lawn diseases.  Also, if the leaves remain through the spring, they will shade out the lawn and slow down spring lawn green-up.  If you have a lot of leaves, rake them up; but be careful not to rake too vigorously.  You don’t have to remove every leaf from your lawn and frantic raking to gather them all up can pull up grass tendrils and keep them from rooting.  If you have a dusting of leaves, use a mulching blade on your lawn mower to chop them up. Apply Pre-Emergent Weed Control Weed seeds will sprout when the temperature reaches about 70℉ so you should have a professional lawn care...

Read More

Hiring a Lawn Care Service Will Give You the Upper Edge When Selling

Hiring a Lawn Care Service Will Give You the Upper Edge When Selling

The Texas real estate market is booming right now, so if you’re in the position to sell your home, consider hiring a lawn care service in Frisco, TX to give yourself the upper edge on the competition. Lawn care is crucial for establishing a beautiful curb appeal, which is what will have a big impact on whether a buyer will consider purchasing your home. Here are some of the impacts that hiring a lawn care service can have on your ability to sell your home: Positive first impression Increased perceived value More time to devote to up-keeping other areas of your home Make sure you’re hiring the best to get your lawn looking immaculate with Greener Turf. Call us today to schedule an appointment at (972)992-5296 or visit us online at www.mygreenerturf.com. Greener Turf | Lawn Care Service Frisco TX |...

Read More

5 Things Your Lawn Fertilization Service Should Do Now

5 Things Your Lawn Fertilization Service Should Do Now

If you use a lawn maintenance or a lawn fertilization service in Frisco, TX  you may be under the misconception that winter is a slower season for lawn care. However, there are many important steps you can take to ensure the greater health of your lawn during autumn and winter, with noticeable benefits in spring and summer. Here are five things you or your lawn fertilization company should be doing to care for your Frisco, TX lawn during the fall and winter. Don’t Stop Mowing You may be tempted to quit mowing your lawn on a regular basis once the cooler months hit, but what you really should be doing is using your mower blade’s lowest setting, especially on the last two times you cut it for the season. This allows the sunlight to reach the crown of the grass, which means that there will be less browning during the winter. Make Sure You Aerate the Soil Aerating your lawn allows water, fertilizer and oxygen to reach the roots of your grass with ease. There are tools that you can rent from a home improvement store to aerate your lawn yourself, or you can ask your lawn maintenance service to do it for you. Don’t Ignore Those Piles of Leaves Raking leaves is probably right up there with a root canal or making small talk at your office Christmas party, but it is a seriously important part of your autumn and winter lawn care routine. Letting leaves accumulate on your lawn does more than make your lawn look unkempt. Those piles of leaves are safe harbors for all kinds of fungal diseases just waiting to devastate your lawn. Do Your Spring Fertilization Now Your lawn fertilization service in Frisco, TX should already have fertilized your lawn in anticipation of the spring. That’s because the roots and rhizomes of grass continue to grow beneath the soil, and at a rapid pace. While the green stuff up top may be slowing down, the amount of root growth will determine the lushness of spring blade growth. Take Care of Bald Spots Autumn or winter is the perfect time to take care of any bare or balding patches in your lawn. There are numerous products out there designed just for this type of project, or you can simply have your lawn company take care of it for you. You’ll just want to make sure that you water the area where the application took place every other day for about two weeks. To learn more about lawn fertilization service in Frisco, TX  contact Greener Turf at (972) 992-LAWN. Greener Turf  |  Lawn Fertilization Service Frisco TX  |  (972)...

Read More

Clumping Grass and Lawn Mowing Services in Frisco, TX

Clumping Grass and Lawn Mowing Services in Frisco, TX

There is more to mowing the lawn than simply using the mower. You already know to mow in the morning, or in the evening, so the sun won’t burn the grass. You also need to pay attention to what your mower is leaving behind. If your mower is leaving clumps of dirt and grass, clean these up and dispose of them right away. These clumps can damage your grass, creating brown spots on your beautiful lawn. Keep your mower’s blade sharpened to lessen the occurrence of clumping grass. Keep your lawn looking great at all times by calling Greener Turf so that you can get set up with some of the best lawn mowing services in Frisco, TX. Lawn Mowing Services Frisco TXFrisco Texas Lawn Care | My Greener Turf8700 Stonebrook Pkwy #1614Frisco, Texas 75034(972)...

Read More

The 5 Top Reasons You Need A Professional Landscaper

The 5 Top Reasons You Need A Professional Landscaper

Because your home is a reflection of you, you want it to look good inside and out – that’s where a professional landscaper comes in.  A professional landscaper can ensure that the yard surrounding your home not only gives your home great curb appeal but also that your grass, trees, shrubs and flowers are healthy and vigorous.  Need more reasons for hiring a landscaper?  Here are the top 5: Professionals Have Knowledge And Skill A landscaper’s business is to know as much as possible about soil, grass, weeds, trees, flowers and everything else yard-related.  They know which plants and grasses will grow best in North Texas and which will grow best in your particular yard.  They also know which hardscape materials look and perform the best in a wide variety of settings.  They have the skill to translate what they know into a comprehensive plan for your space and know what’s needed to prep and construct permanent structures and what’s needed to prep your yard for planting. Professionals Have The Right Equipment And Tools If your idea of having all the right tools for tackling your yard work is a lawnmower and a weed whacker, professional landscapers know that the tools needed for a dazzling yard go way beyond that.  From bush hogs and brush shredders to chainsaws, sod cutters and seeding machines, landscapers have access to all of the equipment they need – and they know how to use them the right way. Professionals Are Effective Planners Any DIYer knows how quickly home improvement problems can arise and stall even the simplest project, including yard projects.  Professional landscapers have years of hands-on experience, so they know ahead of time what to watch for.  In addition, they can create a plan for landscaping your yard that will include every variable, from permits to weather, so that they can efficiently and effectively complete your project in as short a time as possible. Professionals Have Connections When things do go wrong in a DIY project, they can go badly wrong.  When you hire a landscaper to take care of your yard, you can be sure that they will know the right professionals to call if something unexpected, like uncovering an unmarked utility line, happens. Professionals Offer Predictable Results Experienced landscapers know what they’re doing and regardless of how chaotic their work process looks, you can be sure that the final results will be exactly as promised and that it will meet or exceed your expectations. If you’re ready to get the help of a professional landscaper for your yard, call the best in the business, Greener Turf in Frisco, TX, at (972) 992-5296.  You can visit us online, too, at www.mygreenerturf.com...

Read More