Spring is upon us again here in Camas, Washougal, and Vancouver, Washington. With spring comes the awakening of plant life from winter dormancy. Everything is growing quickly again and it is extremely easy to fall behind on your landscape maintenance tasks. Therefore, many of us are considering hiring lawn care professionals to keep our yards looking cared-for. But what does lawn care maintenance include?
The most basic of lawn care maintenance services will include mowing. Grass, especially during spring, tends to grow quickly and requires a lot of attention. Lawns should be cut on a weekly basis to maintain the health and look of the grass. Proper mowing not only keeps your lawn looking healthy, but it also ensures that the grass is growing evenly and deters pests and other diseases from taking hold of your lawn.
Most landscape maintenance packages also include edging. Much like mowing, edging gives your lawn a well-manicured look. If done correctly, edging emphasizes your neatly mowed lawn, increasing the curb appeal of your house.
Blowing Off Hardscapes/Lawn
Blowing is another essential service included with most lawn care service packages. Blowing off hardscapes, like driveways, patios, and walkways, keeps these areas clean, helping to ensure that the concrete will not become stained or wear out more quickly. Furthermore, debris often finds its way into our lawns, so blowing off and removing this debris, will help guarantee your lawn stays healthy and can grow unhindered.
Weeding can be quite a laborious task. However, weeding can be added to most lawn care packages as well. Weed control methods that involve the use of toxic chemicals should be avoided. Because these chemicals can be harmful to people and pets alike, it is a good idea to find a lawn care company who tries to minimize their use of them. We, at Urban Eden, strive to avoid the use of chemicals, opting, instead, to remove them manually, with the use of specialized tools or by hand-pulling.
Any lawn care company should include the removal of unwanted debris as part of their landscape maintenance package. From grass clippings and leaves to twigs and branches, small amounts of these items can be removed during a maintenance visit. However, with larger amounts of debris, a stand-alone yard cleanup may be in order before maintenance begins.
Pruning and Trimming
Trimming and pruning of trees, bushes, and shrubs is another great service to add on to any lawn maintenance package as well. Pruning is the process that removes dead or unsightly parts of the plant, while trimming is the process of shaping the entire plant. Any quality landscape company should be able to properly tackle shaping and pruning an established plant. A well-trimmed shrub, bush, or tree further increases the healthy, cared-for look of any yard. Depending on the number and size of plants that are in need of trimming and pruning, a separate visit may be in order to tackle all of them properly.
Though there are definitely more services that one could include in regular maintenance, this list covers the needs of most homeowners. If you are in need of lawn care services, please give Urban Eden Landscaping a call today at (360)567-6399, contact us here, or fill out our FREE estimate request form online.