April is National Lawn Care Month!
It was a pretty tough winter on lawns in the Nashville area. We’ve seen fairly significant damage to turf, as well as perennials, shrubs and trees. The good news is that spring is here and Perfect World can get your lawn and landscape looking great again. Mowing season starts again very soon and winter weeds like Henbit, Chickweed and Dandelion are already growing like crazy.
April is National Lawn Care Month and not a moment too soon. If you want a high quality lawn, whether it’s Fescue, Bermuda or Zoysia, you just about have to get it on a regular fertilization and weed control program to keep it looking great. There are organic options available too.
We recommend setting your lawn up with 5-8 applications a year depending on the type of lawn. Fescue lawns should be seeded at least every fall to keep them full and lush. While fall is the best time of year for lawn renovations, spring is a great time too. We’ve been seeing many lawns that could use both a spring and a fall aeration and seeding this year.
Let us know how we can help you with your lawn.
We provide many different lawn maintenance services in Nashville such as:
- string trimming,
- weed control,
- slit seeding,
- core aeration,
We can also help you decide if that lawn trouble spot over there in the shade is worth all the effort and expense of trying to grow grass somewhere it doesn’t naturally want to. Nature may be suggesting a bed space or another approach to achieve your goal.
Below are some interesting lawn stats provided by The Professional Landcare Network touting the benefits of a healthy lawn. I’d like to take it a step further and suggest that a healthy landscape of trees and shrubs, which also may include a lawn, are very important to the environment.
- There are more than 30 million acres of lawns in the United States.
- A healthy lawn (and landscape) is of utmost importance to the environment. A 50′ by 50′ lawn produces enough oxygen for a family of four.
- Lawns (trees and shrubs) cool the atmosphere. Eight healthy front lawns have the cooling effect of 70 tons of air conditioning which is enough for 16 average homes.
- Dense, healthy grass slows water runoff, removing contaminants and trapping soil. Fresh filtered water returns to the underground water supply.
- Grass (trees and shrubs) convert carbon dioxide to oxygen, a process that helps clean the air.
- Well-cared for lawns (and landscapes) can significantly increase property value.
- In addition to it’s positive environmental impacts, a healthy lawn (and landscape) can also make a home more marketable.
- Well maintained lawns and landscapes can add up to 15% to a property’s value.