The Greenside Promise
Our crew understands the importance of proper mowing and landscaping, and the effect that it can have on the overall healthiness of your lawn. We also know that summers are supposed to be a time to relax, play, and make memories. But after work, the kids’ soccer games, the neighbor’s birthday party, the charity 5K and the dishes; who wants to mow the lawn, weed the garden, trim, and mulch? That’s where we can help.
At Greenside Lawn Care, we strive to achieve a professional, clean look for any residential or commercial property. We promise to keep things simple, let you control the schedule, grass length and design. We also avoid cutting when the grass is wet to prevent a messy yard with tire tracks.
Lawn Mowing Tips
Pro Tip 1: “Cutting the grass really short enables me to go longer without cutting.”
Ever hear that one? This is the biggest misconception we hear from our customers. In fact, cutting the grass too short puts the plant in a panic mode. Like all plants, grass uses photosynthesis (the process of converting sunlight to sugars to feed the roots), to stay alive and healthy. When you cut the blades of grass too short, they cannot collect sunlight to undergo photosynthesis, so one of two things happens. Either your grass will grow back at a faster rate to replenish the blades and keep photosynthesis alive, which goes against the original intention, or your lawn simply dies, turns brown, becomes a breeding ground for weeds and becomes the eyesore of the neighborhood, which you don’t want at all! We will always ensure we cut the lawn to a proper height to prevent either one of these extreme scenarios from happening.
Pro Tip 2: Spring is dandelion season, and dandelions are invasive.
A dandelion outbreak can have damaging effects to your lawn. Dandelions love a pH of 7.5 or higher. Grass likes things to be more in the 6 to 6.5 range. If you have dandelions, you know your pH is high, so applying aluminum sulfate to the lawn will effectively decrease your pH levels and alter the soil atmosphere, rendering it impossible for dandelions to survive. If you don’t have time to dedicate to this, we can help. We will be more than happy to perform a soil test and treat your lawn accordingly so you will have healthy grass throughout spring, summer and fall.
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