When warm weather finally arrives, homeowners often find themselves overwhelmed with keeping their lawn green and weed-free. Experts in lawn care know one of the most effective ways to prevent weeds and keep their landscape looking neat is mowing. While it is possible to cut the grass too short during dry weather, fast growing grass in the spring can handle frequent cutting.
Weed control is very important in maintaining a beautiful lawn. Early spring is the time when all plants grow quickly, and this is the best time to apply a product to kill noxious weeds and fertilize the grass. Frequent mowing can help control weeds by preventing them from producing seeds. One of the most difficult weeds to control is dandelions; mostly because they have a very long tap root that is difficult to remove. If even a small section of the root remains in the ground it will grow a new plant.
Spring is the time people spiff up their flower gardens and add a few annuals. While perennial flowers and shrubs are plants that can be depended on every spring to grow without much maintenance, annual flowers are the best source of immediate bright colors. It is also essential to control weeds in the flower gardens, so a weed control product can be used before mulching around the plants.
While yard work and gardening are activities that are enjoyed by many people, some homeowners simply do not have the time and knowledge to maintain their own landscape. This is a situation that may call for the services of a professional landscaper. Initially, a consultation to discuss the needs and desires of the homeowner can be helpful. Professional tips about landscape care may be sufficient, but some people make the decision to hire a specialist like Ziehler for regular landscape care.