Lawn Mowing Recommendations
Most homeowners tend to mow their lawns too short. But it is doubly important to leave your grass height longer when living in a dry, arid climate like we do here in Midland / Odessa. The longer grass blades retain moisture for your lawn. Retained moisture is very important due to the fact that rain water is scarce and frequent watering can become very expensive and possibly against local codes.
Why do I need mulch?
Mulch has many benefits to the homeowner and their lawn including: it is a good additive for your lawn, and it saves you time, money and work. One great way to add mulch to your lawn is to just reuse your grass clippings after you mow. The organic matter from your clippings gets recycled back into your lawn adding nutrients that are beneficial to your yard. The recycled grass clippings help with the needed nitrogen to keep your soil healthy. Leaves can also be reused as mulch. Oak and maple leaves especially can be beneficial to your turfs health and color.
What forms of payments do you accept?
We accept most credit cards as well as cash or check.
When should I fertilize my lawn?
Healthy soil is very important to the overall aesthetic and health of your turf. Lawn fertilization should be avoided in the warmer Summer months and is best around September when more moisture can be retained in the soil. Avoid excess of nitrogen and look for fertilizer that had adequate potassium levels. Remember though to avoid over fertilizing your lawn though. Forcing artificial health by over fertilizing may hurt your lawn more than help it. Focusing on helping your lawn retain water is much more important in our dry Permian Basin climate.
How often should I aerate my lawn?
In most cases aeration should be done annually to provide the most benefit to your lawn. Though, soil with high clay content can be aerated up to twice a year. Aeration should be done in cooler months, where there poses less risk of damaging the soil from increased exposure to extreme heat. After aeration, your lawn should be thoroughly watered to moisten the soil deep below the roots. If you are planning on over-seeding, now is a good time to do so to maximize seed to soil contact. Also consider fertilizing your lawn at this time if it is on your list to do.