Spring/Summer Maintenance

Tips For Keeping Your Business’s Lawn Weed Free

24 Jul 2017

Weeds are unsightly and can ruin the entire aesthetic of your business’s lawn. Taking care of weeds is a big job, but when done right your business’s lawn will be free of those pesky plants, leaving the property gorgeous, lush and green. If you’re unsure where to start, here are some tips to keeping the lawn of your business weed free.

Water in the morning without overwatering

The morning is the best time to water the lawn because the sun’s heat will help dry the grass appropriately. When you water at night, moisture can remain on the blades, which allows for bacteria and disease to grow on the plants and grass. Another thing to remember when watering your business’s lawn is to avoid overwatering. You must soak the lawn so that the moisture is able to penetrate deeply into the soil, but you should also take into consideration rainfall, which also moistens the soil. Don’t water after a heavy rainfall or following days of consecutive showers because it will lead to your lawn becoming overwatered and damaged.

Mow high with a healthy mower

A dull blade doesn’t mow the grass, it tears it. This leads to a lawn that appears ragged and greyish brown. Make sure the blade of the mower is sharpened and replace it as soon as you notice any signs of wear and tear. When mowing your lawn, it’s recommended to not cut off more than one third of the grass’s blade. This will help to keep your lawn healthy without stunting the growth of the grass.

Hire an experienced grounds/gardening crew

The chances of you having the time to move, water, plant and take care of your business’s lawn are very slim. Instead of trying to fit weed removal and grounds maintenance into your already busy schedule, hire an experienced gardening or grounds crew. These are professionals who will do everything to keep your lawn healthy by using the correct fertilizers, aerating techniques, herbicides and top-dressing products. They also know how to pull weeds by hand without damaging the soil and how to use the right mix of nutrients the lawn needs to keep these ugly plants away for good.