A Locally Owned and Operated Landcaping Company based in Cleveland Heights, OH.

Landscaping Tips

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When to water your lawn

Knowing when to water your lawn can make all the difference. Weather, soil, and the type of grass you have influence the amount and frequency of watering required. Your lawn will show signs of needing water. The grass foliage will start to turna dull gray when it needs water. You can also check your footprints as you walk across the lawn. If the grass pops back up, then your grass is in good shape. If the footprints remain compressed for a while, then it's time to water.

Water your lawn thoroughly but infrequently to grow a healthy lawn with deep roots. Light, frequent watering will leave your lawn with a weakened root system and more susceptible to heat and drought.

Early monring is the optimum time for watering your lawn. Watering your lawn in the evening can cause a greater chance for disease problems.

The benefits of using mulch

Mulching your beds has numerours advantages. First, it prevents unsightly weeds from germinating and becoming an eye sore. Weeds compete with your flowers and shrubs for water and precious soil nutrients. Second, it keeps the roots of your flowers and shrubs moist. Third, mulch helps to moderate harmful soil temperature fluctuations. Mulch can also prevent "frost heave" during the harsh Ohio Winters where your plants can literally be "heaved" out of the ground by the natural expansion and contraction of the soil as it cools and heats up. Once the mulch is in place, we will make sure that any weeds that happen to survive are removed.

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Optimum mowing height for a healthy lawn.

Your grass has an optimum cutting height. Most homeowners mow their lawns every seven to ten days. Most lawns in fact need to be cut every four to five days. It is best for the health and beauty of your lawn to follow the "One Third Rule". This rule says that a lawn should be mowed when the grass in one third taller than it's recommended growing height. Following this rule and mowing more often causes less shock on the roots, as the grass is focusing less on top growth, and more on root growth. Stronger roots mean a greener, and healthier lawn. A healthy lawn will be able to better endure hot Ohio Summers and harsh Ohio Winters.