Lawn Maintenance Tips for Throwing a Backyard BBQ

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Lawn Maintenance TipsLawn Maintenance Tips

on June 14, 2013 by TruGreen

Lawn maintenance tips are useful throughout the year because there certainly is no shortage of reasons to host friends and family in your backyard. A barbecue, for instance, is one of the most fun and least expensive ways to bring a group of friends together. Graduation and birthday parties are also perfectly suitable for an inviting backyard setting. Whatever the occasion, you want your yard to be healthy, green and lush.

Your lawn is a reflection of you, and the right lawn care services can help you achieve a lawn that clearly shows you love it. By following lawn maintenance tips, you can ensure your party takes place in a memorable setting.

pre-party lawn maintenance tips

Just as you wouldn’t wait until the last minute to set a date, buy the groceries and decorations, and send out invitations to the party, you shouldn’t put off lawn maintenance either. Here are two lawn care tips that should be addressed well in advance of your backyard event.

  • Tackle weeds early. Take care of weeds in your lawn two weeks before the party. If you use preemergent on your lawn or hire a service to manage lawn weeds, keep in mind that it can take up to 10-14 days for the treated weeds to completely disappear. If you’re personally digging up weeds with hand tools, this will create small holes throughout the lawn. Having these extra two weeks will give your turfgrass time to grow and fill in the spaces.
  • No watering for two or three days before the party. One of the most practical lawn maintenance tips for prepping before a party is to simply not water the lawn for two or three days before the event. A lawn that's soggy can potentially ruin your guests' shoes and may cause lawn furniture and tables to sink into the ground.

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As the leader in the lawn care industry, TruGreen® is uniquely equipped to help you achieve a lawn you’ll love year-round. TruGreen PhD-certified specialists have the training and expertise to recognize your lawn’s individual needs. They know if your lawn is low in phosphorus, or if your pH is too high, or if lawn damaging insects are threatening your grass. Your specialist will learn all of this and more about your lawn from conducting a Healthy Lawn Analysis® shortly after you sign up for a TruGreen lawn plan. They will then further tailor a science-based solution that meets your lawn’s specific needs throughout the year.

For as long as your plan is in place, you can plan your next backyard barbeque or similar event with confidence, knowing that your lawn will be ready. Your specialist will return as many times as needed to make any adjustments necessary to ensure your satisfaction. That’s what the Healthy Lawn Guarantee® is all about.

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