When the New Year comes around, it’s easy to start making promises to yourself that you may or may not keep. Our recommendation? Stop making promises to yourself and start making them to your lawn! We’ve got the resolutions along with tips on lawn maintenance to ensure your lawn has its best year yet.
Resolution #1: Make a Plan
Having a plan for taking care of your lawn is the first step in having a beautiful lawn this year. Ensure your lawn stays healthy all year long by creating a lawn care calendar to keep track of mowing, watering and raking. Now is also a good time to check out which TruGreen plan is right for your lawn’s needs.
You’ll want to inspect your lawn throughout the year for problem areas caused by lawn-damaging insects, weeds or disease. These issues can arise suddenly and wreak havoc on a lawn that is unmonitored. If you can spot and treat these issues early, there is a better chance of your lawn thriving. Want a second set of eyes? Team up with TruGreen, and your specialist will help to keep tabs on your lawn. Just check the service summary via MyAccount after each visit to see what we noticed and what we're doing about it.
Resolution #2: Keep an Eye on Things
We all know how important watering is, but we also want to be conscious of when and how much we are watering throughout the year. Here’s our favorite trick, take an empty tuna can and place it on your lawn. Set a timer and keep an eye on the can as your sprinklers run. Once the can is full of water, turn it off and take note of how much time it took to fill. That’s the amount of time you should be watering your lawn about 2-3 times per week. Live in an area that sees heavy rainfall? You’ll want to adjust your watering schedule accordingly giving your sprinkler a break when mother nature does the watering for you.
Resolution #3: Water is Your Friend (well, your lawn’s friend)
We know lawns are living creatures, right? Well, your lawn needs to be fed too. Be sure you are providing your lawn with the proper nutrients to help it grow green and lush. That may feel overwhelming, but luckily you’ve got a friend in the biz. Lean on your TruGreen specialist to help you come up with a fertilization, weed control and aeration schedule that will see your lawn through the year.
Resolution #4: Feed Your Lawn
Resolution #5: Live Life Outside
Lastly, this is the most important resolution you should make this year: spend more time outside! With a healthy and beautiful lawn, you’ve got the perfect backdrop for any activity you can think of doing. Look forward to spring picnics with the whole family, summer barbecues that have the whole neighborhood flocking to your backyard, fall festivities and winter bonfires that keep you toasty and full of S’mores. Not to mention the endless games of tag, kite flying, ball throwing and TONS of other activities the whole family can enjoy.
This is the year of green, and we can’t wait to see your lawn come to life. At TruGreen, we’re here to help you live life outside to the fullest. Interested in learning more about TruGreen services? Give us a call at 866.688.6722 or visit our services page.