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Things to know before you get started.
7 Reasons to Hire a Lawn Care Pro
  1. 1. Control your soil’s pH

    A pH of 6.5 is needed so that your grass has the ideal environment to thrive. A lawn care pro checks acidity before planting, saving tons of time and cost and resulting in a lush lawn.

  2. 2. Pick ideal lawn mixture

    There’s a lot to think about when deciding what combination of grasses is ideal for your lawn. Talk with your lawn care professional before making a decision.

  3. 3. Goodbye weeds

    Weeds are deadly for new grass. Before planting, it's important to dig down far enough—up to 6 inches—to get rid of all the roots.

  4. 4. Professional soil preparation

    A lawn care service knows the correct proportion of loam, compost, and soil needed for fertile grass. That way, your budding lawn has plenty of nutrients.

  5. 5. The right height

    Many homeowners have a tendency to cut grass too often or too short. Professionals know the correct length for your specific grass type and how long to wait in between trims.

  6. 6. Just enough water

    A common mistake is not knowing how much water to give your lawn. A lawn care pro is able to outline a watering schedule that works or install automatic hydration systems for you.

  7. 7. Yearly maintenance

    Things like fertilizing, lime soil correction, and aeration are essential for keeping your lawn healthy. A professional can tell you how often they are needed after analyzing your yard.

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