5 Tips For A Lush Lawn Around Your Business


The lawn around your business is one of the first things a customer will see, so keeping it green and lush helps create a good first impression. There are a few techniques your lawn service can utilize to help keep the grass looking its finest. 

1. Debris Removal

Debris on the lawn isn't just an eyesore — it also smothers the grass and leads to brown spots. Your lawn service should remove all debris that ends up on the lawn, including natural debris like autumn leaves as well as garbage that may blow in. Grass clippings should also be collected and hauled away unless a mulching mower is used. Otherwise, mounds of grass clippings can smother out the living lawn beneath.

2. Core Aeration

Commercial lawns can be prone to compacted soils due to people walking across them or the movement of equipment over the lawn. Compacted soils can't properly absorb water, nutrients, or oxygen, so grass tends to suffer. Your lawn service can perform an annual aeration where they use a special aerator machine to pull out plugs of soil. This opens up the ground and leads to a lusher lawn.

3. Seasonal Fertilization

Fertilizer is key for a lush lawn, especially around commercial buildings where runoff waters from parking lots and large buildings can leach nutrients out of the soil. Your lawn service will come up with a fertilizer schedule that meets the needs of your climate and soil nutrient profile. Typically, this means feeding the lawn in early spring and continuing until the beginning of fall. 

4. Shortcut Management

A major issue in lawns around a business is paths eroded into the lawn by people taking shortcuts from parking lots and sidewalks to the building entrance. Your lawn service can help you develop a plan to prevent these ugly worn-down paths from forming. This may include putting in permanent walkways at the location of the most heavily used shortcuts. Adding flower bed borders, low fences or raised border edging, or even a bench are techniques to prevent new shortcuts from forming.

5. Regular Mowing

Mowing is the most important and the most frequent lawn maintenance task. Most commercial lawns require mowing every week at the height of the summer growing season. It's best to cut the grass so it is somewhat long, perhaps up to 4 inches tall, so it can better withstand being walked upon. Shorter grass is more prone to damage from heavy use. Your lawn service may also recommend edging the lawn around sidewalks and curbing once or twice a year.

Contact a commercial lawn care service for more help.


21 June 2023

Beautiful Landscaping Can Transform the Look of Any Home

When my husband and I bought our house years ago, we thought it would be our "starter" home and we would move in a few years. We soon had two children, and we then decided against moving since we live in a great school district and we love our neighbors. However, I was growing very tired of the appearance of our home. We painted it a different color, and it still seemed like the "same old house" that we were tired of. We finally deciding that maybe good landscaping would "do the trick" and make our home more enjoyable to use again. We were right, and I now love our home! I now love spending time in our yard and just enjoying the scenery. I have such a passion for landscaping now I decided to create a blog about it. I plan to share many landscaping tips, so come back!