You work hard, and take pride in your business. It can be a real challenge to keep up with the day-to-day of running a business or managing a property, let alone have to worry about lawn maintenance. On your list of to-dos, lawn care is probably far down the list — but should it be?
Your lawn is your first impression. It’s the first thing people see when they visit your business. If they drive by and see just a lawn full of weeds, what are they going to think? It will instantly create a negative view of your business. If you don’t put the effort into taking care of your lawn, how well will you take care of them? On the contrary, a well-kept lawn can show your customers that you care about aspects of your business, including the little things.
In the hot, summer months of Texas, weeds can quickly get out of hand. Trying to kill weeds as they pop up can become a full-time job. However, there are some things you can do to prevent or minimize their growth:
Keep Up With General Lawn Maintenance
Lawn maintenance includes things like fertilizing, mowing and watering, and it may be one of the best ways to keep your lawn looking thick and weed-free. When grass is strong and healthy, there’s less space for weeds to fill in. Lush grass will “outperform” the weeds.
Fertilizer is lawn food. Following a good schedule of fertilizing and watering will help feed your grass with the nutrients it needs. Watering your grass the right way will also help it grow strong roots. Many people water just a little bit but do it often. This promotes shallow roots that don’t survive during times of drought. Watering less often but for longer periods of time is the best way to ensure your grass will grow the deep roots needed to survive poor weather conditions.
Apply Weed Killer Before Weeds Get Out of Hand
Have you ever heard the term “grow like a weed?” Weeds have a reputation for getting out of hand quickly. One day you might see one or two, and then virtually overnight you’ve grown an army of weeds. They’re easier to control when you have just a few, so plan your attack as soon as possible.
Consider Adding Mulch
Mulch is a great way to prevent weeds from growing and it can add nice visual appeal to your lawn. Mulch works on weed-prevention by covering the dirt and depriving weeds of light. Without light, they won’t grow — or at least not as quickly! Mulch can also help with moisture retention which can be very important during times of drought.
Re-think Your Irrigation
If you have an over-aggressive sprinkler system or one that sprays in areas that really don’t need water, you may be fueling weed growth. Consider adjusting sprinkler heads so they only spray in the areas that need water. To water trees and shrubs without supporting a bunch of weeds around them, consider placing drip lines or soaker hoses instead of showering the entire area.
Contact Landscape Solutions
The best plan of action for keeping your lawn looking great and weed-free all season is to be consistent with your lawn maintenance throughout the year. It’s unrealistic for most people to take care of a commercial lawn on their own, so hiring a lawn care service is your best bet. Landscape Solutions provides customized, comprehensive lawn care services to help keep your lawn looking its best. Don’t let poor appearances give the impression that you don’t care — kill weeds before they kill your business by calling Landscape Solutions today!