Archive for August, 2012

Columbus Lawn Mowing

by on Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Proper mowing is one of the most important practices in keeping your lawn healthy. Grasses are like most plants — if you clip off the growing points (for grass, it’s in the crown, where the new leaves develop), the plants branch out and become denser, which in this case, turns thousands of individual grass plants into a tightly woven turf or a lawn.

If you didn’t mow at all, your yard would look more like a prairie than a lawn. But the mere act of mowing isn’t what makes a lawn look good. Mowing height and mowing frequency determine how healthy and attractive your lawn looks. After all, cutting a lawn is stressful for the grass. The leaves make the food for the roots — and how would you like it if someone kept cutting off your food?

You can trust that our crews will be out at your yard weekly during the mowing season. The echelon maintenance crew will take care of your regular service: mowing the grass and string trimming as needed, blowing walkways, driveways, and other hard surfaces clean, and picking up minor yard debris.

August Landscaping Tips

by on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

What should you be doing in your garden during the month of August?

Here are some timely tips to keep your landscape looking beautiful!

  • Continue weeding and watering during dry spells
  • Stop pruning trees and shrubs
  • Don’t fertilize after mid-August
  • Continue dead-heading flowers to prolong bloom time
  • Cut hollyhocks down to ground after blooming
  • Add fall perennials to garden
  • Seed new lawns after August 15th. Best time of year to seed is generally from August 15th through October 15th.