Does Your Yard Have a Landscaping Theme?

Professional Recommendations For A Well-Maintained Commercial Lawn

by Dan Mckinney

Landscaping your commercial property can be a full-time job. You don't want your commercial property's lawn to be shaggy and full of weeds because it will affect the perception of your customers and their view of your business. To help you out, here are some services your landscape professional can arrange to keep your commercial lawn looking its best.

Handle Spring Preparation 

In the spring when the temperatures begin to warm up, your lawn will come out of its dormancy and begin sprouting new growth. It is during this time that your professional landscaper can come in to rake around all your lawn. This loosens the soil around your lawn and removes the thick thatch layer, and it also helps them to get a good look at your lawn's condition. 

Raking and loosening the soil will provide a look at any compaction problems, weed growth, and areas of your lawn that may be sparse and in need of overseeding. Overseeding in the spring with a new application of seeds in bare areas is a great way to fill in areas that were damaged over the winter or left over from last year's season.

Check and Correct Your Soil 

Your lawn's soil needs to have the appropriate pH for the lawn to thrive. If your soil is too acidic, this will affect the look of your lawn, and you may already notice this with yellowing and bare spots covering large areas. Your landscaper can apply the right amount of lime to raise the alkalinity of your soil to improve your lawn's health.

Water Appropriately

The amount of water your lawn receives each week is going to affect the condition and appearance of it. Lawn that is not receiving enough water is obviously going to be dry and brown, but did you know if your lawn gets watered shallowly, it can affect the lawn's roots as well? Watering your lawn for a short period of time each day will encourage the lawn's roots to grow shallowly, resulting in a sickly-looking lawn that is susceptible to heat damage. Any drought conditions in the future will cause your lawn to die quickly because its roots are not deep and won't have access to moisture that is held deep in the soil.

Your landscape professional can water your lawn infrequently for longer periods of time. For example, watering twice a week for 15 to 20 minutes each time will encourage your lawn roots to grow deeply to reach all the moisture. This ensures a healthier and more drought-resistant lawn that will look great all season.

To learn more, contact a company that offers commercial landscape maintenance services in your area.