Posted: April 21, 2014

Maier Treen &  Lawn provides Rochester, MN Lawn Care, Tree Care, and More!

A walk through my neighborhood reveals different levels of lawn love. From the meticulously manicured emerald yard to the plot of tormented turf in need of a little TLC, lawns show and tell. Sometimes the story they tell is about difficult soil. Sometimes they show off the homeowner’s talent for lawn care and landscaping. If you prefer your lawn tell the latter story, but lack the time or knowledge required to make it happen, turn to Maier Tree and Lawn Service to attain the care your lawn deserves in Rochester and Winona, Minnesota.

What makes one lawn have a pristine look and the other lawn look like it’s lost that loving feeling? It’s a mix of things. If your lawn has looking a little less than appealing, nurture it by:

  • Having a soil test done. A soil test will determine if there are some adjustments that need to be made to the soil to help the grass grow right.
  • Mow the lawn regularly, without overcutting. Make sure the blade of your lawn mower is set to only cut 1/3 of the length of the grass. Cutting the grass too short can lead to a stressed-out lawn.
  • Let the clippings stay. As long as you mow properly, there is no need to rake up the grass clippings or to have them go into a bag. The lawn will use the nutrients from the clippings to become healthier.
  • Mow the lawn when it is dry.

Attractive lawns are more than enjoyable to look at and walk barefoot in. Lawns that show off the level of exceptional lawn care they have received tend to be well fertilized, and well fertilized lawns benefit the environment. When a lawn is fertilized properly, research has shown that it reduces the runoff of water and nutrients, according to the article, “Lawn Maintenance” by John Stier, Assistant Professor of Horticulture, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

If you have questions about maintaining your lawn or if you lack the time needed to maintain yours, contact Maier Tree and Lawn Service. For Rochester, Minnesota area residents, call (507) 216-5779. For Winona, Minnesota area residents call (507)454-7000.

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