Who isn't busy nowadays? Your time is valuable and Property Maintenance is a year-round chore that can take big chunks out of what little time You have to spare!
If you're a home owner or renter, your lawn & landscape elements are important. The appearance influences the value of the entire neighborhood as well as your own property, and indicates your level of pride in your home! Lawns are practically a place-mat for your home! At one point the lawn was a sign of prestige and privilege in North America! This tradition carries on more subtly as setting for presenting your home to visitors and passers-by. And yet, while it is a regular chore, many of us put off the inevitable in lieu of more pressing matters, and that is where we go wrong.
Therefore we've determined that #1 one trick to your best possible lawn is to cut often and cut high most of the summer.
There are probably hundreds of reasons we leave the lawn unchecked. From injury and illness to busy schedules and extended absences, we all do our best in our daily lives. However, putting off lawn care can be costly, have deep effects on your lawn, and frankly looks terrible!
Peter, owner of ALC, says his most common problem encountered with new clients is lack of follow-through, "Many customers call us for one-time rescues and we are happy to help but it's clear that many of us simply don't get around to this chore and it starts to cost big-time! It's harder on the equipment and the homeowner, with equipment repair or replacement, hours of lost time, and an unkempt or derelict appearance to the property - not to mention the additional cost of hiring someone like myself in the meantime."
He continues to advise that, "Weekly mows on a medium-high setting allow the grass to grow thick and lush. It also makes the work quicker and with a cleaner appearance to the cut, AND helps protect and fight against mosses and weeds."
Since most residential lawn equipment are a lower-powered version of ALC's commercial option longer grass takes a toll on the engine, consumes more fuel, takes longer to do & dulls mower blades drastically faster. The increase in grass clippings prevents mulching since the heavy thatch will cover and kill the newly cut grass quickly. Thus it requires bagging and even more time to finish the job! The following scenario is based on a small to mid-sized lawn that could take as little as 30 minutes to maintain weekly but only gets done once per month: