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Yard Maintenance Items You Should Not Overlook

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 2 February , 2022

As you plan your yard maintenance, it is important not to overlook certain tasks that may be easy to forget, but can have a negative impact on the beauty and functionality of your garden.  Because many of these tasks are simple, they are far more likely to be overlooked than bigger jobs.  This can lead to a cumulative breakdown of your yard ecosystem and ultimately cost you more money than if you had taken care of the jobs in the first place!

With the help of a professional lawn maintenance company, it is quite easy to handle these items, and rest assured that your lawn will stay healthy and happy throughout the year.

  • Lush, healthy grass does not simply grow from any type of dirt.  Under the surface, there is a complex network of exchanges, including air, water, nitrogen, minerals, and even insect activity that all work together to create that beautiful green lawn you love.  One often overlooked aspect of your yard is aeration or letting the soil “breathe” in new life from the surface.  Aeration is often accomplished by loosening pockets into the soil from above-using spikes or other shapes that do not harm your grass.  An aerator, rolled over your lawn, can cause it to renew quickly and may give you amazing “comeback” results.
  • Your lawn requires a careful balance of nutrients, including nitrogen, potassium, and other minerals.  Your grass feeds on these nutrients and in turn, provides you with the soft, beautiful grassy surface that you enjoy.  Without the right balance of nutrients, your grass will be poor, sparse, or even brown and dead.  However, getting the right mix of nutrients can be tricky.  You may need to have a soil test to determine exactly what your lawn needs and different areas of your lawn may need different amounts of nutrients.  Furthermore, you want to use organic nutrients rather than harsh chemicals to protect your lawn and the environment.
  • Insects, gophers, and other pests can quickly destroy your yard and garden.  There are several methods of organic pest control that can rid your lawn of pests without harming the surrounding ecosystem.  This may include the use of organic, natural pesticides or the introduction of native species to rid your yard of pests once and for all.  A good landscape maintenance professional can help you choose the right method for your yard.

At Juniper Landscape Company, we pride ourselves on helping San Diego families and businesses take care of their lawns.  For decades, we have offered friendly, professional service to those who need help creating and maintaining beautiful outdoor spaces.  We offer landscape design services as well as professional lawn and garden maintenance to keep your yard looking its best.   Give us a call today to learn how we can help you design, build, landscape, and maintain your lawn or garden, and create the outdoor haven you have always wanted for yourself and your family!

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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