Mowing your lawn regularly in Alberta is essential to keeping it looking lush and green, but there is more to it than just keeping your grass short. Several best practices should be followed to ensure your lawn remains strong and healthy throughout the year. So, why not hire a professional to mow your lawn for you? Hiring a lawn care professional comes with many benefits, but there are three big reasons why you should consider doing so. First, they know the best techniques to make sure your lawn remains unharmed when cutting it. They also perform additional services, like trimming, to keep it looking clean. Lastly, they can identify if your lawn would benefit from any other services like weed control. Keep reading to find out why lawn professionals are worth hiring to mow your lawn!

1. Professionals know the best mowing techniques to avoid harming your lawn.

Mower patterns added to lawn from service in Calgary, AB.

When mowing your lawn, several techniques should be followed to avoid harming your grass. One of the main reasons to hire professionals is that they’re aware of these best lawn mowing practices, which ensure your lawn won't be damaged from mowing. For one, they will rotate their mowing patterns each time they mow. This keeps your grass from leaning in any specific direction while also reducing the chance of soil compaction. Professionals also always ensure their blades are sharpened. Dull blades can rip your grass, which causes discoloring and invites diseases. Using a sharp blade will cleanly cut your grass, allowing it to recover quickly so it can start growing again. Professionals will also make sure your grass is cut to the appropriate height because they always follow the 1/3 rule of mowing which is to never cut off more than 1/3 of your grass blades during a single mow. If your grass is cut too short, it will weaken, which leaves it more susceptible to pests and diseases as it focuses on recovering. Your grass needs to be cut at just the right height to stay healthy and strong.

2. Professionals perform additional services besides mowing.

A freshly edged lawn alongside a walkway in Aspen Woods, AB.

Lawn professionals not only mow your grass, but they tend to go the extra mile to ensure your lawn remains neat. They do this by offering additional services like string trimming and debris blowing. String trimming uses a machine called a string trimmer, which is designed to cut the grass around the perimeter of your house. It’s also handy for cutting grass around trees and other outdoor structures like patios. Debris blowing is another great service intended to clean up your yard after mowing. When mowing, grass clippings tend to get everywhere like on your driveway, patio, and sidewalk. Blowing debris away after mowing will keep your whole property looking pristine and tidy.

3. Professionals can tell if your lawn will benefit from other services.

Granular fertilizer spread among lawn in Chestermere, AB.

Lawn professionals can also identify when your grass might benefit from any other services they offer. Sometimes your grass requires a little more than just mowing to remain lush and green throughout the year. A professional will recognize if it may need additional nutrients from fertilizer to grow and prepare for any higher stress periods like the summer. They can also deal with any stubborn weeds that may be popping up on your lawn by administering weed control treatments. And if your soil is compacted, they can aerate your lawn to open passageways in your soil which allow nutrients to reach the roots of your grass.

If your lawn has bare or patchy areas you can schedule an overseeding service to fill in those areas with new grass.

Keep your lawn beautiful year-round! Give us a call today to sign up for our lawn mowing service!

You shouldn’t stress out about maintaining your lawn. Skip the hassle and hire a professional to take care of your lawn to ensure it remains healthy and beautiful year-round. At Prestige Outdoor Services, we offer a mowing service, which includes string trimming and debris blowing, and we offer a variety of other lawn care services to make sure your lawn has everything it needs to be lush and green. We service commercial, HOA, and residential areas in Calgary, AB, and surrounding cities like Airdrie and Chestermere. Give us a call today at (403) 250-8464 to sign up for our lawn mowing service or any one of our other lawn care services!