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October 25, 2019

6 Ways To Put Your Lawn Care On Autopilot

We all want a yard that’s the talk of the neighborhood. But, who actually has the free time to get (and keep) it at that level?

To give you an idea of how much time you’ll be saving by using a professional to maintain your lawn, think about this: Just mowing an acre of grass will take you about an hour.

That ends up being about 26 hours a year if you mow every weekend. And that doesn’t even include edging, trimming, blowing and all of the other tasks that come with maintaining a lawn. Plus, getting rid of weeds and pests is a whole different story.

Essential Lawn Care Services

Do you really want to spend your weekends working on your yard — especially when temps start to climb? Or, would you rather sit back and enjoy the fruits of someone else’s labor, all without lifting a finger?

Here are six necessary lawn care services that will put your lawn on autopilot.

Weed Control

Some common weeds you’ll find around Illinois are thistles and dandelions.

No one wants a yard that’s lost the battle to weeds. Instead of waving the white flag, add weed treatment and prevention to your professional lawn care plan.

The type of weed treatment your yard needs will depend on the time of year and types of weeds. You can also choose between traditional chemicals or organic lawn care, which are derived from natural sources, to treat your yard.

Pest Control And Prevention

They may not be as visible as towering weeds, but pests can cause bigger problems in the long run.

Grubs are common pests in our area. They normally strike in mid to late summer and cause brown or yellow spots in your turf. And if you have moles, skunks, raccoons or birds digging around your turf, that can be another sign of grubs.

No matter the type of insect wreaking havoc on your lawn, there are pesticides and other treatments that can help rid your property of these unwanted pests.

Feed Your Lawn

Keep your grass looking lush, green and healthy with fertilizer applications.

A typical lawn care program will include five fertilization treatments: two of which should include a form of weed control. Just one treatment really isn’t enough to see any difference.

Fertilizer gives your lawn some much-needed nutrients throughout the year.

Maintain Plant Beds

You can up your home’s curb appeal and add some structure to your landscape with well-maintained plant beds.

Besides treating weeds that make their way to your beds, you also need to keep your plants pruned and deadheaded.

To give the beds an enhanced look — while also blocking weeds from growing — you can add wood mulch to them annually. Or, you can use decorative rock to really make the beds pop. The rocks are more expensive, but they can help with erosion.

Plant Beds at Llerna Residence in Barrington, IL

Sprinkler Upkeep

When maintained, a sprinkler system can improve your landscape and save you money. A sprinkler system can make your landscape more efficient and save you money on your utilities — but only if it’s properly maintained.

From starting the system up in the spring to turning it off before winter hits, your sprinkler requires some attention during the year.

To get your sprinkler system ready for spring, you’ll need to check and repair any damage or worn components. You’ll also want to make sure nothing is obstructing the sprinkler heads.

Once colder weather starts to set in, you’ll need to have your sprinkler system winterized to prevent pipes from bursting or other issues.

Weekly Mowings

Keep your lawn looking fresh with regular mowings. There’s nothing better than the smell of a mowed lawn, especially when someone else is doing it.

Mowing 26 times a year is the average schedule. Your maintenance services should also include edging, trimming and blowing to complete the clean-cut look.

Turn Over Lawn Care to the Pros

Take back your free time, and make your outdoor space a place of relaxation — not work.

At Seasonal Concepts, we want to make your life easier and be the best company you’ve worked with.

We can handle all of your lawn care, maintenance, sprinkler and even design/build projects. All of our work is done in-house, so there won’t be subcontractors at your home.

Our lawn care packages include a full list of services, including weed-and-feed applications, lawn mowings, fertilization, grub and insect treatment, plant bed maintenance, aeration, landscape clean up, sprinkler start-up and winterization.

Seasonal Concept’s lawn care services start at nominal monthly fee, and the price depend on factors like which services you want and the size of your yard.

Contact us at 630-302-1009 or online to see how we can put your lawn care services on autopilot for you.

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