You aren’t made of cash and neither are we. That’s why we’re banding together to save you the most money possible when it comes to caring for your landscape. Here are our tips for cutting your lawn care expenses:
- Water conservatively.
Your lawn is thirsty, but not that thirsty. Avoid giving it more than 1-2 inches of water each week, including precipitation. Furthermore, make sure your sprinkler system is up to par and isn’t wasting water. Our team will run sprinkler audits and use various technologies to save you an average of 18 percent on water usage.
- Trust your lawn care professional.
Being honest folks ourselves, there’s nothing more infuriating than when some scam artist “landscaper” tries to take advantage of their customers. Before hiring a lawn care professional, follow our advice so that you can be sure to place your lawn into qualified hands. Check out All Terrain’s certifications here.
- Maximize fertilization.
Fertilizing the wrong way can lead to a boatload of unnecessary repair costs down the road. We recommend fertilizing three times a year: spring (get ready!), mid-summer and fall. Whatever you do, follow the fertilizer instructions so that you don’t use too much. Get more details on a perfect fertilization schedule here.
- Make the most of your foliage.
Money doesn’t grow on trees…or does it? Strategically plant your trees so that they shade your yard, thus preventing grass damage. While you’re at it, utilize shrubs and plants in ways that replace grassy regions to lower your watering costs. Not sure which direction to go? Check out these plants and trees for some inspiration.
- Don’t mow too short.
While it may be tempting to chop your grass down to the quick to avoid mowing for the rest of the month, conquer that lazy instinct for the good of your lawn. Mowing too short – especially in mid-July – is the best way to fry your lawn and ruin it for the season. Don’t let it get shorter than 2-3 inches.
Taking care of your lawn doesn’t mean you have to second mortgage your home. Cut corners wisely and without having to sacrifice the greenery.