3 Keys To A Perfect Lawn

Are you prepared for the summer? Do you know how to handle your lawn during the hottest part of the year? If you answered “no” to either of those questions you should continue reading, as we at Mr. Tree will provide you with a few ways to ensure you are ready for the Florida heat this summer.

green healthy grass

Aerate Your Lawn

Aerating is essential to having healthy grass. You can aerate with anything really, as long as it can puncture the ground, breaking up the soil and roots beneath it. A common tool used for aerating is a pitch fork as it consists of several points to help the job go by quicker. Aerating is important because it gives your lawn space to breathe and gives space for the essential nutrients to get down into the roots.

Change The Height Of Your Lawn Mower’s Blade

Looking at the top of the blades of grass in your lawn you may notice that the top third looks very flimsy or leafy. Adjust the blade of your lawn mower to just cut off that top portion of the blade. And don’t worry about raking up the excess that is cut off, as there are essential minerals in the cut grass that can help the rest of the yard grow healthy. If you cut the grass too low, the roots of the grass can be exposed. Exposing the roots of your grass can cause them to get too much sun, which burns the roots and gives your grass a “dead” look.

Know The Right Amount And How Often To Water

Some people are under the impression that they should water their lawn a little bit every day. That’s not the most efficient way to hydrate your lawn. When you water a little at a time, you’re only watering the top of the blades. If it is a hot day out with a lot of sunlight, the sun can evaporate the moisture before it gets down into the roots. Instead, water more deeply but less frequently. Doing this will allow the water to get down into the roots which is where the water is really needed.

If you practice these different tips on your lawn, you will be amazed at how green and healthy your lawn can look. If you would prefer that a lawn care service does all of this for you, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Tree. We know what good grass looks like, and we are dedicated to giving you the best lawn care service in Gainesville.

The Keys To A Beautiful Lawn

Your lawn is one of the most important parts of your home. When guests arrive or neighbors drive by, you want them to see a beautiful, well-kept yard. Beyond the visual appearance, it’s also healthy for your lawn to do regular upkeep. Listed below are several important ways to keep your lawn healthy and beautiful.

green grass

Lay New Sod

When you look at your lawn, what is it that takes up the most space? For most people it’s the grass. If your lawn looks lackluster, you can give it a quick visual boost by laying new sod. Give your lawn the lively look it deserves. This is the perfect time of the year to lay new sod, because spring brings in the rain, but we’re haven’t reached the full heat of summer. New sod requires plenty of water and you are certain to get that right about now.

Mow Regularly

Mowing the lawn is very important if you want great curb appeal. Grass is very similar to your hair. It is important to trim your hair to keep it healthy. Creating a mowing schedule can help you keep on track and keep healthy grass growing the way you want it to. Just make sure to adjust your mower height for summer!

Maintaining the Lawn

  • Aerating your grass is crucial if your lawn is going to receive the right amount of oxygen. You can use a pitch fork or other spiky object to puncture holes in the lawn, loosening the compacted soil. This allows space for oxygen, water, and other important nutrients.
  • Remove weedsWeeds can be some of the worst pests your lawn will encounter. Removing them is simpler when the weeds are younger. To properly destroy the weed, it’s important to dig the weed up and remove the entire root.
  • Remove old tree stumpsThis can be one of the most important steps in preserving your lawn. Old tree stumps can continue growing underground, and their roots destroy water pipes and nearby sidewalks. Not to mention they’re unattractive! Avoid problems by removing them early.

At Mr. Tree in Gainesville we can help with all of your lawn care needs. We offer free estimates, affordable lawn care, and lawn care tips and tricks.

The Beautiful National Gardening Week

National Gardening Week is right around the corner! This first week in June is the time to show off your masterpiece to friends and neighbors, as well as educate yourself on the different elements of gardening. As this wonderful week approaches, we at Mr. Tree and Lawn Service in Gainesville, FL want to provide you with ways to get involved.

Beautiful Vegetables From A Garden

If gardening is not something you are already participating in, we encourage you to get started! There are plenty of DIY (Do It Yourself) packs that can get you on your gardening feet.

National Gardening Week is a time for you to show your garden to all of your friends. You can get ideas from them that can help you enhance your garden! The size of your garden doesn’t matter during National Garden Week. Just be creative and be prepared to showcase your landscape.

You will notice an increase in gardening awareness and education in your area during this week. If you are interested in learning more about gardening and the importance of National Gardening Week, keep an eye out in your communities. You’ll probably see a lot of fun events at garden centers in Gainesville.

At Mr. Tree and Lawn Service we would like to extend our assistance to you in whatever way we can. We offer quality advice to you as you start your garden or look to improve an existing one. For inquiries about your situation or ways we can help, please contact us by visiting our website. We look forward to hearing from you!

Important Reasons To Remove Tree Stumps From Your Yard

As you start thinking about clearing trees out of yard, it’s time to consult Mr. Tree and Lawn Service in Gainesville, GA. It’s a great idea to remove stumps from the lawn. In fact, it makes your landscape healthier! But when it comes to such a specialized task, it’s a good idea to let the professionals handle it. Why?

Tree Stump To Be Removed

  • The roots of a remaining tree stump can be dangerous. As they continue to grow they can take hold of your water pipes and snap them in half. They can also grow into the foundation of your house or walking sidewalk areas. Tree roots can cause damage to structures around your home.
  • Tree stumps can be an eyesore and a hazard. A tree stump in your yard is nothing more than a stump. It looks bad and serves no beneficial purpose. They can also become hazards in your yard. While out walking in your yard you could trip and fall over the stump. This is especially common with elderly folks.
  • They may be an obstruction to potential work. If you are looking to add on to your house, the damage caused by roots and the general existence of the tree stump can cause complications in your plans. While you are mowing your lawn, you will have to redirect around the tree stump, interrupting the pattern of your lawn.

Eliminating tree stumps can help you avoid all of these potential issues. We are more than happy to help! All you need to do is call!