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Memphis Mowing and Lawn Maintenance

memphis landscape llc lawn maintenance spring lawnIt’s the middle of February here in the Mid-South, but you’d never know it by some of the weather we’ve been having lately! With temperatures well above normal for this time of year, we’re already thinking about the best ways to prepare our lawns for the sweltering summer we’re sure to have.

In Memphis, the biggest lawn care seasons are winter and summer. In order to prepare your lawn for the humid, steamy months ahead, spring lawn care is a must. Here are a few ways to give your lawn a good start for the greenest lawn on the block!

Overseeding

Spring lawn care in the South usually starts with overseeding. This is when you sow in a different variety of grass than what grows naturally out of your lawn. Many property owners will do this to help protect grass and make it grow green during the cold months. If you overseed the grass with cool season varieties before winter arrives, your lawn will be protected from the harshest effects of our dry, cold winters. Without overseeing, the warm season grass commonly found throughout the Mid-South will turn brown and dormant.

If you overseeded your lawn before winter, you can help prepare it for the spring season by:

  • Mowing the lawn as low as possible without hurting the permanent grass. Once a week is usually enough.
  • Cut back on irrigation to discourage the cold season grass variety from growing.
  • Don’t fertilize after February.
  • Once the season has turned consistently warm, reduce the rate of mowing and allow the grass to grow. This allows the cool season grass to grow out and be overpowered by the natural warm season grass.

If you didn’t overseed your lawn before the spring, here are some tips that you can follow before spring truly arrives:

  • Fertilize the lawn with a spring fertilizing treatment to help give the grass a push in growth.
  • Apply pre-emergent herbicide as an early prevention step for those pesky summer weeds.
  • Once the temperatures warms to around 70°F consistently, increase your watering and irrigation schedule.
  • Restart a regular mowing schedule.
  • Dig up or spray non-grassy weeds with a broadleaf weed killer. It’s important to kill the weeds before they flower and set seeds for more weeds.

Spring lawn care in Memphis is generally focused on preparing it to handle the extreme heat of summer. Fertilizing, watering, and weed control should be done carefully to arm the grass against that heat while not overburdening it with excess chemicals.

Memphis mowing and lawn maintenance

We’ve given you some options for DIY spring lawn care, but what if you don’t have the time or the inclination to prep your lawn yourself? Memphis Landscape has got you covered with our Landscape Management services! Here’s a sample of what we offer clients:

  • Mowing – keeping your lawn neat and attractive
  • Edging – keeping lawn and plant borders clearly defined
  • Pruning – promoting proper shape and good health
  • Trimming – providing the consistent look to a well-maintained lawn
  • Debris Removal – keeping your landscape clean
  • Shearing – keeping hedges uniform and providing a more formal appearance
  • Weeding – routine removal of unwanted and undesirable plants

Our expert landscaping team have the knowledge and experience to serve a wide range of clients, from apartment complexes to HOAs and residential backyards. If you’re looking for a professional approach to your spring lawn care, get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation. We take pride in creating a lawn that leaves a first impression you can be proud of! 

 

3 Benefits of Landscape Lighting

Landscape lighting in Memphis yardAlthough the days are getting shorter and the leaves are slowly falling, there’s one way you can brighten up the exterior of your home this fall and winter season – landscape lighting by Memphis Landscape!

Landscape lighting has been growing in popularity for some time. It impacts the safety, security, and appearance of your home. Not only that, homes with landscape lighting display the amenities of your yard while also potentially increasing the overall market value of your property.

1.  Improving the appearance of your home and property

Adding professional landscape lighting definitely increases the curb appeal of your home. Soft lighting in a dark outdoor environment can be magical, with a warm, inviting glow. It can create mood, romance, and drama, and interest to any setting.

Show off recent home improvements with effectively-placed lighting! Or, if you’re selling your house and haven’t had much luck, highlighting both the interior and exterior of your property can be attractive to potential buyers.

In fact, a growing number of homeowners are “nightscaping”, a hot trend in outdoor home improvement that capitalizes on this magical lighting. Lighting really can be one of the most important aspects of landscaping, even though it’s often overlooked or underdone.

2. Increased Safety and Functionality

Your walkway serves a purpose at all times of day, even after the sun sets. Landscape lighting can help prevent common accidents that are easily avoidable, like tripping over a poorly lit path. Adequate lighting also provides additional safety for anyone entering the home after dark.

For pool owners, installing lights around your swimming pool is an added safety precaution that’s definitely worth taking.

3. Added Home Security

According to data from a recent FBI Crime Report, a burglary occurs in the United States every 15 seconds. Although a good home security system is generally the first line of defense in preventing home intrusions, landscape lighting can discourage intruders from even approaching your property. Not many burglars want to be identified trespassing on your well-lit property!

If you’re looking for additional ways to deter unwanted guests from trying to enter your home, assess the areas around your house that could potentially be vulnerable to intruders. Contact Memphis Landscape today to speak with our experienced team about your options.

Landscape Lighting by Memphis Landscape

With well-planned landscape lighting, you’ll be able to use your yard space far longer, even as the days get shorter and shorter. Our team of landscape experts will enhance your outdoor living environment, extending the hours of enjoyment you and your family can spend outdoors. This well-placed lighting also provides extra safety and security.

We’ll help you create extra curb appeal and added value to your home with our well-designed lighting. Just as your indoor lights create a mood inside your home, our team at Memphis Landscape can create a warm, inviting feel for the spaces surrounding your house.

Here at Memphis Landscape we specialize in landscape design, construction and maintenance services. We take pride in our work so that you can take pride in your residence or office! For more information on landscape lighting for your home, get in touch with us today. Let our pros help your landscaping look its very best!

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