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    Before & After Yard Service: The Difference It Makes

    Posted by: Robert Palmer on May 14, 2019

    What do you think when you hear the phrase “home makeover”? For many homeowners, the first yard-service thought is an interior remodel. Maybe it’s transforming a dark, dated kitchen into an open, airy room, or turning a cramped, boring living room into a luxurious space full of personality.

    But makeovers don’t always have to start inside the home. Just as worthwhile are the updates you can make to your Ohio lawn. After all, this is an important part of your home’s first impression.

    Here’s a look at how yard service can take your Ohio lawn from dull to lush.

    Aeration Rejuvenates Weak Grass Roots

    Before Yard Service

    Soil can become compacted for a number of reasons, from excessive foot traffic to poor soil composition. No matter the source, the issue remains that particles are pushed so close together that there is no room for air, water and nutrients to reach grass roots. In a weakened state, lawns with compacted soil generally have a dried, distressed look and are more susceptible to diseases like red thread.

    After Yard Service

    By creating small pockets in lawn soil, aeration gives soil the space it needs to breathe. With plenty of room for air, water and nutrients to circulate throughout soil, grass roots will get the resources they need to thrive. The stronger your grass roots, the healthier and thicker your lawn.

    Grub Control Restores Brown Lawns

    Before Yard Service

    Have you ever seen brown patches appear in a lawn because of drought? If so, you’ve already gotten a glimpse of the damage grubs can cause. These white, C-shaped creatures feed on grass roots, as well as organic matter in the soil, which leads to dead patches of grass. When raccoons and skunks sense the presence of grubs, they’ll dig around your lawn in search of them and cause further damage.

    After Yard Service

    Grub control creates a layer of defense around lawns to keep these problematic creatures out. By preventing future populations of grubs from inhabiting your lawn, the potential for weak grass and subsequent damage subsides. In the process of grub prevention, these control treatments can also ward off other critters that pose risks to your lawn’s health and appearance.

    Tree and Shrub Care Breathes Life into Sparse Plants

    Before Yard Service

    For every tree or shrub that grows wild, there is another with minimal foliage and thin branches that droop. Often situated in areas with minimal sunlight, these sparse trees and shrubs do more than take away from a home’s curb appeal. Their sickly appearance often means that unfavorable insects have camped out and harmed the plants, or that prevalent fungi have taken hold of portions of the plant and could easily spread to healthy areas.

    After Yard Service

    Rather than waiting for problems to take shape, a tree and shrub plant health program establishes a nutrient-rich environment from the start. Whereas dormant oil applications kill off insects that have hibernated in trees and shrubs over the winter, multiple insect and disease sprays throughout the year treat existing and future problems. Combined with deep root feedings that help plants better handle stress and pre-winterization treatments that keep plants safe during the harsh cold, this program ensures trees and shrubs grow healthy all season.

    As a local lawn care provider, Weed Pro has years of experience helping homeowners throughout Ohio get the yard service they need. To learn how we can help keep your Ohio lawn safe and healthy, connect with your local service provider today.

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    Robert Palmer

    As the owner and president of Weed Pro, Rob Palmer is committed to helping Ohio properties look and feel their best. With years of experience in the field and a passion for helping property owners, he offers useful lawn care insight and advice on the Weed Pro blog.

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