As someone who is looking for a healthy, thick lawn, you may have decided to invest in professional lawn care services. But if your professional lawn treatment isn’t working, you might be feeling incredibly frustrated. After all, you’ve invested money into a professional service and you expect results.
You could even be asking yourself, is a lawn care service a waste of money?
We understand this frustration and want to share some of the reasons that could be the culprit of your woes. A better understanding will help you to be able to determine whether it may be time to switch lawn care services, or whether you should wait it out.
The truth is, there could be a number of reasons why your professional lawn treatment isn’t working. Because we believe you deserve to be an informed consumer, we’re sharing some of the most common ones.
One of the reasons why your lawn care service may not be working the way that you want it to is that you aren’t signed up for all of the services that you need. Quite a few lawn care companies sell their services as “a la carte” offerings. That means that instead of clearly defined lawn care packages, you’re picking and choosing which services you want for your lawn.
Some people like this concept because they think it’s saving them money. But in the long-run, you might not be too pleased when you realize you’re missing quite a few services that your lawn really needs.
It also means that you might be subject to a lot of upselling in your future. However, adding lawn care services down the road, after your lawn has already suffered, is far from ideal. Now you’ll be trying to make up for lost time when your lawn has missed some important treatments.
Of course, plenty of lawn care companies offer full lawn care programs and perhaps you have signed up for everything that your lawn needs. If that’s the case, you might be even more frustrated if your professional lawn treatment isn’t working.
However, it’s important to recognize that transforming a lawn does not happen overnight. A lot of homeowners sign up for professional lawn care and expect to see results immediately. But you have to give the treatments time to work.
Most homeowners are surprised to hear that there is a right and wrong way to mow the lawn and that could be impacting your lawn care results.
The vast majority of the time, homeowners (or even professional mowers) cut their grass too short. When a lawn is mowed too short, you create an environment that is more prone to weed growth. The ideal cut height will depend upon the primary grass type growing in your lawn, but you want to make sure you pay attention to those recommendations. A lawn that is mowed too short will also be more prone to yellowing as the grass struggles to recover from such a drastic cut.
The bottom line? Before you jump to the conclusion that your professional lawn treatment isn’t working, make sure that you are mowing your lawn correctly. It could definitely be the culprit behind your problems.
Proper watering will also dramatically impact your results. If you aren’t getting the lawn care results that you desire, it could be that your lawn is receiving too little or too much water. Even the time of day that you water can have an impact.
We’ve put together an article on lawn watering tips that will help set you up for success. Since the amount, timing, and duration of watering can all impact your lawn care results, we want to make sure that it’s being performed properly.
At the end of the day, we hate to see anyone frustrated with their lawn care results. That’s why we are committed to offering free resources, including blog articles like this one, that help inform you what your lawn needs.
In fact, we commend you for taking the time to figure out why your lawn care service isn’t working. As an informed consumer, you are someone who wants to understand what goes into the services you’re paying for and when you can expect to see results.
While there are plenty of lawn care companies that fall short of offering what you need, it’s important to find a company that offers a full lawn care program so that their lack of services isn’t the reason behind your lawn problems.
But it’s also important that you give the program some time to work and that you follow through on good cultural practices in between lawn care visits.
At the end of the day, when you partner with a lawn care pro who cares about your success, you’ll be more likely to see the best results. At Master Lawn, we want to make sure that your lawn is getting everything it needs (when it needs it) and that you know what to do when we’re not on your property. We’re here to see you succeed!
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