Here at McWane Landscapes, our client base has grown significantly, and we felt it was time for a website that better served our customers. Hopefully the new site will make it easier for visitors to find the services and information they require. We will also be adding useful tricks and tips to a healthier green lawn in our Lawn Blog.
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Everyone knows that improving a home’s siding, windows, and roof can have increase the value of your home. But did you know that a lawn that is maintained by a professional Lawn Care & Landscaping company can also have an impact?
The truth is that improving your home’s lawn and landscaping does have a positive impact on the value of homes. A well maintained lawn and landscape, according to real estate agents, can increase the property value by over 5%. This is a substantial increase and is an easy way to improve your investment in your home.
Lawn care & Landscaping is most important when selling a house. Not only does a beautiful landscape increase your home’s value, but it also serves as the first impression to potential buyers. A poorly maintained lawn can instantly give a permanent negative impression of the house, before the buyer has even stepped foot inside.
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Overseeding is one of the most important lawn care tasks, yet few homeowners ever do it. So, you ask, if I fertilize my lawn properly, why do I need to add new seed, especially if my grass looks pretty good right now? The answer is grass is not immortal. After five or six years, grass plants will slow down their reproduction rates; they get tired just like we do as we age. Thin grass invites weeds.
Overseeding compensates for that natural slow down of the turf’s reproduction. There are two major benefits to overseeding every five or six years. First, you insure your lawn stays thick and dense, or if it has thinned, you will make it thick again. Thick grass has few if any weeds if it is mowed over 2 inches tall.
The second benefit is disease resistance. The new varieties of seed you sow this year will have better disease resistance than those varieties already in your lawn.
Your goal is to have a lawn that is as dense as brand new quality sod. Go to the garden center selling sod and try to spread the grass blades to see if you can see any soil. Usually, the grass is so thick you cannot see soil of brand new sod. Now go outside and check your own turf to see if by spreading the grass blades you can see any soil. It is likely the soil will be readily visible. That means your lawn needs to be overseeded.
Mulching is one of the simplest and most beneficial practices you can use in the garden. Mulch is a simple protective layer of material that is spread on top of the soil. Mulches can either be organic — such as grass clippings, straw, bark chips, and similar materials — or inorganic — such as stones, brick chips, and plastic. Both organic and inorganic mulches have numerous benefits.
Mulch may make a garden look tidy, but the work it does to improve the growing conditions for plants is what makes it most appealing. Those layers of bark or pine straw also improve soil texture, suppress weeds, and conserve water.
In nature, the forest floor is covered by leaves, twigs, fruits, branches, and decomposing plants for much, if not all, of the year. With the help of animals, microbes, and seasonal weather changes, these decomposing materials create a litter layer that protects the soil from erosion and weather extremes. We spread mulch in our gardens to mimic this natural process.