Was your lawn a disappointment last year? Were you embarrassed to have the brownest, sparsest lawn in the neighborhood? Did you finally just give up on achieving the green, lush yard of your dreams? If you answered any of these questions in the affirmative, we have good news for you. Spring gives you an opportunity to start afresh on your lawn. Here are some spring lawn care tasks that will help you have a healthy, beautiful lawn in 2018.
Clean Up from Fall and Winter
Nature can be messy, especially in the fall and winter seasons. Lawns all over central Indiana find themselves covered by a blanket of leaves every fall. Some leaves fall before summer even says goodbye. Others fall as the chilly nights of autumn arrive. But still others hang onto their leaves well into what feels like winter. Once snow falls, it is harder to rake leaves and remove them from your lawn. In that case, your first spring lawn care task should be to get rid of leaves as well as any tree branches or sticks that have fallen in winter.
Tune Up Your Mower
If there is one thing that everyone does in the summer, it is lawn mowing. It starts in the spring almost as soon as the weather warms and continues through the cooler days of fall. You better be ready! Many homeowners take their mowers in for a tune-up before mowing begins. This assures that your mower will be ready to run when the grass needs to be cut. At the same time, it is important to make sure that blades are sharp, ensuring clean, healthy cuts to grass.
Fertilize Your Lawn
When you want something to grow, you better feed it. This is as true for grass as it is for any other living organism. That’s why homeowners hoping for a lush, green lawn this year should fertilize in the spring. If you are unsure about how to apply fertilizer or just don’t want to do it yourself, Ping’s offers single applications of fertilizer as well as season-long lawn care programs that apply the right lawn care treatments at just the right time.
Overseed or Fill in Bare Spots
As your lawn starts to come back from its winter hibernation, it is a great time to look for thin or bare spots. There will be areas where grass has died or has just been weakened or damaged. Applying grass patch on bare patches allows you to fill in these spots. In addition, overseeding your whole lawn helps promote a fuller, healthier lawn. Take advantage of the mild spring weather to encourage optimal growth and nurture of grass seeds and young plants.
Prevent and Kill Weeds and Pests
While helping grass grow is a good thing, there are other plants and animals that you don’t want growing in your lawn. In the spring, weeds will take off almost immediately. To keep them from taking over, preventative treatments should be applied. Grubs are also known to invade lawns in spring. You can tell grubs are a problem when the birds start to congregate and feast on your lawn. Ping’s 6-step lawn care program will apply herbicides and pesticides to eliminate these problems.
Spring lawn care is important. It provides the foundation for grass that thrives through the changing temperatures and conditions of a central Indiana summer. You are not alone in these lawn care tasks; Ping’s offers services to help with many of these. Whether fertilizing, applying herbicides or pesticides, or overseeding, Ping’s will make sure that it is done at the right time and in the correct manner. Beyond just spring, Ping’s also provides a reliable lawn care program throughout the growing season. To learn more about the services we offer, see our website or call us for more information (317-298-8482).
We understand the nearly universal desire to have a lush, green lawn. A beautiful lawn gives you a place to enjoy time outdoors and also makes any property more attractive. Yet often homeowners and commercial property owners find that the work required for that dream lawn can be a bit daunting. This is where Ping’s can help. We are now offering Indianapolis lawn care services, both with our pre-set 6-step program or with a customized program that meets your lawn’s individual needs.
Round 1: Stop Crabgrass Before It Even Gets Started
Ping’s starts the 6-step lawn program in the spring. We apply pre-emergent crabgrass control early enough to block crabgrass growth before it even gets started. Making a pre-emptive strike at the crabgrass gives us an advantage and a better chance to win the battle. By minimizing crabgrass growth, the healthy desirable grass has an environment where it can thrive.
Rounds 2 to 5: Feed the Grass, Kill the Weeds
Once the growing season is in full swing, our lawn care strategy changes. We will make 4 application, one during each the late spring, summer, late summer, and early fall. These applications have a dual purpose. With fertilization, we give lawns the nutrients they need to grow strong and healthy throughout the season. At the same time, we apply broadleaf weed control to minimize the proliferation of weeds. Together these two components produce a yard that is uniformly green and luxurious.
Round 6: Get Your Yard Ready for Winter
As the growing season winds down and the weather starts to get colder, we will make our final application of the year. This late-fall application gets your lawn ready for winter. While through the summer the object of the treatments has been to keep grass looking lovely, now the main purpose shifts to strengthening the roots. Additionally, this application will get grass ready for the early spring growth that follows the winter dormancy.
What Your Lawn Needs, When It Needs It
Ping’s lawn care program is structured to provide your lawn with what it needs just when it needs it. Our lawn care experts know the strength of the fertilizer that is best for each season as well as the best time and the best way to apply it. We will schedule these treatments with you at the right time so you don’t have to worry about it. In addition to these application, we also offer other lawn services, including:
- Fungicide Treatments
- Grassy Weed Control Treatments
- Grub Worm Treatments
- Insect Control Treatments
- Lawn Core Aeration
- Overseeding with Starter Fertilization
- Slit Seeding with Starter Fertilization
If you are thinking about starting Ping’s lawn care program, now is the time to sign up. New customers who act now will receive Round 6 for FREE. Call us at 317-298-8482 or schedule online for a free estimate.
For over 40 years, Ping’s has been providing expert tree care for central Indiana homeowners and property owners. Our knowledgeable arborists and experienced technicians have been keeping your trees healthy and taking care of your big and small tree problems. Now we are branching out! Our new landscape division will bring the same level of expertise and quality to your lawn and landscape projects. As we embark on this new venture, we will be offering outstanding Indianapolis landscape services such as the following.
For many of us, most of our residential landscape or commercial landscape needs revolve around lawn care. You probably want your lawn to be healthy and green, regardless of the weather. Yet you know that lush, beautiful lawns do not happen without care. Lawns demand a lot of attention. They require frequent mowing, periodic fertilization and weed control, and general maintenance. Ping’s offers all this to our lawn care customers.
Our 6-step lawn care program addresses the basic fertilization and weed control needs of lawns on a seasonal basis. You can rely on us to provide the right applications at the right time using the right method. Additional services from Ping’s include aeration, overseeding, and pest control. We will keep your lawn or grass on your commercial property looking healthy and well cared for. Our team can even perform the ongoing tasks of mowing and edging for commercial properties, condos, or HOA common areas.
While your lawn is a major part of your outdoor space, often the smaller landscape beds capture more attention. Ping’s can take care of your landscaped areas. Our comprehensive offerings include everything from design to maintenance. We can help you add color and beauty to your yard or your commercial property with landscape design. Once you have a vision, our team will handle the construction, renovation, and planting.
Beyond the creation of new landscape elements, we can also help you take care of the landscaping you already have. Ping’s will evaluate your property’s climate, soil, and drainage conditions and help you choose the right plants. We can get your beds cleaned up and ready in the spring. Through the summer, we provide regular maintenance services such as weeding, dead-heading, and pruning. When the weather turns colder, we will clear your beds of fall debris and apply protective coverings to roses and shrubs. Our seasonal flower bed program lets you keep flowers on your commercial property or at your home always looking fresh. With this program, we will switch out the vegetation in your beds periodically as the seasons progress. We’ll keep your flowers and plants looking beautiful in every season.
Keeping your entire outdoor area looking great is not easy. It takes a lot of work. Ping’s can assist you with every facet of outdoor upkeep. We offer spring and fall clean-up services. In addition, we can apply mulch to your trees, shrubs, and flower beds. Of course, we also remain dedicated to providing excellent tree care service. We will continue to offer expert care for your trees, including planting, fertilization, pruning, and treatment of diseases or deficiencies. Ping’s can also remove any dead, diseased, or damaged trees or branches. There is no tree problem that is too difficult for Ping’s!
Ping’s has the expertise and the resources to take care of your outdoor areas. Whether you are responsible for commercial property, common areas of a neighborhood, or simply your own home, you can rely on us. Our flexible tree care, lawn care, and landscape services will cover all your needs. To learn more, call us at 317-298-8482 or schedule a consultation online.