Angie's List Report: Lawncare Tips

Reported by: Amy Katcher
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Updated: 5/23/2013 12:12 am
(WDEF) Many homeowners strive for the perfect, emerald green lawn, but it takes more than regular mowing.
     Angie Hicks of Angie's List said, "When it comes to lawn care you typically aren't even home as a consumer when the job is done so unfortunately we hear horror stories where the company didn't actually do what they said they were going to do or they actually damaged the lawn so you want to be sure you have a good company that knows what they are doing."
     Fertilizing your lawn is worthwhile in any climate and can help your lawn stay healthy.   But you need to be sure the company is applying the correct treatment.
     Lawn Care Contractor Marcus Hoone said, "Fertilizer granules colors are usually white or yellow, sometimes they can be a purple or aqua color, but typically white or yellow are the ones you are going to see usually. The size usually about cat litter, so that is what you are looking for when you look for the granules along the edges."
    You'll also notice spreader tracks in the grass.
    If you have your lawn sprayed for weeds, the weeds should curl up in about a week or two.
    Hicks added, "When hiring a lawn care company to work on your lawn it's going to be a long-term relationship. A beautiful lawn is not made overnight so you want to establish a relationship with a reputable company."
    Fertilizer adds nitrogen to your lawn, but if you add too much, it can actually dry it out and kill it.   If you over-fertilize, you'll notice yellow or brown spots where the grass has died.
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