Q: Can you trim my trees?
It depends on how tall they are. We can trim your trees, providing that they are not over 7′ feet tall. In the state of Maryland, specific licensing and insurance are required to trim trees. Either way, please contact us to discuss the circumstances and we will provide a referral if necessary.
Q: How can I keep my pet from damaging the lawn?
Many dog owners get frustrated by the spots their pets leave on the lawn by going to the bathroom there, but there aren’t many ways to avoid this other than training your dog to only go in one particular area of the lawn. The problem is that the high quantity of salt in the animal’s urine essentially burns the turf. If this problem really bothers you, veterinarians offer some medicines that reduce the amount of salt in animal’s urine and will at least minimize the problem.
Q: How much water does my lawn need?
Your lawn needs 1 to 1-1/2″ (3-4cm) of water weekly. Mother Nature provides water, but she sometimes needs help. To determine the need for supplemental water, look for these telltale signs of oncoming drought stress:
Areas of the lawn especially near concrete or asphalt (sidewalks and driveways), under large trees and on slopes, take on a dark, silvery or smoky blue-green haze. In extreme cases the lawn appears yellowish.
Footprints or lawnmower wheel marks don’t spring back shortly after they are made.
If your lawn shows symptoms of drought, water it immediately regardless of the time of day. Under normal circumstances, early morning is the best time to water your lawn so that the leaves can dry slowly and naturally without too much evaporation, and this way the water can penetrate the soil. Regular, fairly deep watering is better than daily light sprinklings. Deep watering and allowing the lawn to dry out between watering will force the roots to penetrate deeper in search of moisture.