While every homeowner desires a lush, green lawn and landscape full of healthy shrubs and trees, it is not always easy to achieve. There are many factors to consider when maintaining your lawn. The following are five of the most common and challenging lawn care problems people face. Scientific Plant Service has experts available to help you deal with these problems if they are getting the best of your lawn.
Uncontrolled Weed Growth
If weeds are left to grow uncontrollably, it can be difficult to get your lawn back to normal. Professional weed control can help you adjust your fertilizing, mowing and watering practices so that once you remove weeds, they will not grow back at such an extreme rate.
Lack of Soil Nutrients
Many challenging lawn care problems can be the result of nutrient imbalance. Like all plants, grasses need essential nutrients in order to stay healthy year after year. If vital nutrients are deficient in your soil, a professional can help determine which treatments can deliver the necessary nutrients to your lawn.
Maintaining Water Levels
Overwatering or underwatering can both cause lawn care problems for homeowners. It can be difficult to judge how best to water your lawn, especially when living in a climate with unpredictable seasonal weather. Most lawns require about 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week. If you decide to irrigate your lawn, apply the water deeply and infrequently. Shallow watering promotes short roots. You may want to consider installing an irrigation system to provide water during periods of low rainfall.
Damage from Pests or Wildlife
Despite your best lawn care attempts, nature can still intrude and wreak havoc. Various lawn pests may invade your yard and dig holes or destroy delicate grassroots. Or, if you live near natural areas, you may have trouble with visiting deer who eat your vegetation. The lawn care professionals at Scientific Plant Service have developed treatments for lawns suffering from pests like moles or grubs, visiting deer, and even pesky mosquitoes.
A common lawn care problem that can be difficult for homeowners to deal with is patchy grass. Bare spots and patches of brown grass can occur throughout the year and result from various lawn problems or deficiencies. It can be difficult sometimes to determine what is causing the uneven lawn, so it can be especially helpful to consult a knowledgeable lawn care professional before taking steps to rebuild your beautiful yard.
Scientific Plant Service Is Your Go-To Source In Landscape Healthcare
Scientific Plant Service, located in Baltimore, is a privately owned corporation, chartered in Maryland in 1957 by Frank J. Burke. We started as a full-service Arborists specializing in the care of shade trees and ornamental shrubs, but today we are a Lawn Care company that is a huge part of the community. From aquatic environments and snow management to deer and mole control, SPS has services tailored specifically for your lawn and landscape.
We offer services in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, including: Harford, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Calvert counties in MD, as well as Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church in VA. For more information, contact us online, or call us at 410-321-0970. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest!