Did you know the best trees for climbing are sweet gum or bur oak? They have nice strong and wide branches that are well placed. While the worst trees for climbing are River Birch and Silver Maple.
If you have children, this is the type of information that your professional lawn care and landscaper can give you. It may not seem like much, but if you have children, this could save you from a lot of tears.
Hiring a lawn professional can provide you with a wealth of benefits. We have outlined 8 of them here for you.
1. Experience and Knowledge
How much time have you dedicated to taking care of your lawn? What sort of knowledge do you have about the native flora and fauna of Kansas? Do you know what plants will thrive in this climate and which ones are doomed to fail?
A professional landscaper can tell you what the best type of grass is for your property. They can explain the difference between Tall Fescue, Fine Fescues, and Bluegrass.
These are all considered cool season grasses. They tend to be used in the majority of the state. Though you’ll see Bermuda and Zoysia in the southern and western areas of the state.
You shouldn’t plant just any tree in your yard. Talking with your landscaping professional about your goals and why you want to plant trees will save you from major headaches later on.
Do you want to see more birds in your yard? Your landscaper will recommend a beautiful white oak.
Cut Utility Bills
That’s right, your landscaper can help cut your utility bills. Evergreens will block the windchill in winter. Or how about an oak or sugar maple to branch out and block the heat of the sun.
We get some serious wind here in Wichita. Couple that with ice and your trees will go through a fair amount of abuse. The only one who will withstand it all is the Osage orange.
If you know your area is prone to high winds, then this is the type of knowledge you need. Otherwise, you’ll invest in a tree, only to replace it after the next winter season.
Safe for Close to the House
If you don’t have a large yard, it is vital that you speak with a landscaper. Otherwise, you are setting yourself up for some major problems with roots under your foundation.
Your landscaper will save you from a cracked foundation by telling you to stick with columnar trees. These are trees that are more vertical, so their roots won’t extend far out.
If you have your heart set on a tree with a large root system, your landscaper will help you place the tree in a safe place in your yard.
Sometimes life gets in the way and your to-do list gets too long. Or maybe you have plans all weekend with the family?
How do you squeeze in lawn care? You don’t, and then your lawn is neglected for another week. The grass will grow too long and the sycamore branches will get out of control.
Instead, hire a professional lawn care service and you never have to worry about your lawn getting neglected again.
It isn’t just about being consistent from one week to the next. You also need to be consistent with how you care for your lawn throughout the year.
If you have some thin patches in your lawn you need to know the best time of year to plant new grass. You don’t want to set yourself up for failure by trying to plant in spring when you should have waited until fall.
A professional landscaper will know when the ideal time is to plant new grass. They will also start prepping your lawn two to three months in advance. They will perform tasks like tilling, weeding, and amending the soil.
There is also the seasonal cleanup that will need to be done in the fall and spring. This will require extra time and effort but is important to keep your landscaping look great.
This could involve cleaning up dead leaves, fallen branches, or anything else that needs fixing up.
3. More Free Time
Who doesn’t want more free time?! Your weekends are supposed to be for spending time with family, having fun, and enjoying life. They shouldn’t be spent doing yard work.
Use your free time to drink an extra cup of coffee. Or maybe go to brunch on Sunday. You could get active and finally start that workout routine you’ve been meaning to start but just haven’t found the time.
4. Smart Investment
We know, it sounds counterproductive, right? How does hiring a service actually save you money? Except that it does, and we have 4 ways it saves you money.
When you have someone caring for your lawn, trees, and other plants they are more likely to thrive. When your plants thrive, that means you spend less trying to rescue them or having to replace them.
There is the investment in the proper lawn equipment to do the yard work yourself. You’ll have the cost of buying the equipment and then maintaining it. Don’t try to cheap out here, buying cheap equipment, get cheap results.
Or you can hire a professional and they bring their own equipment.
Your time is valuable. You save money in the value of your time for both caring for your lawn and researching proper care. Instead, you could have a short chat with your landscaper and be on your way.
You’ve decided to redo your landscaping. It’s a big project but you have a few ideas and you think you’re ready to get started. Except halfway into the project you realize that your ideas won’t work.
Working with a professional landscaper will prevent you from wasting money on a large landscaping project. They will ensure you have a well thought out plan before anything is done.
5. Happy Neighbors
When your lawn and yard look good, you won’t hear complaints from your neighbors. You don’t want to be “that house” on the street that brings down the neighborhood’s overall appeal.
When you have a great looking lawn and landscaping, you’ll want to spend more time outside. The more time you spend outside, the more likely you are to meet and get to know your neighbors. It’s always good to get to know the people living around you.
6. Robust Care
When you let professionals take care for your lawn, they will be able to ensure that your landscaping receives the full robust treatment and care that it needs.
You may not realize all of the things you could or should be doing to care for your lawn. A professional will be able to give you advice about aeration or fertilization.
They can keep an eye out for any other potential issues. This could include problems with drainage or pests. You may not notice or even know what the signs of these problems are.
7. Good for the Environment
When you work with lawn professionals, they will know what will work in your climate. Kansas is unique because it is a transition state. So what works one area of the state, may not work for another.
When you choose the right vegetation for your area, you will spend fewer resources like water to make your lawn look great. For example, compare the western half of the state gets about 20 inches or less of rain each year. While the eastern side could get 30 or more inches of rain each year.
Now the difference in the rainfall is one of the reasons why the different grass types are popular in different areas. Your professional lawn care service will help you choose the right plants so you don’t waste water trying to keep the wrong ones alive.
8. Curb Appeal
It’s no secret that a well-manicured yard is going to boost your curb appeal which will add perceived value to your home. You don’t need to be planning to sell your home to want the curb appeal to impress.
Professional lawn service can take your curb appeal from ho-hum to wow! They can take your ideas, provide input, and create an actionable plan to make your project a success.
They will then take out any and all of the old landscaping so you can start fresh with a brand new look.
Professional Lawn Care
Having the help of professional lawn care means that you have a knowledgeable and dedicated team on your side to help your landscaping look great. They will provide consistent year-round care to ensure that the vegetation gets the attention it needs.
Whether you are looking to maintain what you have or do a complete re-do, lawn care services will help save you money.
Get a free quote to get the landscaping of your dreams today.