4 Benefits of Hiring a Landscaping Company


SL2a 300x189 - 4 Benefits of Hiring a Landscaping CompanyOne of the biggest mistakes a homeowner can make is doing all of their own landscaping and lawn maintenance. Not only is it incredibly tiresome, you need specialized tools and experience in order to get the perfect look. Landscaping also means more than mowing lawns; a professional service can help with taming all sorts of plants. Explore these other benefits of working with a landscaping company.

A Cost-Effective Solution

Landscaping services are very diverse and prices are typically based on the services received. This makes it easy to select the services you need to keep your lawn looking beautiful. It also helps homeowners save money. In fact, adding a little curb appeal can increase the real estate value of a home. This makes hiring a landscaper very cost effective.

Less Work for Homeowners

Lawn maintenance in Murfreesboro, TN is a lot of hard work, especially in the summertime. No one wants to be out in the blistering heat all day pushing a lawnmower or trimming the hedges. Not only do professional landscapers know how to accomplish these goals faster, they make it so you can sit back and relax. All you need to do is call and schedule an appointment.

Precise Lawn Care

Having the right tools for the job is always important. One of the benefits of working with a professional landscaping company is that they have access to all the tools needed to get the job done right. You won’t see them struggling to start the old push-mower or trying to snap at tree branches with dull sheers. By using the latest lawn care equipment, they are able to provide the homeowner with an efficient, precise service.

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At SecureLawn, we want to make sure you get the quick service you need to tame your lawn. Contact us today to learn more about our local landscaping services and how they can help you.

7 Steps to a Beautiful Lawn Year-Round


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Our Seven Series Program Helps with the Health and Appearance of Your Lawn and Addresses Seasonal Weeds.

Secure Lawn, LLC is a locally owned lawn application company in Middle Tennessee, committed to providing the highest quality lawn care products and services to all of our clients. To ensure this, we always use top of the line supplies and only apply child and pet safe products that don’t stain.

You will be happy with our focused costs and the results after our 7 Series program applications. We offer adaptable payment plans and additional pre-pay discounts at the beginning of the year.

 

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A Detailed Look at Our 7 Series Program

Series 1:  Winter

Months of application: January – March

  • Pre-emergent weed control – helps prevent crabgrass and other weeds from emerging.
  • Fertilizer – provides essential food storage during the late winter/early spring months and prepares Fescue lawns for a nice spring green-up.
  • Liquid spray or granular applications are used depending on environment and type of turf.

Series 2:  Early Spring

Months of application: March – Mid-April

  • Pre-emergent weed control – a second round is applied for extra security against crabgrass and weeds.
  • Post-emergent broadleaf weed control – attacks unwanted annual and seasonal broadleaf weeds.
  • Fertilizer – improves the overall density and color of your lawn.
  • Liquid Application

Series 3:  Spring

Months of application: April – May

  • Broadleaf weed control – controls spring broadleaf weeds.
  • Fertilizer – to continue improving the overall density and color of your lawn.
  • Liquid Application

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Months of application: June – July

  • Post-emergent broadleaf weed control to clean up any additional spring weeds and to address summer annual broad leaf weeds.
  • Slow release fertilizer – used to properly feed your lawn during the hot summer months.
  • Summer safe, balanced nutrition with micro-nutrients to prepare your turf for the stress of the summer heat.

Series 5:  Summer

Months of application: July – August

  • Post-emergent broadleaf weed control and spot treatment for select summer weeds.
  • Liquid fertilizer with balanced nutrition and micro-nutrients to start the recovery process and prep your soil for fall over-seeding.

Series 6:  Summer / Fall

Months of application: September – November

  • Lime/Sol-u-Cal – specialized soil treatment allows the lawn to utilize all available nutrients in the soil increasing microorganism life and improving soil and turf health.
  • Granular Application

Series 7:  Fall

Months of application: November – December

  • Post-emergent cool season broadleaf weed control.
  • Winter fertilizer – This protects your lawn during cold, harsh winter months and helps the development of the roots and new grass structure.
  • Liquid Application

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Every homeowner dreams of having the best-looking yard in the neighborhood, so don’t hesitate and give us a call today!

Visit our website for more information on how we can protect your lawn and have your home looking its best!

Holiday Season Office Hours

We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov 23rd and Friday, Nov 24th. 

At Christmas time, we will be closed on Dec 25th and Jan 1st. 

Middle Tennessee’s Scales and Mites: Prevention and Management


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There is an enormous amount of scales and mites species in Middle Tennessee, which makes it a bit too long to list them all. Instead, we want to focus on how to prevent and manage them to avoid an outbreak so your trees and shrubs can grow healthy and have your property looking beautiful.

Preventing Scales and Mites

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Overall maintenance of your property is the best way to make sure pest outbreaks don’t happen to you, as it is easier than having to attempt to kill all the critters that have moved into your lawn and yards.

 * Keep it Clean *

Maintaining your yard clean and trimmed is the perfect way to not allow pests from inhabiting trees and shrubs.

 

* Inspection *

Take a walk around your property and do a detailed inspection of the trees and shrubs to determine if there is a pest problem. The “walk around” is a great way to identify if your plants are suffering from a disease caused by scales or mites.

 

* Target Areas Where Leaves and Water Build Up *

It is easy to leave depression areas around trees and shrubs unattended, allowing for leaves and water to collect in a pool. This common mistake gives room for larvae, pathogens, and bacteria to grow in, which in turn, is where scales and mites come to feed and reproduce. To prevent an infestation, make sure this build-up of leaves and water does not happen.

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Pest Management

A powerful way to alleviate a scales and mite infestation in your landscaping is by using pesticides and chemicals that prevent their reproduction. SecureLawn is Middle Tennessee’s leading expert in preventing and removal of pest infestations.

We have a unique Pest Management Program that eliminates pests and prevents them from destroying your trees and shrubs:

  1. Dormant Oil (December – March): this application is designed to control various plant-destroying pests, including scales and mites. This time-sensitive treatment is applied in the early part of the season.
  2. Root Fertilization (Spring – March-May): helps plants recover from winter stress and helps maintain a more vigorous landscape throughout the growing season.
  3. Insect Control (Spring – March-May): designed to control plant-damaging insects. Treatments contribute to reducing stress and unsightly damage caused by pests (i.e., Mites, Japanese Beetles, etc.).
  4. Insect Control (Summer – June-August): this treatment reduces plant stress caused by seasonal insects such as bagworms, lace bugs, beetles, and aphids.
  5. Optional Treatment: Insecticide Drench, a procedure where roots are soaked with a powerful insecticide that does not damage the tree, but it kills scales, mites, and unwanted insects.

Bring in the Lawn Pest Control Experts

Secure Lawn LogoSome of the difficulties of caring for your lawns and yards is not having the time to do so. Prevention and pest management can help you maintain them in good standings, allowing you to enjoy your yard without any worries.

SecureLawn has the expertise and knowledge to address pest infestations of all kinds. We can easily schedule an appointment to inspect your property and determine the proper steps to take to care of it for you. Call today!

Lawn Aeration and Overseeding: Know the Core Benefits


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Lawn aeration, what’s it good for?

Lawn aeration is the process of removing portions of soil from the lawn using a machine similar to a lawnmower, called an aerator. Once aeration is performed, plugs of soil are pulled from the ground leaving behind about 2” to 4” deep holes. There are four benefits to aerating the soil your lawn is on: the reduction of soil compaction, reducing thatch build-up, it creates root accessibility, and encourages seed germination.

Four amazing benefits of aeration for your lawn:

  • Reduction of Soil Compaction. Aeration allows for oxygen, water, microorganisms, beneficial bacteria, and nutrients to live in it. These elements make a healthy vibrant lawn pleasing to look at and play on it. If aeration isn’t performed, the soil will become hard as a rock, making it impossible for all grass to grow healthy and strong, leaving it susceptible to disease.
  • Reduction of Thatch. Thatch is the build-up of grass stems and roots, which cause lawns to become ill. Aeration can reduce the amount of thatch in your grass, allowing it to live healthy, longer, and virtually disease-free.
  • Root Accessibility. This is a huge benefit to all lawn owners. The reason why is because when you feed your lawn via pellets or liquid fertilizers, the exposed roots will consume that food much quicker and more efficiently than if the soil was compacted. The aeration process eliminates run-offs and it allows for lawn food to remain right where you need it most, the roots.
  • Seed Germination. During the process of aeration, these 2″ to 4″ holes left behind become a place for the seed to fall into and the actual soil cores that get pulled out become like storehouses where grass seeds can germinate and establish root systems. You will love your lawn even more so after aeration is done.

Why overseed your lawn?

The perfect time to overseed is right after aeration. This allows grass seed to settle into the soil holes left behind by the aerator thus introducing new, healthy grass, giving the existing grass a push to be more resilient to disease, the reduction of weeds, and the enhancement of the lawn’s appearance.

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Four benefits of overseeding your lawn:

  • Overseeding introduces new grass growth to existing lawns; grass that can perform better in the spring or in the cold days of winter.
  • New growth brings new strength to the existing turf, giving it the resistance necessary to fight diseases that can bring a beautiful lawn to an end.
  • Reduction of weeds. We all recognize how important it is to stay on top of maintaining our lawns to keep weeds from propagating. In combination with aeration, overseeding is the secret weapon to minimize the amount of weeds.
  • Last but not least: overseeding in conjunction with aeration will give your existing lawn a facelift. As time passes, you’ll notice your lawn looking beautiful, radiant, and inviting to spend some time on it playing, resting, or perhaps even picnicking on your days off.

Seeding and Aeration in Middle Tennessee

 

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Now that you know the amazing benefits for aeration and overseeding, give Secure Lawn a call or simply contact us for more information on how you can get a quote for our lawn services in Middle Tennessee. We know you will be happy knowing your lawn is in great hands. Call now!

How to Get Your Lawn Ready for Fall


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Fall can be one of the most beautiful times of the year. Before the air gets crisper and the leaves start to change colors, homeowners need to work on getting their yard ready. Fall lawn preparation is easy and can help keep your yard looking its best all season. Use this quick guide to learn more about quality landscaping service and fall preparation tips.

Fall Doesn’t Mean Everything Dies

While leaves fall and many flowers start to wither away, some plants thrive in the fall. Grass is a prime example, as it stays lush and green until it is frozen over by snow. Some homeowners spruce up their lawn by planting flowers that thrive in colder temperatures, such as mums, pansies, hydrangeas, or blue star amsonia. If you want to keep your curb appeal, there are thousands of hearty plants that can make it until winter.

Seeding and Aeration

Summer can be tough on lawns.  Aeration and Seeding will help your lawn bounce back from the stress of our Tennessee summers.  To maximize quick recovery, color and quality, we highly recommend our aeration and seeding treatment.  This will create a thicker, greener, healthier lawn.  This new grass has better resistance to disease and insects.  Your new grass is also a lot stronger and can withstand drought conditions better.

Fertilize Your Lawn

Most people forget that their lawn needs nutrients all year long. Even if you have a hearty grass that grows beautiful year-round, it will appreciate the added nutrients. Fertilization in Tennessee before it gets too chilly is a wise idea, as many homeowners find the task too tedious in cold weather.

Get Fall Supplies Early

If you have a lot of trees in your yard, you will be doing a lot of raking this fall. Rather than wait until the yard is covered in leaves, buy any supplies you need in advance. If you are planning on hiring a landscaping service for fall, make arrangements during the last few weeks in August. This way, if the weather suddenly changes, you will be ready to go.

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Choose Reliable Lawncare Services

At SecureLawn, we know the importance of preparing for fall. Contact us today to learn more about fall landscaping services.



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