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Leaf Removal Creates Curb Appeal for You and Your Guests for Thanksgiving

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During the holidays you always want your home to look its best for you and your guests.  You clean the house, cook an amazing meal, and entertain guests.  But what do they think when they first pull up to your home or business.  Your lawn and landscape is a first impression for your guests.  First impressions can set the mood for the entire event.  By having your lawn and landscape professionally manicured will have a tremendous affect on your guests first impression.  Of course usually this is not the first item on our mind when it comes to the holidays.  The grass isn’t growing, so why worry about your lawn and landscape?

In Kansas City, Overland Park, and Leawood we have large trees that drop numerous leaves in the fall.  The leaves build up in corners, around your entry way, and more importantly on your lawn.  Leaf removal is essential when it comes to preparing your home or business for the holidays.  Even if you lawn is not thick and lush, having professional leaf removal done can make your home stand out from the rest of the properties in the area.  Leaf removal is also the first step to take if your lawn is not thick and lush.  Proper leaf removal will help the compesition of your soil making it more desirable for grass to grow.  At SK Lawn Care we do not mulch the leaves back into your lawn like many other businesses doing leaf removal.  We know how important it is to completely remove the leaves from your lawn, then give it one last mowing for the season.  When doing leaf removal at SK Lawn Care we blow the leaves out of your flower beds and landscape and into your lawn.  Then to remove the leaves from your lawn by blowing them toward the curb where our machines can remove them without mulching them back into your lawn.  Our final step in leaf removal is mowing your lawn with a bag to pick up any additional leaves on your lawn, and giving your lawn that professional “stripped” look that you expect from a professional lawn care service.  We make sure to do leaf removal the right way so that your lawn is healthier, and your property looks amazing.

You have enough to worry about when it comes to the holidays.  Let SK Lawn Care take one more item off your to-do list by professionally removing the leaves from your lawn and landscape.  You will appreciate it, and your guests will be impressed before they walk in the door.  Leaf removal will give your guests a great first impression, setting the stage for your amazing meal and events.  So contact SK Lawn Care for all your lawn, landscape, and leaf removal needs at www.sklawncarekc.com

For A Free Estimate For Leaf Removal & Fall Leaf Clean Up In Overland Park, Kansas City or Leawood, call (816) 372-4965 in Kansas City and (913) 940-6795 in Overland Park, Leawood and Mission Hills.

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SK Lawn Care Offers Lawn Care Services and Landscape Services In Overland Park, Kansas City, Leawood, Mission Hills & the entire Kansas City Metro Area:

Lawn Overseeding    Lawn Aerating    Landscaping   Lawn Verticutting   Leaf Removal   Lawn Cleanup

Prepare Your Lawn for the Winter with Leaf Removal

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Your lawn naturally goes into winter dormancy to protect itself from the harsh winter conditions.  Although, the grass does need a little help for it to thrive in the spring.  One important thing that needs to be done to your lawn and landscape is applying a quality winterizing fertilizer application.  This provides the lawn and landscape with essential nitrogen and potassium to encourage deep root growth and provide the plants with essential nutrients.  This allows your lawn to green up faster in the spring, and be overall more healthy.  If you have an irrigation system, it is important to have it properly winterized to relieve the water pressure so the pipes do not burst during the long cold winter.

In addition to feeding the lawn and properly winterizing your irrigation system it is important to remove the fallen leaves from your lawn.  Having a thick layer of leaves on the lawn will suffocate lawn from essential sunlight and oxygen which will result in a dead lawn in the spring.  Additionally, over winter the dead leaves on the lawn leach acidity into the soil which creates an undesirable soil composition for healthy grass.  Dead leaves in your landscape can be beneficial because many plants in landscape beds prefer acidic soil.  Of course it is important to consider moderation.  Too much of anything can be bad for plants.  So it is important to remove the leaves at least once or twice from you landscape in the fall.  Leaf removal in Kansas City, Overland Park, and Leawood can be a daunting task to handle.  We have many large trees that drop leaves at various times in the fall.  Removing the leaves as they fall is ideal, although require a lot of time and work.  That is why it is ideal to hire professionals to remove the leaves for you.  Professional leaf removal allows the landscaper to remove the leaves from your lawn in a timely manner, and gives you more time for other obligations, such as the holidays.  Leaf removal also allows the landscaper to understand more about your lawn and exactly what it needs other than leaf removal.  A professional landscaper will be able to tell you how often you need your lawn mowed, fertilized, and if the trees need pruning.  All this information can be assessed with leaf removal.  Contact SK Lawn Care for all your lawn and landscape needs.  Let us remove one item from your chore list by removing the leaves from your lawn and landscape.  When we do a leaf removal on your lawn, we will be able to help you have a healthy lawn in the spring, and the best part is you won’t have to worry about leaf removal.  Let SK Lawn Care remove the leaves from your lawn and landscape so you can prepare for the holidays and not have to work outside in the cold.  Contact SK Lawn Care for all your lawn and landscape needs, and contact us today for leaf removal.  Our leaf removal schedule fills up quickly this time of year, so contact us today to reserve your spot for leaf removal before the holidays.  We still have a few positions open right before Thanksgiving, so contact us today to remove the leaves from your lawn and landscape to impress both you and your guests.

For A Free Estimate For Leaf Removal & Leaf Clean Up In Overland Park, Kansas City or Leawood, call (816) 372-4965 in Kansas City and (913) 940-6795 in Overland Park, Leawood and Mission Hills.

Call (816) 372-4965

 For A Free Estimate or

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SK Lawn Care Offers Lawn Care Services and Landscape Services In Overland Park, Kansas City, Leawood, Mission Hills & the entire Kansas City Metro Area:

Lawn Overseeding    Lawn Aerating    Landscaping   Lawn Verticutting   Leaf Removal   Lawn Cleanup

SK Lawn Care Provides Top Quality Lawn Renovation Services

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At SK Lawn Care we know how important your lawn is when it comes to maintaining your property.  Having a nice lawn can increase the curb appeal for selling your home, and makes your lawn much easier to take care of.  By having a thick lush lawn keeps weeds from invading because there is no room for the weeds to grow.  Additionally, weed spray applications can be costly and can harm pets, people, and other plants on your property if the technician applying the spray is not properly trained.  We make sure all our technicians are properly trained, and post signs warning passing traffic to stay off the lawn.  Although having a thick lush lawn can be easy if the right products are used.  Many people think all grass seed is the same.  This is incorrect.  It is important to look at the label of the grass seed for the germination rate, weed seed percentage, and inert matter percentage.  These numbers, while small, can have a big affect on the result of seeding your lawn.  At SK Lawn Care we use only premium quality grass seed.  Whether you prefer fescue, blue grass, or rye grass, all of our seed has a 95%-98% germination rate with 0% weed seed, and 0% inert matter.  This means the seed we apply will germinate without any weeds.  Of course any time the soil is churned up there is a chance of weeds popping up from off sight locations.  Although when we apply seed, we apply it at 10 pounds per thousand square feet to choke out the weeds.  We recommend aerating and seeding your lawn every fall to keep the lawn thick and lush.  If your lawn is in desperate need of help we recommend verticutting to remove thatch build up and optimal coverage of new grass.  We also recommend pairing these services with a quality fertilizer program.  This helps prevent weeds from starting and feeds the grass so it is well nourished and healthy.  So contact SK Lawn Care today for all your lawn renovation needs, and see how we can make caring for your lawn easy and care free.

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SK Lawn Care Offers Lawn Care Services and Landscape Services In Overland Park, Kansas City, Leawood, Mission Hills & the entire Kansas City Metro Area:

Lawn Overseeding    Lawn Aerating    Landscaping   Lawn Verticutting   Leaf Removal   Lawn Cleanup

Maintaining a Fescue Lawn

Fescue grass is an excellent type of turf grass used in many lawns in the mid-west region.  Generally many people overlook the importance of regularly mowing, aerating, fertilizing, and seeding a fescue lawn.  Fescue grass is an excellent type of grass to use on many lawns in the mid-west region.  It is tolerant to drought and traffic.  Additionally it is fairly low maintenance and has an excellent green color.  One issue about fescue grass is that it does not spread naturally.  That is why it is important to regularly seed a fescue lawn.

Depending on the specific type of fescue, it is tolerant to a wide range of environmental conditions.  Fescue lawns are tolerant to drought and traffic.  Additionally many types of fescue grow fairly well in the shade and fine fescues are often used in shade mix blends of grass seed.  Of course no grass will grow in an area where the shade density is too high.  All grasses need some sunlight, although many fine fescues offer fairly good coverage in shady areas of the lawn.  Regularly aerating and seeding a fescue lawn helps promote deep root growth and fills in thin areas of the lawn.

Another great feature about fescue lawns are there low maintenance, when maintained properly.  Proper maintenance includes regular mowing, watering, fertilizing, and aerating.  Fescue grass should be kept around 2 to 3 inches tall.  When mowing it is important to only cut a maximum of 1/3 of the total plant.  Meaning if you keep the grass at 3 inches tall, then you should never cut more than 1 inch each time you mow.  This is very common with most turf grasses.  Watering is also very important to all turf grasses, although fescue generally needs less water than bluegrass or bent grasses.  At minimum, fescue grasses should be watered every 21 days with at least one inch of water.  This is much less than many other types of turf grass.  Regular fertilization is also important in maintaining a this fescue lawn.  Supplementing the soil with additional nutrients will detour pests and promote vigorous growth.

Finally it is important to aerate and seed a fescue lawn regularly.  This can not be stressed enough, when you want a thick stand of turf.  The best time to aerate and seed is in the fall when cool season grasses naturally germinate.  Aerating promotes deep root growth, which helps with drought tolerance.  Additionally, aerating helps naturally break down thatch levels, and creates a thicker, healthier stand of turf.  By following these standards you will have a thick, beautiful stand of turf, with fairly low maintenance.  All turf grasses need some maintenance but fescue grass is an excellent choice for low maintenance.

For more information or to request service contact SK Lawn Care at 816.372.4965 or visit our website at sklawncarekc.com

Importance of a Planned Lawn Maintenance Program

Maintaining a beautiful, well manicured lawn does not have to be back breaking and ruin your summer.  With a planned maintenance program in place, keeping your lawn looking great can be simple and rewarding.  The most important thing to remember is the importance of your plan.  The plan should consist of the height and frequency of mowing.  This is a lot more important than many first think when manicuring their lawn.  Other important factors to consider is the fertilizer.  It is extremely important to know exactly what you are applying to the soil, how much, and how often.  Not preparing yourself with some of this information can even be illegal.  Having a plan in place will prevent unwanted accidents, and give you the beautiful lawn you have always wanted.

The first and most frequent step in a quality lawn maintenance program is mowing.  The main importance of mowing is maintaining the stand of turf by discouraging weed growth and disease.  It is important to keep the mowers clean, in proper working condition, and mow with a sharp blade.  This allows for a clean cut, so the grass does not fray or split at the end.  Frays or splits in grass blades are like open wounds.  These open wounds make your lawn more susceptible to fungus and disease.  Frequent mowing is important, but it is also just as important to know the height and frequency of mowing.  When grass is first planted and sprouting it is important to mow fairly short, around 2-2 1/2 inches.  Once the lawn is established you can continue mowing at your normal height.  Cool season grasses should be mowed at three inches.  Some say it is best to mow grass shorter in the spring, and longer in the summer.  The reason for mowing shorter in the spring is due to baby grass, maintain short turf during rapid growth, and discouraging weed growth.  Mowing turf longer in the summer is generally for drought and heat protection.  These speculations do have good thought behind them, although it is not something that should be stuck in stone.  Mowing consistently at three inches will give you a healthy stand of turf that is resistant to disease, drought, and weeds.

 

A well planned fertilizing regiment is also very important in maintaining a well groomed lawn.  Fertilizer is essentially nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium.  In many cases there are additives to the fertilizer such as iron, calcium, lime; or pest control chemicals for weeds and bugs.  It is important to know the time of year to best treat the soil for these chemicals.  Grass in your lawn uses these elements when growing.  It is important to replenish the soil of these nutrients for the grass to continue growing healthy.  Adding such things as iron, calcium, or lime to the soil is to counteract a chemical or pH imbalance in the soil.  It is important to have your soil tested to ensure proper growing conditions.  Other additives such as chemicals are to kill and repel pests.  Weeds are considered pests as well are bugs, so they are treated as such with chemicals.  It is important to either read the chemical label yourself, or have a trained professional apply chemicals to your lawn.  Improper application of chemicals can be very harmful to the environment and even illegal.

 

The frequency of fertilizer applications depends on what you want for your lawn.  Fertilizing every month is not out of the question.  For those who want a thick lush stand of turf with zero weeds, this is a good option for you.  Weeds grow actively  so it is important to exterminate them while they are small, before they mature and are more difficult to kill.  Additionally, when the grass is actively growing it uses up more nutrients, so it is important to replenish the soil.  Of course some people do not wish to fertilize this frequently.  In that case, it is even more important to have a well thought out plan.  Spacing out fertilizer applications can be accomplished by properly using pre-emergent additives in the fertilizer.  This will prevent weeds from starting, and maintain nutrient levels in your soil.  The least amount of fertilizing you can get away with, in our opinion, and still encourage growth and a pest free environment is 3-4  applications.  It is important to begin your lawn in the spring with starter fertilizer to bring it out of winter dormancy.  Another application in mid spring will help prevent weeds.  This is when weeds are growing most aggressively, so it is important to treat them before they can begin growing.  Grub control should be applied in the summer  when grubs are young and hatching.  Grubs can turn into a big problem for a lawn no matter how healthy, so it is important to treat for these specific bugs.  Grub control is generally optional, although a small investment once per year can save a lot of money.  The last application is winterizing fertilizer.  It encourages grass into winter dormancy and helps establish deep root growth.

 

Planning your lawn maintenance program in advance can have many benefits   You will have a more attractive property, and your lawn will be more resistant to disease, drought, and pests.  Additionally, in the following years, the plan will require less work because many issues have already been corrected or prevented.  With a proper planned lawn maintenance program in place you too can have a beautiful lawn.  Nothing else you can just  contact SK Lawn Care and we would be happy to put a plan together for you. http://www.sklawncarekc.com