Albuquerque Lawn Care – Shape, Trim and Edge
Albuquerque lawn care today hasn’t changed much compared to years ago. What has changed is the goal of making the most of your lawn without having to spend too much time caring for it or watering, while making sure it is as healthy as possible. Grooming your lawn is as much about it being healthy year-round, as it is about doing everything possible to make it look great. Here are a set of basic lawn are terms and their definitions to get things started:
- Redefining Lawn Borders – In 2019, Albuquerque lawns are bordered by gardens, flower beds, xeriscaping gravel areas and beautiful water features. Redefining lawn borders is done by cutting away dense or overrun lawn borders around these areas
- Edging – Edging is the done with a lawn edger tool by trimming the edge of a lawn. Lawn edging is typically done long border lawn areas including home or commercial driveways, sidewalks or paths.
- Trimming: Trimming is done with a string trimmer tool or a set of lawn shears. Trimming involves cutting away plants or grass not reachable by a lawn mower.
Albuquerque Lawn Maintenance Upside
Lawn maintenance, including mowing, trimming, edging and yes, redefining, is good for the long-term health of your lawn, just like it is for trees and bushes when they are maintained with tree trimming and bush pruning. Mowing and trimming long grass regularly helps grass make new grass shoots and helps it to become thicker. Thicker lawns are far less susceptible to long droughts, lawn weed and to lawn disease. The most important strategy to follow is to cut the lawn to an appropriate height. Do not cut it too short because it makes the grass weak and it makes is far more susceptible to lawn diseases and weeds. The best height to cut a lawn grass to is no lower than 2 inches. A 2-inch lawn blade height is ideal.
Lawn trimming adds real practical benefits to a properties landscaping. A trimmed and edged lawn gives a lawn wonderful look and it assists in the effort to stop weeds from growing and spreading. Hard surfaces like sidewalks and driveways, gardens, flower beds, water features, and xeriscape gravel areas are easily overrun by grass. Maintaining an Albuquerque lawn by way of edging and redefining will help prevent grass from overgrowing into and onto these areas.
Albuquerque lawn care takes work, but it’s not impossible. If you do not have the time available to take care of your lawn, give the pro’s at R & S Landscaping a call or complete our online Get Landscaping Quote form for free quote to do your lawn maintenance!