A beautiful thing about living in Lynchburg, VA is the lush greenery that accompanies the four seasons. There sure is no shortage of plants in our part of the country. Travelling through the town allows you to see properties with gorgeous landscaped acreage from farms to residential lawns. On a small but significant level, this picture of Lynchburg is achieved with the help of lawn mowing.
There are many lots that are close to, or over an acre in size. In relative terms, that is a lot of grass to maintain. For properties with a large lot and therefore large lawns, mowing often takes multiple hours a week. On top of this, we are required by law to make sure our lawns are not overgrown according to the City.
For some (just like for us), lawn care is a satisfying and pleasurable task. For others, this isn't the case, and/or they’ve decided that it is best to spend their time in another way.
Thankfully, this is why we are here for you! There is more to lawn mowing than how long it can take. Lawn mowing is essential to a lush, green, healthy lawn as there are a number of techniques that need to be kept in mind and implemented to ensure that your lawn is at its best. Here are some important lawn mowing tips that we keep in mind as we take care of your precious grass:
Change Up the Lawn Cutting Pattern
Are you a creature of habit? Well, here a habit that needs to be broken: cutting your grass in the same direction every time. The mowing pattern should be alternated each time the grass is mowed to prevent the grass from having ruts and will help the grass stand up straight.
Mow Dry Grass
If grass is cut when it is wet, the lawn can be cut unevenly. Dry grass ensures the grass blades are upright and not clumped. Moreover, wet grass clippings have a tendency of clogging the lawnmower blades.
Don’t Throw Away Lawn Clippings
Lawn clippings decompose quickly and produce nutrients that the growing lawn can use. If you’d rather not keep grass clippings on your remaining lawn, the clippings can also be used as mulch.
Maintain Your Mower Blade
Tools are best utilized when they are properly maintained. Just like kitchen knives, lawn mower blades should be kept sharp as much as possible. Dull blades result in less efficient grass cutting, and can tear up grass, and weaken it making your lawn more vulnerable to pests and disease.
Mowing is Not One-Length Fits All
The length that you should cut your grass varies depending on the season. Warmer and drier seasons grass should be slightly (about 0.5”) taller than in the cooler months so that the soil is protected from water loss due to the heat and sun exposure. Grass can be cut down to around 2.5” in the cooler months.
Don’t Neglect Fertilizer and Aeration
While lawn mowing and watering your grass are the most commonly known and understood ways of keeping a lawn, proper fertilization and occasional but routine aeration are just as important to lawn maintenance.
Our goal is to make Lynchburg the land of luscious lawns. We are grateful to be able to pass by parks, homes, farms, and properties with gorgeous greenery and grass for all to enjoy. This is something that makes Lynchburg so special and at times peaceful-looking. Your yard can be your own personal sanctuary if it is maintained well, is healthy, and is beautiful-looking.
Contact us today at 434-226-0125 so we can do the hard work for you!
If you live in Lynchburg, VA taking care of your lawn is a necessity and not just for looks. Did you know that it is actually illegal according to the City of Lynchburg to have grass or weeds over 12 inches (1 foot) high on your property? If your lawn is overgrown, then it can be reported. After a 10-day grace period, the City may come and cut your lawn themselves before sending you a fine for having to do so. So now that we’ve got the really serious part out of the way, let’s discuss what you should know to keep a gorgeous lawn in Lynchburg!
Let’s start with mowing shall we? Mowing is what tends to come to mind quickly when considering lawn maintenance. With the added seriousness of avoiding fines in Lynchburg, cutting your grass should be regular so your grass can be as beautiful and healthy as can be. It is possible to cut your grass too short or not cut it short enough. Grass lengths should actually be cut according to a specific length depending on the season. As we have four seasons in Lynchburg, here is what grass lengths we abide by:
Now let’s talk about why grass length matters per season. If you’ve experienced a Lynchburg summer, then you understand how hot it can get outside. This is when your grass will be at its longest all year and this is because the longer grass shades the soil when it’s hot, which ultimately protects the lawn’s roots from being damaged by heat.
Later in the winter, especially when it snows, if grass is kept tall, then it can get matted and cause the lawn to die.
However, if grass is cut too short at any time then it prevents the blades from being able to photosynthesize and process and receive the nutrients it needs to thrive. Grass will typically grow faster in the warmer months so mowing will need to be done more frequently in the spring and summer.
Next to mowing a lawn comes watering the lawn. Just like how lawn mowing needs to be more frequent in the warmer seasons, so does watering the lawn. Grass dehydrates more quickly when it is hot and sunny which explains the increased frequency for watering when it’s hot. Most lawns will need 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week. It changes to half an inch in the winter. But don’t let this think you can neglect watering all together in the winter! It is still important to keep your lawn hydrated even when it is cold outside!
On the other hand, it is possible to overwater your lawn. Giving your grass 1 to 1.5 inches of water a week will ensure that the top 6-8 inches of grass and roots will be hydrated. To test if your grass has enough water, you can stick a 6-inch long screwdriver into the grass and if it goes in without too much effort, then it’s probably an indicator that you are watering enough. If the screwdriver doesn’t easily go down then you know the lawn needs more water.
To optimize watering, be sure that your lawn is watered either before 10:00 AM or between 4:00 and 6:00 PM. At these times during the day, the temperature is cooler and the wind is more calm which means there are less factors to deter the water from soaking into the soil and will prevent new water from evaporating quickly.
Good News for Lynchburg Va
Here’s some great lawn care news for you! We absolutely love seeing beautiful and healthy lawns around Lynchburg and we love knowing you won’t have to be fined by the City for an overgrown lawn! If you are in need or want a few more tasks taken off of your hands, please contact us! We would love to free up some more time in your life and give you the gorgeous lawn you’d be pleased to come home to. Warner's Landscaping at 434-226-0125.
Unsure of whether or not to start paying for professional yard services? That’s understandable, but allow us to help you make the decision. Affordable and worth every penny is how we describe the cost of our landscaping services. If you have the time, knowledge, and love for taking care of your lawn then let’s be honest, there is no need to hire us. We aren’t in the business of pressuring you into our superb services. However, the other truth of the matter is that taking care of your yard and making it become its best and nurturing it to stay that way isn’t possible for everyone to do themselves.
As experienced professionals having taken care of yards in Lynchburg for years, we have the credibility to take care of all your landscaping needs. The best part is, we have always been committed to giving you our best work within your budget.
You’ve heard the cliché “time is money” and we believe it’s true. Many of us have more valuable ways to spend our money other than pulling weeds and fertilizing the lawn. Not only do our services allow you more time for what matters most, but you may be saving more by hiring us than attempting to DIY landscaping yourself.
It’s not often discussed how much money homeowners waste by making mistakes with their lawns and gardens. The cost of lawn care tools, equipment, and material adds up. Skip the hassle and the concern of whether or not you’re treating your plants right. We promise you a budget-friendly, stress-free to have a yard that pleases you, adds to the value of your home and neighborhood.
Ready to have amazing curb appeal that makes you proud without any of the hard work? Contact us today! 434-226-0125 and speak with Ben.
Mulch service is perfect for keeping your yard looking sprightly! Simply put, mulch helps keep the conditions of your soil optimal throughout the changes in weather and seasons. Needless to say, healthy soil equals healthy plants.
Mulch will save you time and money by preserving your plants and supporting their wellbeing even through drastic environmental changes.
As time moves onward, so do the seasons, and with it the growth of natural plants all around us. For example, early fall is notorious for bringing in harsh winds that can disperse leaves, which then settles down on our gardens or lawns.
Later, with the heat of the summer, soil struggles to retain sufficient water. Mulch adapts to benefit plants in all seasons, but you must understand how and why it works to best fit the needs of your landscape.
How does mulch work?
Mulch comes in various materials from plastic, to stones, to wood shavings (just to name a few). The type of mulch chosen will depend on the chemistry of your yard’s soil as well as the conditions of the environment in your geographic region.
The chosen mulch material would then be placed above the top layer of soil all around the plants in the landscaped area.
What are the benefits of mulching?
Mulch is important for many reasons you may not be aware of, but should understand. It helps regulate the condition of the soil including soil temperature, and supports soil nutrition.
Aside from this, mulch prevents soil from over-compacting when it rains. On the other hand, when the weather is dry, mulch helps soil retain moisture. Depending on the mulch material chosen, organic matter can be added on top of your soil and will function to hold additional water that would otherwise not be there without mulch.
These methods will also prevent soil erosion and runoff in your beds and/or gardens. As if those benefits aren’t enough, mulch also prevents weeds and other undesired plants from growing to keep your garden in check throughout the year!
What month should you mulch?
In general, mid- to late spring is mulching season--that's when the soil is warming up from the freezing temperatures it experienced all winter. Doing it too early will slow down the warming process, which the soil needs to do its job.
Whether you want to spruce up an area around bushes and plants, or tackle larger clear cuts that need some extra love sprinkled on them, our mulch service is your go-to solution! Contact us at Warner Landscaping 434-226-0125.
Yards can easily add to the beauty of your home or be an eyesore. There are a number of tasks needed to be checked off the list in order to maintain a yard well. While maintenance may vary depending on many factors such as type of plants, size of yard, and local environmental conditions, here are some general yard maintenance tasks applicable to most yards:
Mowing is probably what first comes to mind for many people when they consider yard maintenance or lawn care. Besides making your grass look more appealing, mowing your lawn regularly contributes to the health of your lawn by allowing it to be more optimally nourished and allowing your grass to stay strong among many other benefits.
This is a no-brainer but most plants need regular watering. It is suggested that lawns for example need to be watered extensively 2-3 times per week even in the winter.
You may think fertilizing is a step you can skip when it comes to yard maintenance, but it is just as important as mowing and watering. Thankfully, you typically don’t need to fertilize often. There are many types of fertilizers from compost, manure, to liquid fertilizers. Fertilizing ensures that your soil is equipped with optimal nutrients to support plant growth and wellness.
4. Leaf and Weed Removal
Weeds are known pests. They are intruders that compete with your chosen plants because they consume substantial amounts of water, nutrients, and light that would otherwise be given to your lawn and plants.
Aeration involves creating small holes in the soil to allow for air, water, and nutrients to penetrate deeper to better reach grass roots.
6. Spring and Fall Cleanup
Seasons changing in the spring and fall are the times of year where extra cleanup is expected. This comes in the form of clearing away dead leaves, branches, and other clutter. Clearing dead plant material allows you to avoid them from composting in an unwanted way in your yard. Re-seeding, pruning, and trimming may also be needed.
Need help with any or all of this? Lynchburg landscaping services are available for projects ranging from smaller yard maintenance tasks to larger construction jobs.
Call today to schedule a consultation with a professional Lynchburg landscaper, Warner Landscaping 434-226-0125 or contact us!
Do you have a lawn that needs to be cut? If so, we can help. Warner Landscaping offers services such as regular grass cutting and weed whacking around your home. We’ve been providing these services for years and are confident in the quality of our work. We are licensed and insured.
But here is what is imperative for you to know if you are responsible for a lawn on your property:
You may wonder, “Why bother to have a lawn at all?” Well, aside from the welcoming feeling of a lawn as a part of your home and lifestyle, grass reduces the amount of carbon dioxide as it goes through the process of carbon sequestration which in simpler terms means that grass slows or in other cases removes carbon dioxide from the air. Many people also don’t know that more short term benefits of a lawn include capturing pollutants and dust that are harmful to people and can commonly cause allergic reactions.
Mowing your lawn is more than just for looks, it’s important for the health of the grass itself. Regular lawn care causes grass to increase in density and encourages the roots to grow deeper. These ideal characteristics not only look great and are indicators of a healthy lawn, but also make your grass more resilient against weeds and environmental stresses.
Now, with your appreciation for lawns having grown, here comes Warners Landscaping to help you with your much needed and beloved lawn care! Not all property owners feel confident enough to maintain and address issues with their yards, or you may simply not have the time. Not to worry, you’ve come to the right page. Our 5 Star Lawn Program ensures that our technicians will help you have the best lawn in the neighborhood no matter what the season! Call or message us today at 434-226-0125 for inquiries to our services and/or for a free quote. We are happy to hear from you!
You’re not alone—more and more people are looking to hire someone to make their lawn look like the best on the street. It’s time to find a new lawn care professional if you’re one of the 8.5 million Americans (according to the National Gardening Association) who work hard to maintain their yards, mow lawns, plant gardens, and keep up with outdoor spaces.
Scrolling through the numerous Google search results for the best landscaping professional will leave you overwhelmed so congratulations! You’ve just found it, and there’s no need to look any further! Warner Landscapes is the quality of service you are searching for.
Choosing to hire a landscaper can actually save you time and money versus doing it yourself!
We say this because sadly, many that aim to save money by attempting the “do-it-yourself” method of lawn care end up making expensive mistakes themselves that cause them to overspend on fixing products that were damaged or misused. Then expenses keep piling up when you’ll have to pay someone else anyways to fix it correctly.
We understand that looking through a list of lawn services can be dizzying.
What you need is our honest, upfront, professional lawn care service using our skilled and trained men that will diagnose and solve your yard’s problems with accuracy and transparency. In the long run, you will save significant time and money.
A beautiful lawn is best taken care of by a reliable landscape subscription service company and we stand by our work. If you doubt that your approach to yard work isn’t doing the trick, you have a specialist like Warner Landscaping to trust!
Our expertise eliminates the risk of error in establishing your best landscape.
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Get your yard in top shape this season.
Your lawn needs constant attention and we are here to keep your yard looking its best.
A lawn is a reflection of one’s personality and character. The minutes spent tending to the blade gentle on your hand, inhaling the crisp scent—it has an effect on you that we cannot easily put into words. But there comes a time in life where work starts to take its toll and sometimes it feels better to just watch some else take over that work.
Consider us: Warner Landscaping, professionals with years of experience in servicing both residential and commercial properties for all their needs such as landscaping installations for garden areas, mulch installation for walk ways, trees and bushes, regular yard cutting and weed-eating.
Every visit we will mow, weed-eat the hard to reach areas, edge all sidewalks and driveways and blow all grass clippings off of paved surfaces.
You'll have a yard you are proud of and don't need to worry about too.
Want to know something you and your lawn have in common? You both need nourishment and prevention from harmful parasites! In regards to your lawn, does this sound extreme? Well, it’s not.
The top two best things you can do to help your lawn and garden maintain or improve its lush green appearance is to fertilize the soil and control weeds. Just how much do you know about these basic processes? Read on to find out more.
Most of us are familiar with pulling weeds. Some enjoy it, others don’t. Needless to say, weed control is pest control but for plants. Weeds are notorious for competing with the plants you have chosen as they take nutrients, space, light, and water from the rest of the plants you’d like to keep in your garden.
Not only this, but they can be poisonous to plants, animals, and in some cases humans. Even more so, some of them are incredibly painful to the touch as they can grow prickly burrs or thorns like musk thistle.
While the image in our mind of pulling weeds looks simple, there are some truly important things to consider in order for weed control to be effective. Protective gear should be worn to cover your skin to prevent sun damage but also prevent unhealthy exposure to any herbicides that may be used.
Second, weeds must be pulled out from the root. Roots can be deceiving and are often deeper than gardeners assume. If weed roots are left in the soil, over time, weeds just end up growing back. Weed control also involves the process of mulching to help with prevention.
But more on weed control later, let’s move on to fertilization.
Unlike weed control, fertilization is a much happier process to consider. Think of fertilizing as giving your garden and lawn wonderful supplements that help them thrive! Water, sun, and soil don't cut it for plant growth.
Many plants do not receive the necessary nutrients they need to go on with life. The beginning of proper fertilization starts with understanding what soil type your plants have.
Soils contain nutrients already, so fertilizer is meant to come alongside and supplement what nutrients the soil lacks. While this may sound as easy as matching a pair of socks, it is also possible to overfeed plants.
What we have discussed so far in terms of weed control and fertilization is only the very basics of everything gardeners must consider to achieve happy plants that are well taken care of.
Remember, to be able to service your lawn and garden successfully in the areas of fertilization and weed control, one must have the proper tools, clothing, as well as understanding of what soil, herbicides, fertilizer, and mulch best suit the environment and needs of each plant.
After all the brain work that goes into preparation for this comes the manual labor to get the job done.
The best news is, you don’t have to do any of this yourself at all! Save time and in some cases even money (it’s true) by contacting us today.
Have a stress-free, work-free relationship with your yard and allow us to take care of your lawncare needs. “Weed” be happy to help you! Call us at 434-226-0125.
A mowed lawn sounds pretty ordinary and mundane, but they’re not to be taken for granted! Stop to think about how much your well-trimmed grass adds to the curb appeal of your home, and the value of the neighborhood you live in! More importantly, aesthetics aside, regular care of your lawn stimulates the grass itself to be healthier and more lush.
Attempting to do-it-yourself or hiring the wrong person can lead to time and money that can be better spent elsewhere so if avoiding this is your concern or problem, then hiring a lawn mowing service is for you!
Now, how do you discern a reliable lawn mowing service from the plethora of landscape companies in Lynchburg, VA? You must consider these questions about a potential company:
1. What do you offer and what is the expertise of your lawn care technicians?
It is important to know what your lawn care service includes. At Warner's Landscaping, we ensure that general mowing is maintained leaving no spots untrimmed including edges, weeds removal (especially in hard-to-reach locations), and that there is no debris leftover. Our crew is professionally-trained and carefully managed to ensure that all of our clients receive quality care.
2. How do you analyze a new client’s lawn to be able to diagnose any lawn care problems that need to be addressed?
We look at the type of grass you have, see if it is best for our climate, look at any weeds that need to be controlled, and if your irrigation system is effective.
3. Is soil testing performed before or during the initial service?
All lawns have varying soils that create unique challenges which is why a reputable lawn care service will prioritize testing your lawn’s soil to figure out the pH (level of acidity or alkalinity), and natural macro and micronutrients already present in your lawn. Understanding these components of your lawn soil will allow your technicians to optimize the best nutrients for your lawn and will help determine the right fertilizer for your grass.
4. Does my lawn need to be aerated, and if so, how often?
To give you a better understanding of what lawn maintenance services will yield your best grass, you need to know if your lawn needs to be aerated which is a method of pulling plugs of grass from the lawn to allow nutrients, oxygen, and water to reach the roots. Aeration service is one of our specialties, and we recommend that lawns are aerated at least once a year so your lawn can be at its most beautiful and healthy state!
Now that you are informed in choosing a reputable lawn care mowing service, we at Warner's Landscaping are happy to introduce ourselves as your best choice! We are excited to talk making your life easier and your lawn greener! Call us at 434-226-0125.