Achieving a well-manicured yard requires more than simply mowing your lawn once a week. This may be all you have time for with your busy work schedule, summertime barbecues on the weekends, and time spent with family in the evenings. If you’re looking for help maintaining your yard, the professionals at Rice’s Tree Service & Landscaping have years of experience keeping lawns lush and green all over the Cleveland metro area. Our lawn experts recommend the following tips for keeping a healthy lawn all summer long.

3 Steps to a Well-Manicured Lawn

1. Lawn Clean-Up

A healthy lawn begins with a clean lawn. Before you bring out the lawn mower, pick up all the debris sitting in your yard. Broken branches, fallen leaves, dead flowers, and runaway trash all need to be cleaned up to get your lawn ready for its first trim.

2. Mowing & Trimming

The key to a lush, green lawn is to mow it on a consistent basis, usually once a week. Not only does the mower keep it nice and trim, but also helps it grow thick and abundant every time you mow. Regular mowing also removes any brown or damaged tips, revealing the newer green growth.

Below are some lawn mowing tips that will keep your lawn thriving throughout the hot summer season:

  • Avoid mowing during the hottest time of the day.
  • Only mow your lawn when it’s dry.
  • Change the mowing pattern each time you cut your grass.
  • Leave clippings on the lawn, as they help return healthy nutrients back to your yard.

3. Lawn Edging

Place the finishing touches on your lawn by trimming all the edges along the sidewalk and driveway, around trees, and along any mulched flower beds and landscaped areas. A trimmer will keep those stray blades of grass and wandering weeds from growing between the cracks in your sidewalk and driveway. It also keeps all landscaped areas looking neat and clean against the green grass.

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly way to keep a well-maintained lawn this summer, call the professionals at Rice’s Tree Service at (440) 582-7669 for a free estimate on our regular lawn service. Located in North Royalton, our expert staff provides tree removal and tree trimming services for customers in Broadview Heights, Medina, Parma, Brecksville, and all surrounding communities.