Lately, I have been feeling like my lawn has not been looking so good. I don’t know if it is because of the warm weather and sudden cold spurts now that we are transitioning from spring to summer. However, I do know that it is frustrating — so I do want to make sure that I do something about it now before it gets too bad.
So I consulted with a friend recently about this problem, expecting just to vent and not get any helpful advice from her. Not that she isn’t a helpful person, but figured it was one of those issues where I tried everything and it just won’t work. But she recommended that I get a landscaper for my yard to take a better look at things such as my lawn care systems and mulches used . I usually think that a landscaper has to do the whole yard or has intense yard work involved. But she explained to me that it wasn’t like that at all. You could have a company come and take care of your yard, but if you need help with your lawn many of them will do a consultation with you and help determine the problem.
So after I carefully went through all the options, I determined that I would take her up on that offer. I got the name of a landscaper and decided to consult.
So when I first called over the landscaping company I was unsure on what to expect. You know, it was one of those mixed feelings situations. You want to trust the company, but you are still trying to figure it all out. I was automatically defensive because of it as they began to look through my yard. I figured they weren’t going to be the best fit for me based off their inspection style.
I knew that it was an irrational thought though. Like, these people could not be this bad — could they? I wanted to believe them, but my pessimistic personality on trying to get assistance from anyone was in large effect.
She came over to me and she informed me that the weather change was the cause of it and with the right cutting techniques, fertilizer and some more grass seed, the entire lawn would look great.
She proceeded to recommend several fertilizers and grass seed that would work ideally in my climate area generally. She told me that I would see results in as little as a day, but it would take a week for the full effect to come into play.
So I figured that because I did pay for the consultation, I might as well implement the changes. What is a few dollars more on fertilizer and grass seed? So I headed to my closest home improvement store and picked up the items and went to work.
The next day, I did see my grass standing up a little taller. But I decided that I would wait a week or two for the “full effect” and judge. In little as a week, my dead grass was no longer dying and it was looking excellent and fool of life! What a joyous experience and now I intend to hire her back for her landscaping services because she was so helpful – and maybe she can teach me more about rubber mulch!