While we could have approached this topic from a horticultural standpoint — talking about common lawn pests, the war with weeds, and other challenges Pensacola homeowners struggle with throughout the year — we’ve decided to take a more (pardon the pun) down-to-earth approach this time.
The fact is, before the average homeowner or commercial property owner in Northwest Florida can even start worrying about how to battle warm weather weeds or what sort of fertilizer is best for their grass type, they need to face some more basic problems:
- Finding the time
- Maintaining the equipment
- Knowing what to do and what not to do
Finding the time
There’s no denying the fact that finding time to handle all the tasks required to care for a beautiful lawn in the Pensacola region is a time-intensive job. During the long growing season, mowing is required on at least a weekly basis (sometimes more if you want to avoid shocking the grass).
Watering is also required a few times a week. Of course, many properties have automated irrigation systems that help handle this responsibility, but not everyone has a sprinkler system installed. And even those who do need to take some time to adjust it routinely or it runs the risk of over-watering the lawn, doing more harm than good.
Additionally, the lawn needs regular fertilizer treatments to keep the grass growing healthy and strong. Depending on which grass type makes up your lawn and what the weather has been like day-to-day, this could require a few hours of your time every month or two throughout most of the year.
Putting these basic requirements together with the occasional need for soil aeration, pH balancing, pest control, weed control, and more, it’s easy to see why so many busy homeowners and business owners in and around Pensacola have a hard time keeping up with lawn maintenance year round.
Maintaining the equipment
In addition to the time required to actually mow the lawn, trim the hedges, fertilize the grass, and more, there’s also the need to take care of the equipment and supplies necessary to carry out those tasks.
This is both an issue of time and expense:
To prepare an inexpensive walk-behind lawnmower for the long Pensacola growing season requires about 90 minutes of time and about $60-worth of parts. Roughly the same can be said for the trimmer, blower, chainsaw, and any other power tool you choose to use to handle your own lawn care throughout the year.
Fertilizer, pesticides, and herbicides aren’t incredibly expensive, but they add up if you’re using them correctly throughout the year. And, if you’re going to take the time to do the necessary research so you’re sure you’re buying the right chemicals for your specific grass type, weed issue, or pest infestation, it’s going to take a significant amount of time too.
Finally, every time your mower or trimmer breaks down, or a new pest appears on your property, you’re back to square one, paying for repairs or taking time out of your busy week to handle them yourself.
Knowing what to do
It’s not that the average Pensacola resident can’t handle running a mower or watering the lawn. It’s the fact that there’s so much more to maintaining a lawn that’s going to stay vibrant, healthy, and beautiful year-round.
From understanding the type of grass making up your lawn to keeping track of how much rain we’ve been getting to identifying various lawn diseases or pests by the color of the grass blades… there’s just a lot to it. This brings us back to challenge #1: Who has time to learn all the ins and outs of top-notch Pensacola lawn care?
Finding a solution to these challenges
If you can relate to any or all of these straightforward challenges facing Pensacola homeowners and commercial property owners, the simplest and most effective solution available to you is to rely on Lawn Master to take care of your lawn for you.
Time, equipment, and experience are no problem for Lawn Master. We’ve been maintaining beautiful Northwest Florida lawns for over 30 years now, and we’d be delighted to take care of yours too.
Contact us today to see how quick and easy it is to eliminate these lawn care challenges once and for all!