Lawn Care in Spokane Valley

Efficient Maintenance 101: Keep Your Lawn Green without Water Overuse

A green lawn says volumes about the interest you take in the maintenance and curb appeal of your home. When properly maintained, grass can flourish and remain healthy, green, and growing without excessive maintenance, water, fertilizer, or reseeding. At Pacific Lawn Maintenance, we are dedicated to providing unparalleled lawn care to our customers and giving them a priceless area in which to play, create memories, and share the beauty nature has to offer. With our help, you can keep your lawn green without overusing valuable resources like water. Here are some simple tips to help you out along the way.

Water in the Morning

The illusion that watering is watering and can be done effectively at any time during the day is false. The most efficient and effective time to water your lawn is first thing in the morning, before the sun rises. This allows the water to saturate the ground and be soaked up by the grass before quickly evaporating due to the sun’s hot rays. Often, you may find that you don’t need to water as much when you do it in the wee hours of the morning because the water will take a longer time to evaporate so it takes less time to saturate the ground.

Another good reason to water your lawn in the morning? If you water your grass at night it will be wet for a longer period. If grass is left wet for an extended period of time it can become a breeding ground for a variety of fungal outbreaks.

Abide by County Ordinances

Many counties put water ordinances and restrictions in place to help homeowners monitor their water usage. This helps to avoid overuse and is important to ensure there is enough water to go around. At Pacific Lawn Maintenance we also take these ordinances into regard when planning a watering system for your property. Whether it is automatically timed or not, we make every effort to abide by the law to ensure the preservation of this precious resource.

Let the Grass Grow

Longer grass isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it has many environmental benefits including the fact that it provides protection against the sun’s rays. Additionally, longer grass retains more moisture which means water evaporates slower. The root system of longer grass is deeper, too, which allows the roots to find more water and nutrients throughout the soil. With our dependable lawn maintenance, we can help you keep longer grass without it getting out of control or looking like an eyesore. Our equipment and methods for maintenance are useful in that your lawn will remain manicured and symmetrical even when the grass grows longer.

Seek Professional Assistance

One of the best things you can do is to enlist professional help in Spokane Valley. We have the tools and experience to design and install a watering system that is unique to the plants growing on your property. We utilize the nature you already have to create a solution that is efficient and environmentally friendly. This ensures your lawn, plants, flowers, shrubbery, and trees acquire the water they need and retain enough to stay satisfied and grow without excessive use of water. The watering system we install will be regularly monitored for malfunctions or leaks to avoid flooding, damage to your landscaping, and unnecessary waste of water.

Leave the Grass Clippings on Your Lawn

After your lawn is mowed, it is best to leave the cut grass on your lawn. This might seem counter-intuitive, but it is actually helpful. Those grass clipping break down very quickly and return many important nutrients to your lawn’s soil. When your lawn is being fed such beneficial nutrients you will be able to conserve water and rest easy knowing your lawn is looking after itself!

Pay Attention to the Weather

If you’re about to water your lawn, ask yourself: Did it rain this morning? Did it rain the day before? Is it going to rain tonight?

The earth has a tendency to create, to maintain, and to restore balance to the natural world. We might need to turn on our sprinklers during dry-spells, but we don’t need to turn them on every day. Natural rainfall and precipitation will water the lawn for you.

Did you know that Pacific Lawn Maintenance can help you install a rain sensor on your home’s sprinkler system? Having rain sensors will ensure that your irrigation system never turns on when it is raining.

Is Your Grass Becoming Less Green?

Some people panic at the first sign of lawn discoloration. They want green, green grass all year long no matter what it takes.

Keep in mind that it is normal for grass to turn slightly brown during the hot and dry months of summer. Don’t worry, that grass isn’t dying. It is just showing you the natural ebb and flow of nature. During these periods your lawn goes into dormancy, which is similar to an animal’s period of hibernation. When the cool and wet weather returns to Spokane Valley, so too will the luscious green color of your grass.

Aerate Your Lawn

What is one of the best ways to conserve water? Aerate your lawn!

To aerate your lawn is to punch many—even hundreds—of holes in your lawn. At Pacific Lawn Maintenance it is our secret weapon to a perfectly healthy lawn. Now it can be your secret weapon too.

Aerating your lawn’s compacted soil lets rainwater and water from your sprinkler system reach the roots more efficiently. Without aeration, water can simply sit on top of the soil, drain off, or evaporate. The holes made during the aeration process will also allow for more air to reach the soil as well.

Remember: you can’t have healthy grass without healthy soil!

Call Pacific Lawn Maintenance Today!

Now is the time to contact us or fill out our online form. We look forward to providing you with the finest lawn care in Spokane Valley. With our help and healthy, green grass on your side, you can be proud of the visual appeal of your landscape.