In a perfect world, lawn care services wouldn’t need customization to work great for every lawn. But no two lawns are the same, which means a lawn care program that works for your neighbor's yard may not work as well for your lawn.
While your property’s soil type may be generally the same as your neighbors (e.g. Sassafras-Marumsco or Glenelg Silt), minute differences can lead to quantifiable changes over time. Soil variations are actually due to a variety of factors, which we will explore below.
Why is my lawn different from my neighbor's?
Even if you and your neighbor live only feet from each other, there could be a difference in the soil in your lawns such as differences in prior watering patterns, previous soil amendments and treatments (or lack thereof), and the amount of shade and root competition from trees and buildings contribute to pH variations.
The amount of precipitation your lawn receives determines how much water, salt, and minerals move through and dissolve in the soil. The soil in your yard inherits the properties from these minerals. If trees heavily shade your property and loom over your yard, your lawn may receive less rainfall than neighbors without as many trees. Depending on how the sun hits your property and where buildings are located in relation to the sun’s path, how much rainfall your lawn receives, how many plants grow in your yard and how your drainage system is set up, your lawn could vary in its mineral absorption.
How can I improve the look of my lawn?
Custom lawn care programs that are science-based and ecologically aware are a great way to improve the health and appearance of your lawn. This is because, unlike many company’s standardized lawn care program, they are tailored specifically to your lawn's soil type and how water drains in your lawn, among other factors.
Custom-designed sprinkler systems ensure your grass is watered when it needs to be and in the right places to avoid dry patches, over-watering or foundation problems caused by poor water drainage.
Approximately 90% of real estate agents encourage homeowners to invest in landscaping before they put their homes on the market. Not only does landscaping and a great looking lawn improve your home's curb appeal, but it also improves your outdoor living experience.
In fact, about 50% of homeowners who upgrade their outdoor spaces spend six or more hours there every week, according to the 2016 Houzz Landscaping and Garden Trends Study. If you're looking to improve the overall look of your lawn, consider Bio Green Outdoor Services.
Interested in custom lawn care and custom designed sprinkler systems?
Bio Green Outdoor Services offers a wide variety of lawn care programs tailored to your lawn and its needs. Whether those needs include a custom-designed sprinkler system for your home's dry grass and/ or drainage solutions, we've got you covered. For more information about our custom-designed sprinkler systems and other lawn care solutions, contact Bio Green Outdoor Services today at 703-450-0034 or complete our online form.