Four Things Business Owners Need to Know About Their Lawn

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

Four Things Business Owners Need to Know About Their Lawn | The Experienced GardenerWhen you own a business, there are always new concerns for you to worry about. You’re just trying to get payroll done when suddenly, there’s a 1-star review on Yelp you have to respond to. And then a customer comes in with a complaint. And then you get a phone call. And then…

And then your life just never stops being filled with “and then’s.” That’s being a business owner in a nutshell. And that probably doesn’t leave you with much time to worry about things like grass. But it should probably be a bigger priority for you.

Here are four things business owners need to know about their lawn:

  • You’re probably over-fertilizing it

Pop quiz: how often should you add fertilizer to the lawn? The answer may surprise you; we recommend only doing it a few times per year, and never during the actual growing season. Fertilizer should be added before and after the growing season, and only sparingly. Otherwise, you could “burn” the lawn.

  • It had better look nice

Have you ever heard that the first impression is the only impression? Well, the lawn is one of the first things a customer will see. What do you think their impression will be if it looks like this? Hint: not very positive.

  • Don’t water it too much

The California watering restrictions might make you believe more watering is automatically better. Not so! Watering sparingly is actually preferred. You should water the grass about once per week, ensuring the water gets deep into the soil. By watering less frequently, you make the grass more resilient. And it will use that water more effectively, since it’s pretty thirsty.

  • Pests will tear it up

If you start to see a gopher milling around or notice holes in the lawn, you need to handle that immediately. These kinds of pests are very active, and you’ll have to get rid of them to save your lawn. That’s not exactly a humane practice. If you’d rather let someone else commit rodent atrocities, contact us.

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