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North Attleboro lawn services; how to select a professional

The heat is on ... well, it is warming up, at least. Summer is on the way, and you all know what that means, it is time to begin the warm weather ritual of landscaping and lawn mowing.

You can get out there and do it yourself, but why should you?  Taking proper care of a lawn is hard work, and takes a lot of time.  There are people out there who can ease the strain on your body, and your weekend, by getting out there and doing it for you.  

Remember to hire a professional.  Professionals that know how to take care of your lawn while they keep it looking good.  Professionals that know the latest horticultural techniques, and will use them to your lawn's advantage.  To do the job right, it really takes more than just the simple aspects of lawn care, like lawn mowing and edging.  North Attleboro residents are, by and large, quite proud of their lawns and landscapes, and you should be, too.

The choice here, friends, is simple, you deserve the best people working on your lawn.  This is important, your lawn says a lot about you to your friends and neighbors.  You know how you feel when you see a lawn that is well-maintained and obviously taken care of with pride.  It makes you feel good, it makes the neighbors feel good, and best of all, it keeps property values up.  Using accredited lawn care professionals means you have a leg up when it comes time to take the necessary steps to make your lawn a thing of beauty.

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Let me give you a little advice that will go a long way for your lawn, before you hire anyone to do anything in your lawn, or to your lawn, ask for and check out their references.  A true professional will not balk at giving a potential new client references from former or current clients, they will be more than happy to do so.  Find out if they are certified, and if they are, by what organization?  Don't be afraid to put out a little effort, and no pun intended, do a little digging ... your lawn, and your neighbors, will thank you for it.

The fact is, only about 30% of landscape professionals pass the rigorous tests to become certified.  Certified professionals spend a great deal of time studying native and imported plants, but also keep up with the latest lawn care trends and methods.  Certifications are not simply handed out to someone for joining an organization.  

To pass these tests, one has to be able to identify a huge variety of trees, grasses and plants; they have to be able to diagnose and treat pests; they have to know all about the diseases that attack lawns, trees and plants; they have to keep up to date with and be well-versed in the latest planting and transplanting techniques; it is absolutely imperative that they know how to restore damaged lawns, as well as maintain and preserve trees ... just to name a few things they must do to get certified.  

Not only can a certified professional tell you exactly what your lawn needs, they can tell you exactly what you don't need.  The average homeowner can be quite literally overwhelmed trying to learn all there is to learn about proper lawn care and keep up with their own jobs and families.  Often, they agree to services that they simply don't need from people who are out to get as much money from the homeowner as they can in one visit.  A professional wants a lasting relationship with the client, and is not out to over bill someone and leave.

Distinctive Landscaping can and will do a superior job when it comes to your lawn mowing, fertilizing, irrigation, shrub pruning and landscaping, North Attleboro, we are a name you can trust.

Tags: Landscape Maintenance, lawn care, Mowing Service, Lawn Mowing

Beautiful landscaping in North Attleboro

North Attleboro is a beautiful place made even more beautiful by picturesque landscapes.  Winter has come and gone, and now it's time to start sprucing up around the house.  A beautiful landscape adds more to the exterior appearance of your home than you could imagine - real curb appeal.

After the New England winters your lawn can look a little drab and lifeless.  Most people are ready to bring a fresh new look to their lawns; green grass and carefully placed shrub or flower beds can work magic to give your home that well-maintained look and a burst of vibrant color!

A beautiful landscape requires more than just mowing the grass occasionally.  If you want your home to stand apart from the rest, it's time to get to work - or have someone do it for you.  What will it take to get your yard in shape for the upcoming months?

Sometimes a little clean-up is necessary after the long winter months.  Removing leaves, sticks and other debris from your yard will give it a cleaner look, but that's just the beginning.  How would some new shrub beds add to the look of your landscape?  We're not talking a little rectangle flower bed in the corner here.  Intricately designed areas with clean, curved edges will set your lawn off this spring and summer.  When the grass greens up, the contrast is amazing.Beautiful steps

Pruning back damaged or broken branches is sometimes necessary in the spring.  Raking the lawn and fertilizing to "feed" the soil are other factors that should be considered.  By fertilizing your gardens and lawn, the soil is getting much needed nutrients so that it can produce amazing plants and lush green grass during spring and summer months.

Controlling weeds is another essential task if you want a beautiful landscape that captures the eye all season long.  Have you ever mowed your lawn only to look out in 10 minutes and see dandelions popping their heads up (it seems that fast anyway)?  Nothing is more irritating.  Crabgrass, dandelions and other weeds that can spoil your landscape need to be taken care of before they take over the lawn.

Depending upon the shape of your lawn now, there are several aspects of professional landscaping that may benefit you.  A beautiful landscape may require not only mowing, but fertilization, edging the gardens, mulching, pruning of trees and shrubs, clean up and proper irrigation.  Careful watering can make all the difference in the appearance and health of your lawn.  A lush, green lawn is one that has been watered properly, encouraging roots that grown deep and are resistant to drought.

If you're lawn has been neglected for years or you have just moved in to a new home, a complete lawn renovation may be in order.  Remember, there's more to a beautiful, well-kept lawn than just raking leaves and mowing the grass! 

If you want to have that home that makes everyone who passes by take notice, keep in mind that a beautiful landscape takes work, and it's dirty work - but extremely satisfying once you see the fruits of your labor.  Leave it to a professional, and watch your lawn transform before your eyes.

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Tags: Landscape Maintenance, lawn care, Lawn Mowing, Landscaping