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October 30, 2018 0 Comments

Pet-Friendly Lawn Treatments To Prevent Pests

At the very least, mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas are a nuisance to humans and pets. But at worst, these disease-carrying insects can have life-threatening consequences for our animal companions. Unfortunately, insecticides can be just as dangerous to pets who spend part of their day rummaging through the grass. For this reason, Jay-Lan Lawn Care in Sioux City embraces pet-friendly lawn treatment. Let’s take a look at some of our solutions.

Organic Insecticides

The word “organic” is ubiquitous these days, and it certainly applies to the lawn care industry. With news coming out almost daily regarding the negative impact that chemical insecticides have on humans, pets, and the environment, it’s essential that your lawn care company avoid harmful lawn chemicals and use only safe, organic insecticides. That’s exactly what our lawn firm serving Siouxland does, incorporating solutions like Diatomaceous earth (DE). DE is a naturally-occurring sedimentary rock that is crushed into powder and sprinkled on a lawn. This impressive, Earth-born insecticide is perfectly safe around kids and animals, but deadly for pests like ticks, cockroaches, and fleas.

Yard Care

Along with organic insecticides, taking the right approach to yard maintenance can be a big deterrent to harmful pests. Expert yard not only ensures the aesthetics of your home, but contributes to insect control and grub control. For example, finding the balance between a well-irrigated lawn and one that’s oversaturated with water mean less puddles and moist spots for fleas and mosquitos to multiply. Likewise, consistent bush trimming and regular removal of heavy growth and brush will discourage termites and carpenter ants from taking root. Also, as anyone who has walked through a field knows, insects of all varieties love lurking in weeds and tall grass. By mowing the lawn regularly, we deny these bugs the tall grass they congregate in, especially in the hot summer months.

Another important step is to keep the lawn clutter-free. This means removing aluminum cans, tires, trash, old furniture, etc. – anything where water can pool and thus serve as a congregation point for a multitude of bugs.

Bring On The Predators

Insects love preying on humans and pets, so why not turn the tables? Gardeners nationwide share a common belief that ridding one’s lawn of pests requires the presence of these pests’ natural predators. Birds love to feast on insects, so why not build a birdhouse within your lawn/garden? Frogs and toads are always hungry for ticks, mosquitos, and fleas, so it’s a good idea to put a toad house or two around your lawn. Ladybugs are another predator you should welcome to your lawn.

On a much smaller scale, another biological pest control solution to embrace are nematodes: microscopic roundworms that love soil and are parasitic to all of the pests we’ve mentioned above.

Call the Siouxland Lawn Care Professionals

The best solution to maintaining a lawn that’s safe for humans and pets is a combination of all three treatments discussed here. Count on Jay-Lan Lawn Care to maintain your yard and apply the right organic insecticides. At the same time, welcome the presence of birds, ladybugs, frogs, and microbes that will exercise insect control in the way that nature intends.

October 15, 2018 0 Comments

Five Ways a Professional Lawn Care Service Can Keep Your Yard Greener

Having served the Siouxland region for over 40 years, Jay-Lan Lawn Care has provided professional lawn care services to thousands of customers. If you’re wondering how our company can keep your yard greener, we’re happy to share the following five reasons.

Watering

We all know that a lawn (taken collectively) is a living plant, and as such needs water not just to survive, but also to attain that lush green look we all want. Mother Nature looks after a lawn’s water needs for most of the year, supplying refreshment via rain and soil. However, it’s during the dry periods in summer and part of fall when the lawn care expertise of our Sioux City experts is most needed. Rather than let your lawn reach that straw-like state that indicates a critical lack of water, count on our company to provide the proper irrigation. This means ensuring your lawn gets 1 – 2 inches of water weekly, or more depending on the heat.

Tending The Soil

There’s an old saying that goes, “A lawn is only as good as the soil it grows in”. For this reason it’s important to have an experienced lawn care service partner that understands how to look after your lawn’s root zone. We have the know-how to optimize the efficiency and condition of your lawn’s roots, including the application of organic matter to consistently improve the soil. This organic matter feeds the billions of helpful bacteria that reside within your lawn, enhancing nutrient production and root mass.

Protection Against Insects and Disease

Left unchecked, insects – specifically, grubs – can wreak havoc on your lawn, in some cases destroying it completely. Also, certain lawn diseases can accelerate the dry-out process, turning your once-verdant lawn into straw. As for weeds, we all know the problems they create. Jay-Lan Lawn Care has the skill and the tools to protect your lawn against these threats. We use safe, organic lawn chemicals to keep insects and disease in check, and our weed control solutions are second-to-none.

Fertilizing

Self-fertilizing your lawn once or twice a year isn’t good enough if you want a lawn that’s perpetually lush and green. Fertilizer should be distributed year-round, which is why fertilization is an important component of our lawn care program for customers in Sioux City and surrounding towns. Between spring and late fall we’ll undertake several fertilizer applications, steadily enhancing your lawn’s color and thickness.

Mowing

Mowing a lawn isn’t a sophisticated job, but cutting the grass to the right height can be tricky. For this reason, contracting with a lawn treatment company in Siouxland is a smart move. Cutting the grass too short hurts a lawn’s root system by reducing the amount of available water conserver and soil conditioner, with the result being a discolored lawn. Avoiding this problem necessitates an expert’s touch, and our lawn pros know to cut off only 1/3 of the grass length with every mow. Doing this ensures the health of your grass, especially since we sharpen our lawn mower blades a few times a year to ensure effectiveness.

Connect with Your Local Lawn Care Company

Jay-Lan Lawn Care has extensive expertise in all facets of lawn care, from weed control and fertilizer to tree trimming and core aeration. If you’re interested in hiring one of the best lawn care companies in Sioux City, contact us today for a quote and a consultation.

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