Okay, so why a site called Landscapers and Lawn Care Las Vegas and why should you listen to what I have to say?
Well, first of all, I do not own a lawn care company so this site was designed to help a typical homeowner make informed decisions when it comes to the care of their lawns and not as a platform for businesses looking for, well, new business, so the information here is impartial.
Note: I do have experience with hiring a professional lawn care company so if that is what you are looking for this site will be helpful, and vital actually, to you as well.
“I will recommend the one company who we have used and are very happy with in case you find yourself as I was awhile back”.
(click on the 'Yellow Check Mark', in the Green Box)
Now, hopefully when you went online to try and figure out one of the many issues you may be having with you lawn, you typed in something like Landsapers & Lawn Care Las Vegas, and, if I designed this site correctly, I should have been one of the first results you found. … and lucky for you, you have!
I’m a typical homeowner who has spent the last two years trying to establish a healthy beautiful lawn.
I have been fighting an endless battle against weeds, insects, heat and drought problems, fertilizing issues, poor soil conditions and basically having one of the worst lawns in the neighborhood… Very frustrating!
To be fair to myself I must say here, that I do live in Las Vegas and these Las Vegas weeds of course love to come visiting.
Another problem that I face that most homeowners don’t is the fact that my yard actually used to be a place where tractors were parked and has several inches of crusher and concrete beneath the 2-3″ of soil that was later trucked in. I have to water constantly in the summer or the area dries out very quickly.
Now, as luck would have it, this past year I had the good fortune of working full time from home and decided to use the opportunity of being just a few steps from my troubled lawn to make drastic changes and finally get the beautiful turf grass and landscaping my neighbors would be envious of.
So, with my eye on the prize of having a golf course like front yard, I trucked in more topsoil.
My pesky neighbor said I should de-thatch and core aerate the soil, but I can’t go deep enough because of the concrete just below the surface. The machine I rented to remove the plugs kept smacking into the hard surface below and I did not want to damage it.
I ended up using a drill to try and poke holes in the soil… the neighbors got a real laugh out of that one!
Midway through the summer I decided to try and brush up on my soil chemistry and studied all the components that make up healthy soil like pH levels, potassium, nitrogen and how to use synthetic chemicals, as well as safe organic ones, to attain the desired amounts of each vital nutrient in my lawn.
I quickly abandoned the idea of trying to understand just exactly what my yard needed.
I turned to the vegetable garden I had tried to grow the past spring. I had fenced off an area and planted all kinds of really cool vegetables. Insects and a local rabbit had eaten most of what I had planted.
Completely frustrated and overwhelmed, I went to the hardware store and bought a bottle of concentrated weed and grass killer, intent on killing off what remained of the lawn, the gardens and my vegetable patch and start all over.
I pulled into the driveway and my wife, having witnessed the painful death of her beautiful flowers, had gone behind my back and called out a local Las Vegas lawn care company whose technicians were now busy analyzing my lawn and furiously scratching notes on their clipboard.
Tucking my tail between my legs and acknowledging my wife’s intense warning glare, I walked up to one of the guys and asked him how things were going.
Thankfully he did not make fun of my attempts at professional lawn care, saying I had just about gotten it right, but quickly asked if he could point out a few areas of concern and offer his advice.
So, fast forward a bit and I now have a very good looking lawn. I now leave the chemistry and the applying of all those magical concoctions that keep weeds at bay and the grass green to the pros.
This site will chronicle all the mistakes I made and all the great advice I have been given by the company I am now happy my wife hired. Hopefully as this site, Landscapers and Lawn Care Las Vegas, continues to grow, you will be able to decide what you can handle and what is best left to the professionals when it comes to lawn care.
As I said before, “I will recommend the one company who we have used and are very happy with in case you find yourself as I was awhile back… frustrated, defeated, but with hope that my wife and I would find the best help in Lawncare possible. (click on the 'Yellow Check Mark', in the Green Box)