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Hiring and Communicating with a Home Cleaning Service

Thanks for stopping by my website. My name is Annabelle Collins. My husband and I live in a large house with our two teenage children. We’re fortunate in that we’re able to have a cleaning service come and clean on a weekly basis. In the past, I found that it was difficult for me to exert myself when it came to hiring and communicating with our cleaning service. I’ve never been very authoritative, and that shone through in a not good way. I wanted things to be done in a certain way, but found it difficult to ask for what I wanted. I have come to realize that in order for the service to do the job I want to be done, I have to ask for it to happen. I doubt that I’m alone in the fact that this is difficult, and want to share my experience and growth.


Hiring and Communicating with a Home Cleaning Service

Care For Cool And Warm-Season Grasses

by Vicki Burns

Cool-season grass varieties thrive in climates that experience mildly warm summers and cold winters. Warm-season grasses thrive during the hottest months of the year and become dormant during the winter. Both grass types require different lawn care steps during the autumn.

Preparations For Next Spring

Fall lawn care will provide your lawn with the support necessary to grow thick, healthy blades of grass next spring. Your lawn may consist solely of cool-season or warm-season grasses or a blend of both types.

If your lawn contains grass that tends to grow all summer and become dormant during the beginning or middle of the fall, the grass variety is likely one that reaches its peak performance during the summer. If your lawn contains grass that grows well into the fall and maintains its green color, the grass variety is likely one that does well both during warm and cool weather. 

Cool-Season Grass Care

Cool-season grasses should be mowed on a consistent basis. Continue mowing the blades about once a week until you notice a slowdown in the regrowth process. If there are barren sections across your lawn, use an aerator to loosen compacted soil and reseed sections that are sparse. Overseeding bare patches will allow grass blades to establish themselves before the cold weather sets in.

Avoid using herbicides in areas where new blades are growing. Instead, perform weed control steps along the parts of your property that contain healthy blades that have been growing since early spring. Eliminating weeds now will minimize the need to pull a bunch of weeds next spring.

Rake your lawn and bag up the leaves. If you have some plants growing on your land that could benefit from the addition of mulch, use a leaf mulcher/shredder to cut the leaves down into small pieces. Lay the leaf clippings across bare dirt that surrounds perennials.

Warm-Season Grass Care

Warm-season grasses should be mowed until the blades become dormant. Stop fertilizing your lawn for the year. Spot treat weeds that are growing. Once warm-season grass blades turn brown, you will be able to pick out new weed growth easily.

Young weeds will maintain a bright color that will contradict the color of the grass blades. If you want to maintain some color on your lawn throughout the winter, purchase a cold-season grass seed variety and use it to overseed sections that are brown. Water the lawn as needed. Rake leaves and remove them from your lawn.

Contact a lawn care service, such as Mata Turf, near you to learn more.