Aeration: Cold Hard Facts!

If you are reading this post, we know you value your lawn.  Your lawn is part of the investment you made when purchasing your house/property.  One way we can improve the turf quality is through aeration and overseeding.  There is a lot of misconception around aeration and the purpose of this article is to educate homeowners on why and when this service should be done.Aeration is a specialty service using very specific pieces of equipment that are designed to pull cores of soil from the ground.  You may have walked past a lawn nearing the fall and thought the lawn looked like it had goose poop covering it…Those are actually cores of soil sitting on the surface of the lawn after and aeration service! (see picture below)What are the benefits?The picture below is an illustration of the aeration process.  Removing cores of soil relieves compaction and allows water/oxygen/nutrients to penetrate … Continued

6 Tips for Hiring a Lawn Care Service

Here are some helpful tips to consider when searching for a lawn care provider this spring.Insurance: You should request to see this from any potential lawn company.  Many smaller operations say they carry insurance, but unfortunately that is not true a lot of the time.  Request a copy of their insurance before allowing them to service your lawn.  Here at Green’s Lawncare, we provide you with a copy to keep on file.Equipment:  Ask the company how they maintain their equipment.  Do they have service logs on their equipment?  Do they sharpen their blades on a regular basis?  If they do not keep services logs on their equipment a few things could happen.  One being unexpected breakdowns which can result in faulty service schedules. Mowing blades should be sharpened every 8-10 hours of use. Dull blades can damage the grass leaving it ripped and brown in appearance.  A professional can tell … Continued

New Partnership with Midwest Regional Turf Foundation!

As we look outside today, the ground is covered in snow and the air is frigid.  What makes me happy as I write this blog, is seeing the grass popping through the blanket of snow!  Spring is around the corner! Although, Punxsutawney Phil decided to delay us a bit… Typically, lawncare companies are only seen working seasonally, not us!  We work around the clock to better our communities, strengthen our customer relationships, and work to maintain a better environment for all.  With that being said, we are happy to announce we are a part of the Midwest Regional Turf Foundation (MRTF).The MRTF is committed to strengthening everyone’s knowledge of turf science.  Their drive is simple…yet complex. “The mission of the MRTF is to support turf research and education at Purdue University for the advancement of the turfgrass industry.”  They are supported 100% by it’s members, private and corporate contributions, fundraising, … Continued

2017 Recap: GreensLCPS Highlights

As many of you reading this know, 2017 was Green’s Lawncare’s first year in business and here is our 2017 Recap. Our owner/operator has over 17 years of professional experience in the industry, but 2017 marked the year he went out on his own and it has proven to be a good move and very excited for the future!This year, 2017, has paid dividends! We exceeded ALL of our goals for our first year in business and have dedicated a lot of money investing in the business to grow and build stronger roots. Over the course of the year we have added to the fleet with the following, but not limited to, 2004 F250 Turbo Diesel truck, 2 new Exmark commercial mowers, 3 new Echo string trimmers, Echo chain saw, Echo hedge trimmers, Echo backpack blowers, new Sure-Trac 14 foot dump trailer, Billy Goat leaf vacuum, and a Ryan aerator. … Continued