Are lawn care companies really different? Don’t they all do the same thing – make your lawn greener and thicker and get rid of weeds? Well, that is the goal. But the way they achieve that goal means different outcomes for your lawn. First, you must differentiate between a lawn care company and a lawn treatment company.
Lawn Care Vs. Lawn Treatment Companies
Most lawn care companies are actually lawn treatment companies. These are the national companies who pull up to your home with a tank full of fertilizer or weed killer, depending on the time of the year, and spray your lawn. While these treatments do fertilize and get rid of weeds, the problem is that they treat every lawn the same. It’s a cookie-cutter approach that helps a little but won’t address any deep-rooted (pardon the pun) problems.
Another reason lawn treatment companies aren’t the best choice is that they use chemicals that kill off the bad and the good microbes that live in your soil. While weed control is important, simply spraying chemicals to kill your weeds can have harmful side effects. There are five different types of soil microbes: bacteria, actinomycetes, fungi, protozoa, and nematodes. Each of these microbe types has a different job to boost soil and plant health. According to the USDA, “one teaspoon of healthy soil contains 100 million to 1 billion individual bacteria alone.” Using the wrong kind or too much of a certain chemical can throw your soil out of balance, making it harder for your grass to thrive.
Long-Term Lawn Care
At Heritage Lawns, our Eco-Pride system puts the soil first. Our goal is not just a weed-free lawn, but a weed-free, healthy lawn. Our eco-friendly products take care of the weeds, but not at the expense of the soil. Healthy soil will help yield a thick, dark green, weed-free lawn. No one wants weeds, but simply spraying weeds with herbicides isn’t always the best thing for your lawn. We look at the big picture – lawn health. When your soil is in balance, your grass is more likely to stay healthy season after season because you’ve given it the tools to not just survive, but to thrive. It will be more impervious to drought, insect infestations, and weed growth.
Eco-Pride Builds Resilient Lawns
The difference is while most companies start with the weeds and work their way down, we start with the soil and work our way up. Our goal is to give you a lawn that looks good all season long because it has the strength to bounce back from any inevitable seasonal stress.