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Lawn Sprinkler Start-Up Tips for Commercial Property Owners

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If you own multi-housing or commercial properties, one thing you want prospective tenants to notice is your healthy, green grass. Not only is it beautiful, but it gives a positive impression about how well you keep the entire property maintained.

And with spring in full bloom and summer a little over a month away, it’s more important than ever to make sure you have in place a fully functional lawn sprinkler system. If you do, then your system should be started up. If not, then here are a few tips to remember to make sure your lawn sprinklers are correctly started up:

Proper sprinkler startups mean more than just turning on the water

It’s not enough just to turn on the water and call it a day. When a member of the Classic Lawnscape team does a lawn sprinkler or irrigation startup, they will take a look at each zone and make sure:

  • Sprinkler heads are popping up
  • The system has the correct amount of water pressure
  • Sprinkler heads aren’t leaking or are clogged
  • There are no leaks or wet spots

These are only a few of the items we’ll take a look at. Contact us to learn more.

Think about coverage

A sprinkler system startup is a great time to think about whether your landscape is getting the appropriate amount of water coverage. Are all the plants and grass getting the necessary amount of water, or is the system leaving something to be desired? We can take a look at these issues when a member of the Classic Lawnscape team turns on your system.

Call in a professional if you’ve never done a start-up before

If you’ve never started a system before and are not sure what to look for, then give Classic Lawnscape a call or click here to request a free estimate. Not having the experience can cause issues if you’re unfamiliar with how the system should work. This is especially important for property owners, as commercial systems may be more involved than normal residential systems.

Want to learn more about a lawn sprinkler system start-up? Call us at 763-780-7231.

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Lino Lakes Lawn Care Services: Advantages to Using Professionals

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Do you want to take your Lino Lakes property to the next level? Then you’ll want to strongly consider using a professional Lino Lakes lawn care services company like Classic Lawnscape, which can transform your lawn into a beautiful, serene space. There are a number of advantages to using a professional lawn care services company, and here are some of the most acknowledged:

The right lawn care schedule

If you’re hiring a Lino Lakes lawn care services professional to take care of your lawn or yard, you’ll want to have regular schedule of when necessary items, like grass cutting, will take place. Your lawn will look far more attractive when it’s cut on a regular basis, like weekly or bi-weekly. We offer weekly mowing, so your grass is sure to always look its best.

The best growth

A Lino Lakes lawn care services professional knows that the best looking lawns are the result of more than just regular mowing. Fertilizing, weed control, insecticides, fungicides and core aeration are also valuable steps we can take in making sure your lawn or yard always looks its absolute best.

In order to make sure your lawn is always at the top of its game, our Lino Lakes lawn care services experts can diagnose and treat any pests or plant diseases that might be hindering or impacting its growth. We take caution when applying insecticides or fungicides in order to solve your pest or disease problems.

The necessary tools and equipment

Proper lawn care relies on having the right tools and equipment in order to effectively maintain the life of your plants and lawn. By hiring our Lino Lakes lawn care services experts, you won’t need to invest in these tools, which can be expensive. Not only do we have reliable lawn mowers, but we have in tow other important tools, like those used for edging, trimming, pest management and more.

Want to know more about our Lino Lakes lawn care services? Call us now at 763-780-7231 or Request a Free Estimate.

Common Lawn Care Errors in Minneapolis

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We, at Classic Lawnscape, know you can’t be an expert on everything. You may be a nurse, an IT professional or even an actor. Stick to what you do best and leave the lawn care to us! There are some frequent errors that we see on the job, making it even more necessary for people to hire professional Minneapolis lawn care services.

Overwatering

Watering your lawn too much can drown your plant’s roots. Lawns do not need an extreme amount of watering. A professional lawn care service can work with you to determine an appropriate watering plan. You may want to install an irrigation system, which would do the watering for you. This is another service a lawn care company can provide.

Incorrect Grass Choice

There is a difference in the types of grass you plan depending on your climate and environment. Some grass is intended for warmer, other grass is intended for shady places. If you plant the wrong kind of grass, it may not grow correctly. A company providing lawn care services would be able to help you find the correct type of grass for your lawn.

Too Much Mowing

It is actually possible to mow your lawn too much and cut it too short. Cutting your lawn too short forces your grass to tap into its food reserve, which causes it to thin out. A professional lawn care expert would be able to keep up with your mowing on a regular basis. They know the appropriate length to maintain your lawn.

If you’re ready to have a professional lawn care service look at your lawn, call Classic Lawnscape today at 763-780-7231 or visit our website for more information. Investing in Minneapolis lawn care services for your yard can keep it greener and healthier all year.

Commercial Turf Management Tips in Anoka MN

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The growing season is just around the corner, so if your Anoka MN commercial property has Bermuda grass, now is the time to start getting ready. The tools may be simple enough – fertilizer, water, aeration and mowing – but what makes the difference between lush, green turf and a messy brown patch is turf management with near-perfect time and precision.

With this in mind, here are some tips on using the different tools associated with turf management on your Anoka landscape:

Water

Water needs to be plentiful and have a low salt content. If you’re unsure of how to provide water to your turf, now’s the time to decide. Sprinkler and irrigation system lines should be put in place now, so the grass has plenty of time to grow over trenches. These systems need to have overlapping coverage, as wind will cause moisture to blow away.

Mowing

Bermuda grass should be mowed with either a sharp rotary or reel-type mower blade. Other practices can be undone with a dull mower reel-type blade, which pulls leaf blades and stems away from the plants. During the growing season, mowing should be three-quarter inches and expanded to one and a half inches in the summer.

Aeration

Aeration, the process of mowing and fracturing soil to allow air and rainfall to penetrate into root zones, can be done during the growing season. This process helps to offset compaction by giving the grass time for re-growth.

Fertilizer

For Bermuda grass, the fertilizer first ratio number should be high, since this figure indicates the amount of nitrogen in the product, and nitrogen is what enhances leaf blade growth. Fertilizing begins and ends during months of generous rainfall, so take advantage of these times when planning how to best take care of your turf.

Want a pro to handle your Anoka turf management? Call 763-780-7231 or Click Here for a Free Estimate.

Snow & Ice Management: Best Done When You Relax

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A snowfall is peaceful and beautiful to look at. However, this awe won’t last for long as soon as you realize it has to be somehow removed. And snow removal can be dealt with in one of the following ways:

  • You and others can shovel it
  • You and others can use a snow blower to clear it away
  • You can just ignore it and leave the snow where it is, which, if you plan on leaving your house, isn’t a practical option
  • You can hire a commercial snow and ice management company, like Classic Lawnscape, to handle removing the snow and ice so you don’t have to

Doing it yourself is OK for small areas, like entry and walk ways. However, when the amount of snow increases, or if your home or office has a much larger parking lot and driveway, then you should think seriously about having us do it, so you can sit back and relax, or focus on work and not snow removal.

Ignoring the snow will not work in those areas (i.e. Minnesota) that experience harsh winters. It’s not wise to let snow and ice accumulate, for reasons of both practicality and liability.

Hiring a professional to take care of it is the best solution in most cases. We have the equipment to do landscaping and yard work, and when winter comes along, we are able to use this equipment and experience to remove snow ice quickly and efficiently.

Trying to remove snow and ice can lead to safety issues. Snow removal requires more exertion than gardening for example, and you’ll be faced with this, breathing in cold air and the danger of injuring yourself from falling on a slippery surface.

Want us to take care of shoveling your snow? Give us a call at 763-780-7231 or Click Here to Request a Free Estimate.

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Irrigation Management
Is your irrigation system in good shape? We offer professional solutions to irrigating your property's landscape.

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Turf Management
Fighting a turf war? Let us get involved! Our professional turf managers provide weekly care, maintenance and more.

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Landscape Management
Is caring for your landscape getting tiresome? We'll care for your plants and landscape on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis.
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Snow & Ice Management
Don't like to shovel snow? We do! We'll clear snow and ice from your parking lot and sidewalks, making sure people can get to you safely.
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