Save Time and Effort by Scheduling Snow Removal Services

We can help you prevent slips, falls and accidents

Snowy sidewalks and driveways can lead to serious accidents and injuries. You can take a simple step to keep your property safe this winter by hiring Andy's Lawn Care for snow removal services. We have the equipment needed to remove snow quickly and efficiently.

Don't get up early on snowy days to shovel your driveway - we can take care of that for you. Contact us today to arrange for service.

Expect thorough snow removal services from our pros

Expect thorough snow removal services from our pros

Are you prepared for winter weather? Call 563-920-4254 now to set up recurring snow plowing services. On snowy days, we'll stop by your home or commercial facility and:

Plow your driveway or parking area
Remove snow from your sidewalk
Salt your sidewalk, porch steps and walkways

You can depend on us to do the job right the first time. We'll go above and beyond to ensure that your driveway and walkways are clear so you can conduct business as usual throughout the winter.

When to mow your lawn

It's best to mow early in the morning or in the evening. This is because mowing during the middle of the day where temperatures are at their highest can cause the plant to go into shock. It is also recommended to mow when your grass is dry. Dry grass allows your lawn mowers to function better as well as minimize disease exposure that can spread from plant to plant.

How to mow your lawn

Mow your lawn using the one-third rule. The one-third rule says that you should never remove more than one-third of the leaf blade during any one lawn mowing. For example, if the recommended mowing height for a turfgrass is 2 inches, the height of the grass should not exceed 3 inches before it is mowed back to 2 inches.

Why? Turfgrasses, like other green plants, provide themselves with the necessary nutrients to grow through the process of photosynthesis. This is the process by which green plants and certain other organisms transform light energy (sun) into chemical energy. During photosynthesis in green plants, light energy is captured and utilized to convert water, carbon dioxide, and minerals into oxygen and energy-rich organic compounds.

When over one-third of the leaf blade is removed during the mowing process, there is significantly less surface area remaining to absorb the light energy to allow the process of photosynthesis to continue. Therefore, the green plant will produce less food for itself, resulting in a less healthy plant that is susceptible to insect damage and disease. Overcutting weakens the grass and also inhibits the growth of the roots, leading to the creation of a small, shallow root system. During the dry season, shallow roots can dry out which leads to the inevitable death of the plant or grass. Large root systems below ground allow grass to grow tall and healthy and can withstand the dry, summer months.

Lawn Mowing Tips

  • Select an appropriate mowing height: Generally speaking, the appropriate mowing height is two to three inches. Set the blade to the correct height of cut and mow frequently enough so you cut off no more than the top third of the grass plant. This will encourage stronger and healthier roots.
  • Don't cut too short: Cutting your lawn too short can cause your lawn to lose moisture at a more rapid pace and fosters an environment for weed and disease infestation.
  • Keep the lawn mower blades sharp: Sharp blades need to produce a clean, even cut because unsharpened blades have a tendency of ripping the grass tissue. Torn grass tissue results in a tan or brown cast to the lawn. The ripping also creates a breeding ground for disease and other issues.
  • Leave grass clippings on your lawn: This process is called mulching, grasscycling, or recycling. Grass clippings can reduce your need for fertilizer as much as 25% because they are full of essential nutrients. Grass clippings break down easily and cause issues only if there is an excessive amount.
  • Change directions: Mowing causes the grass to lie over slightly, causing mowing patterns to develop. It's important alternate directions with each mowing to avoid the grass to lie over. Changing directions also reduces compaction and wear.

Are you ready to have a lawn your neighbors are green with envy over? Call our lawn experts today for a FREE estimate. We understand that each customer and their lawn has different needs and therefore requires different care. Let Lawn Love put together a customizable and comprehensive solution for your landscape! Maintaining a beautiful and healthy lawn doesn't have to be difficult when you allow Andy's Lawn Care to do the work.