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.
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.
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.
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.