As a homeowner, there has probably been a time or two when you have wondered whether or not it is worth it to hire a professional lawn care company to help you maintain your yard. In truth, mowing, weeding, and many other essential tasks can be completed without the help of an expert as long as you have time to do them. On the other hand, there are some lawn services that should be left to the pros. Let’s take a look at them below.

Hire a Lawn Care Company for These Tasks

Shrub and Tree Pruning

The trees and shrubs in your lawn add unique beauty to your property. Regular pruning and trimming are important not only for their appearance but also for their health. While it can be tempting to take on this task by yourself, there are several reasons why you want to leave it to a pro.

First and foremost, balancing yourself in a tree with a sharp cutting implement is downright dangerous. Secondarily, DIY pruning and trimming can actually end up doing more harm than good. This is because homeowners often make common mistakes that can leave their shrubs and trees more vulnerable to infection and disease. Lastly, unless you have trimming and pruning experience, your shrubs and bushes could end up looking lopsided or bare, leaving them looking like they got a bad haircut rather than a professional pruning from an experienced company like ours.

Power Raking

In our previous post, we reviewed the importance of tasks like aeration, dethatching, and power raking. While aeration can be completed by just about anyone with a lawn aerator, power raking should be approached much more cautiously.

It takes a well-trained eye to know when power raking is actually necessary for the health of a residential lawn. Many times, the lawn would be better served with core aeration or dethatching, neither of which can really do much harm if you get a little overzealous with your approach. Power raking, on the other hand, should only be done when there is more than ½ inch of thatch or more, and it can actually damage your turf if it is not done carefully. Power raking is best left to the professionals to ensure that it is done properly, if it is necessary at all.

Sprinkler Repair and Maintenance

When you see that one of your sprinkler heads isn’t spraying quite like it should or that one of your lines is leaking, it can seem like an easy enough fix. All you need to do is replace the faulty head or line and you’re good to go, right? Not necessarily.

Your lawn’s irrigation system is a complex system of lines and valves that carefully control water pressure in order to deliver even water distribution to your lawn. You could cause damage to your lawn (and your home) in the event that the pressure levels become uneven because of an incorrect repair. Parts of your lawn could end up receiving too little or too much water, neither of which is a good thing.

Additionally, if your lawn becomes saturated because of an underground leak, this could result in subsurface water entering your home, causing extensive damage. In addition to sprinkler system repairs, our team is happy to provide start-ups and blow-outs to ensure your irrigation system is in tip-top shape from spring to fall.

Experienced Lawn Services in Spokane

When the time comes to trim back unruly branches, repair your sprinkler lines, or get rid of thick, built-up thatch, Impeccable Landscapes is just a phone call away. Our locally owned, family-operated business has more than 20 years of experience helping homeowners in Washington and Idaho maintain lush, beautiful lawns and we can do the same for you. Contact our team to learn more about our residential landscaping services and request your free, no-obligation estimate to discover green in a whole new way!