No matter how beaten down, abandoned, or destroyed your lawn looks right now, you’ve got someone to rely on. Vista Turf Lawn & Pest experts can rescue your property, increase its curb appeal, and restore your turf to its previous beauty. Sure, your lawn might be damaging the overall value of your property right now, but leave it up to the experts. You won’t be seeing instant results, but with the right amount of time and energy invested, your yard will one day resemble the picture you have seen of it in your dreams.

Since you’re here for expert lawn maintenance advice, we’ve compiled a list of the 5 basic tips to bear in mind, whenever working with lawn maintenance professionals. Some have to do with your expectations and attitude toward lawn service, while others are simple tips on what you, as a homeowner in Cedar Hill, Red Oak, or Ovilla, can do to keep your lawn lush for most of the year. Without further ado, here are the basics:

1. All lawns are work in progress

Lawns are all about things that develop, grow, and require care to maintain their beauty and health. This is true of grass and shrubs, as well as of flowers and ornamental trees. Be aware of the fact that planning out a beautiful yard takes time, as does watching it grow. And remember that sometimes, no matter how much you invest in it, a lawn will simply fail to turn out the way you had hoped it would.

2. Soil tests are crucial

Irrespective of whether you live in Waxahachie, Grand Prairie, or Kennedale, the conditions your lawn enjoys are different, both in terms of climate, as well as of soil quality. The make-up of the soil is particularly important, since it determines how much care the turf and plants will require, as well as how much of a maintenance effort the upkeep will involve. Depending on how acidic your soil is, you’ll figure out what species of grass can thrive on your lawn.

3. Budget right from the get-go

We know that hiring a lawn service company is a financial effort, that not everyone can splurge on. As such, we encourage our clients to set aside a specific budget, which they can spare for lawn maintenance. If you find that your budget is too small to cover your current lawn care needs, you can always size down the lawn by adding fuss-free perennials and shrubbery. They will keep your lawn looking pretty, but save you money on maintenance.

4. Take a DIY approach

Proper lawn maintenance is best achieved through the combined efforts of the home owner and the lawn care experts he or she chooses to work with. That being said, there are a few things you can take care of yourself, such as creating your own fertilizers and compost, investing in some basic tools like a spade, trowel, and rake, and pulling out weeds on a regular basis.

5. Monitor for progress

A lot goes on with a lawn. From planting a new species of grass or flowers to pest attacks or special weather conditions, it’s important to track it all. Log the evolution of your lawn for better monitoring – it will help you understand just what works and what doesn’t for your particular property.