Published on Thursday, March 14, 2019
It’s that time of year: spring cleaning is happening, whether we like it or not! Inside our homes, we’re scrubbing floors, dusting baseboards, sorting through old clothes, and more. Outside our homes, there are yard chores waiting to be done as well.
What happens if you neglect these yard chores? Or if you’re overzealous in performing them? Your lawn can suffer, but so can your landscape beds. If you’ve invested a lot of money in getting those in shape, then you want to work to protect that investment. However, some of these tasks can be best performed by a lawn care professional like Sunset Mowing.
Here are some of the biggest mistakes you can make when spring cleaning your landscape beds in St. Cloud,...
Published on Monday, February 18, 2019
Sitting just north of St. Cloud, and situated right alongside the Mississippi River, Sauk Rapids enjoys a charming, small town feel. Many of the nearly 14,000 residents know each other or have common friends and family.
Even though our winters are cold and windy, our summers are sunny with long stretches of temperatures in the 80s. That leaves plenty of time to enjoy the outdoors, as long as you take an organized approach and have a plan of action for your lawn and landscaping needs.
Proper clean-up and preparations are needed to ensure your property is ready for a big comeback in spring, which calls for a lawn care schedule in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota.
That said, and with spring on the way, It’s important to know when to...
Published on Friday, January 18, 2019
There are 4 absolutely critical "must-dos" in order to obtain a perfect lawn in 2019. These include consistent and proper mowing, correctly watering your lawn, and ensuring it has the nutrients it needs. While basic utilization of these services will make your lawn amazing, combined, they still are quite enough to get you that “perfect lawn” you want this year in the St. Cloud, MN area.
1. Proper Mowing Techniques & Consistent Schedule
Here in the St. Cloud, MN area, our lawns need to be mowed on a weekly basis during the prime growing season (April through October). During the winter, our grass goes dormant, so there is no reason to continue mowing. At the end and beginning of...
Published on Thursday, December 13, 2018
Maintaining a healthy and thriving lawn is no easy task. Each year, there are many homeowners in Minnesota that kill their lawns by accident, or at least part of it. For other homeowners, it may feel like it's impossible to make the grass look great year after year. Here is a list of the most common mistakes DIY homeowners make that accidentally kill their lawns.
1. Overwatering and Underwatering
Improper watering is the number one reason we see lawns dying in the St. Cloud area. If you constantly overwater or underwater your lawn, there is no hope.
In Minnesota, lawns need 1" of water per week.
It's near impossible to properly water your lawn without an automated irrigation/sprinkler system. Trying to...