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Lawn Mowing & Maintenance, Mulch Installation, Sod Installation, & Annual Flower Planting Are Among The Lawn Services We Offer Our Customers In Lakeland, Auburndale, & Plant City, FL
Our team of professionals will provide lawn care that will keep your grass and landscape beds healthy and your yard looking well-manicured.
Let’s face it – you have two choices when it comes to lawn maintenance: Do it yourself or hire someone. If you choose to hire someone, you need to make sure you are making the right choice in who you hire.
At Creative Edge Landscape & Lawn Care, LLC, we possess a team of experienced lawn maintenance professionals armed with the right tools and the appropriate knowledge to handle your lawn care needs.
Our lawn services are designed to not only keep your yard looking neat and well-manicured, but to also keep your grass and the plants of your landscape beds healthy.
The lawn services that we have to offer the communities in and around Lakeland, Plant City, & Auburndale include lawn mowing and lawn maintenance, mulch installation, sod installation, landscape bed weed control, trimming of your shrubs and hedges, and planting of colorful annual flowers.
What Our Regular Lawn Mowing & Lawn Maintenance Includes
Our lawn mowing & maintenance services include grass cutting, string trimming around hard to reach areas such as your mailbox or tight corners of your yard, edging your lawn along sidewalks, driveways, and other hard surfaces, and blowing grass clippings back into your lawn.
Our lawn mowing and maintenance services are offered on a regular basis. In the area of Central Florida that includes Lakeland, Auburndale, and Plant City we find that the optimal routine for grass cutting is:
- During the period between April and October…weekly.
- During the period between November and March…bi-weekly.
As a result of the routine that we follow, you can expect to receive approximately 40 to 42 lawn mowing and maintenance sessions per year.
The One-Third Rule & Grass Species Commonly Used For Lawns In Central Florida
When it comes to mowing a lawn, all you need to know is how to push or ride a lawnmower, right? Wrong! Our lawn service team members are professionals for a reason!
Mowing your lawn without understanding the requirements of the grass species that your lawn consists of is a sure way to cause damage that may result in the need for resodding your yard.
We follow the one-third rule as the general method of lawn mowing. The one-third rule requires that no more than one-third of the height of your grass blades are cut off.
However, following the one-third rule is just the start. Our lawn maintenance professionals understand what healthy heights are for various species of turf grasses used in the lawns of Central Florida. For example:
- Proper cut height for St. Augustine grass is 3.5 to 4 inches.
- Proper cut height for Bahiagrass is 3 to 4 inches.
- Proper cut height for Bermuda grass is 0.5 to 2 inches.
- Proper cut height for Zoysia grass is 1 to 2 inches.
Mulch Installation Services: Increase Your Yard’s Curb Appeal While Protecting The Plants In Your Landscape Beds
All across the region spanning from Plant City on the western side of Lakeland, through Lakeland itself, and out to Auburndale on the eastern side of Lakeland, Florida you will find yards with landscape beds that feature a reddish mulch. Red mulch is very commonly used, particularly in the newer housing developments that are springing up all over Polk County.
While the aesthetic benefits of a properly done mulch installation are obvious, what is less apparent are the benefits that mulch has for the plants in your landscape beds. A few benefits are:
- Reduction of the risk for a disease to spread amongst the plants in your landscape beds.
- Retention of moisture.
- Insulation of the soil in your landscape beds from extreme temperatures.
When you hire our team to perform a mulch installation for you, we make sure to lay the mulch evenly across your beds at a depth of 1 to 2 inches.
Gain A New Lawn Instantly With Our Sod Installation
It could be from a lawn fungal disease, improper irrigation practices, or even over fertilizing, but there may come a point in time when your lawn cannot be salvaged. This is a time that you will need our sod installation service.
The soil in much of the areas covering Lakeland, Plant City, and Auburndale does not lend itself towards growing a new lawn by laying grass seeds, like what can be done in other areas of the United States. A sod installation provides a few distinct advantages:
- There is already a layer of enriched soil that the grass has taken root in.
- The grass is already grown to maturity and is hardy enough to withstand some of the.harsh heat of a Central Florida summer (with proper watering).
- With sod, you instantly gain an entire lawn in virtually no time at all.
The procedure involved with performing a sod installation include such steps as:
- Measuring the area where the sod installation will be taking place.
- Rototilling the soil to a depth of about 6 to 8 inches.
- Raking the soil level.
- Laying the turf in rows, while trying to create tight seams.
- Cutting out any sections that are around curves and also slicing openings for sprinkler heads.
- Using a lawn roller to press the sod up against the soil beneath it more firmly.
Add Landscape Bed Weed Control To Your Lawn Services
Even though installing a layer of mulch in your landscape beds can help to prevent weeds from taking over, there are always a few weeds that find a way to try and establish themselves.
In order to halt the advance of weeds within your landscape beds, we offer weed control lawn care in which we spray weed-killer on any weeds that have begun to appear in your landscape beds. We will also spray any weeds that are making their way through cracks or seams in your sidewalk and driveway.
Our landscape bed weed control makes a great lawn care add-on to our lawn mowing and maintenance service!
Our Trimming Service Will Keep Your Shrubs, Hedges, & Small Trees Well-Managed & Healthy
Trimming of landscape bed shrubs and hedges is a popular service that our customers throughout Plant City, Lakeland, and Auburndale, Florida add to the existing lawn services that they are receiving from us.
There are several aspects of your yard that will affect you yard’s curb appeal instantly. One of those are having shrubs and hedges that are neatly trimmed and well-managed. That said, aesthetics are not the only reason to invest in our trimming services.
Some additional benefits of having your shrubs, hedges, and small trees trimmed include:
- More sunlight is able to reach parts of the plant that may have not been receiving an optimal amount.
- The sizing and growth of your shrubs and small trees are kept under control.
- Keeping your landscape hedges, shrubs, and small trees well-managed reduces infestation by insects and the risk of disease.
Accent Your Landscape Beds With Annual Color
Planting annual flowers is a spectacular way to add accents and contrast to your landscape beds. Our Creative Edge Landscape & Lawn Care, LLC team members are experienced professionals when it comes to any of our lawn services, including planting annual flowers.
There are considerations that come into play with regards to planting annual flowers. Some of these considerations are:
- What time of the year does a particular annual have the best chance to thrive
- How much water does an annual need. An annual that does not need much water should not be mixed in with ones that do.
- Is there enough space within your landscape beds to accommodate the growth cycle of the chosen annuals.
- What are the sunlight requirements of the selected annuals.
All of the mentioned considerations, as well as others, are vital to the planning and planting of annual flowers for seasonal color.
Popular Annual Flowers That Can Thrive In Central Florida
Travel through Auburndale, Lakeland, or Plant City and you will see a variety of annual flowers that can thrive in the environment of Central Florida.
The most popular annual flowers that we plant for our customers are:
- California Poppies
The ability for any of these annual flowers to thrive depends heavily on proper preparation of the segment of landscape bed where they will be planted. This includes making sure the soil is loosened, fertilizing the soil before planting, and adding a layer of mulch to help hold moisture and keep weeds at bay.
Call our licensed and insured company to handle all of your lawn service needs.
Creative Edge Landscape is more than just a “mow, blow, and go” lawn care company. We have knowledgeable and skilled team members who know what it takes to properly perform lawn services such as lawn mowing, lawn maintenance, mulch installation, sod installation, landscape bed weed control, and planting of annual flowers for seasonal color.
We are licensed and insured to give our customers a piece of mind that we stand behind all of the lawn services and tree services that you could possibly need as a resident in and around Lakeland, Plant City, and Auburndale, Florida.
Call us today at (863) 812-5968 and see the difference that hiring a professional company like Creative Edge Landscape and Lawn Care, LLC can make for your yard.