Maintaining the Best Lawn All Summer

Beverage with lemon slices in it on a table in a freshly landscaped lawn. Some cut lemons sitting on table next to glass. Paring knife beside lemons on table.

What’s it like to live in Oklahoma? What’s not to like? There’s a reason they call it the heartland – you’ll find a generous mix of heart and soul here. You might see a sheet flapping in the breeze or a neighbor delivering pea salad to a potluck. It’s not so unusual to see a trucker standing next to his 18-wheeler with his hat over his heart while a funeral procession passes by. And when the church ladies come to call, you hope the lawn looks presentable.

There’s a strong sense of community here, where neighbor helps neighbor.

You might be encouraged to diet but still expected to eat Aunt Bea’s Apple Brown Betty.

You are likely to find a church on every corner and a baptism in the lake on any given Sunday.

The Sooner State would sooner close than give up our football and tailgate parties at Oklahoma State University.

There’s something for everyone, be it stand-up paddleboarding or taking the Bricktown Water Taxi or visiting the quilt show. Oklahoma is never at a loss for things to do and see.

If you are a horse person, then you probably already know that Oklahoma is known as the horse show capital of the world.

Just as much as we love our horses, we love our BBQ, and thanks to the Food Network Channel, so does everyone else. It’s practically un-American not to enjoy a ribeye dripping in BBQ sauce, baked beans, and potato salad.

Outdoor cooking is pretty much a thing here in Oklahoma, whether it be batter-fried onion rings or sweet tea. In fact, you might just find chicken fried steak to be the only thing on the menu.

There’s no shortage of activities in the great outdoors, which means family, friends, and – you guessed it – weddings. Whether you are roping or eloping, June (the most popular month for weddings) is calling, and the invitation list is growing. People will descend upon your turf. That means walking on the grass in everything from snakeskin boots to rhinestone heels.

How can you possibly host a wedding in Oklahoma when the venue has morphed into a moon-washed garden of weeds?

So you’ve looked out your window and seen the damage left behind by an unkind winter. You notice the sand dunes leading up to your front door, but you don’t live in the desert and the rest of the block looks like Beverly Hills. Isn’t it about time to consider going green?

 If you are thinking this might be a good time to get your lawn hitched to a mower, then you are correct. The grass is home to some unmannerly bugs. Grub Worms. Armyworms and Cutworms Billbugs. And grass mites. And yes, ticks. Ugh.

Pests can not only invade your lawn, they can invade your pets as well as your loved ones.  According to an article in Tulsa World, “While northeastern states are the prime areas for Lyme disease, Oklahoma is Ehrlichiosis Central.”

Bacterial infections are spread through tick bites. Although we may tend to think of spotted fever, ehrlichiosis is prevalent in certain parts of the country in the spring and summer. Oklahoma is one of those areas.

Ticks are unwelcome party crashers, so be proactive in treating your lawn for prevention. The last thing you want to do is invite unsuspecting travelers to visit, only to send them home with tick disease. Trust us, they won’t invite themselves back.

Good Lawn Sense Makes Good Sense

Whether or not to take care of your lawn is not even a question. If you live in a planned community, that question is answered for you. You must take care of the lawn or suffer the consequences. Reminders in your mailbox. Letters to the editor in the local paper. Pictures posted on social media. Letters to the mayor. Listen up, there’s an ordinance – and an unkempt lawn just doesn’t cut it.

Perhaps you’re not sure how to take care of the lawn. You don’t know how to trim the hedges or use a weedeater. The good news is, there is a professional lawn care service that can take care of all of your lawn needs. Professional means the job is done right.

You can certainly do it yourself, but that will mean spending more time in the yard and less time doing the things you love (unless you love burning up in the hot sun). If you do go it alone, make sure you water and cut it religiously, and remember to stay hydrated and take frequent breaks.

Professional lawn maintenance could be the best thing you’ve done for yourself. Let’s talk about some of the benefits:

Aesthetic Value

It feels good to come home to a manicured yard. You’ve spent all day working, and a welcoming yard is a sweet reward.

It’s Easier on the Body

You may be young and able to pull and push and lug around equipment, bending and stooping, and it may fill you with endorphins – but if you are like many of us, you will be in a hot bath later on, with your muscles screaming for relief. Yard work is hard work.

Better Equipment

Imagine using a lawnmower that’s been donated to your church. You’d protest, but you’re the preacher. You live in the church parsonage. You crank up the new/used riding mower, and off you go all the way to the back of the yard, and it dies. Worse, it’s parked right over a hornet’s nest. You can only guess what we think about this. We vote for the professional model.

Your lawn is the first thing people see when they arrive at your house. It makes a statement about you and the things you care about. Perimeter Landscape knows how to take care of your lawn. Our seasoned professionals will be pleased to schedule an estimate. Give us a call. Your lawn will be happy, and so will you.