5 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Fall

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It’s the best time of year for fall fanatics! Preparing for fall is such a drastic change from spring and summer that many see it as a breath of fresh air after the hot summer months. With many favorites that everyone can identify, it’s fun to see fall home projects start popping up in your neighborhood. Preparing for fall is actually fairly easy, and there are a ton of ways to make sure you’re all ready by the time cool weather is here to stay and fall is well underway!

Clear Out the Gutters

As the weather starts to get cooler, it’s common for leaves to start falling, pointing to the start of the fall season. If the leaves don’t get removed, they can clog gutters and lead to serious roof damage. If you find yourself struggling to keep up with water coming into the house, it’s likely that panels are damaged. Take a look, and you might notice the gutters are too full of fall leaves.

Drain Lawn Care Equipment of Fluids

Don’t put away your mower or weed whacker without draining it of the fuel needed to keep it running. Any leftover fuel can damage the equipment and give you problems come spring when it’s time to get things back out again.

Prepare for Winter, Even if it Seems Early

It’s not necessarily going to snow in October but getting ready now means you’re prepared for anything that winter might throw your way. Plus, you’re likely making room by storing things from summer, so take some initiative and stock up on salt, as well as fuel for the snowblower.

Fertilize for Fall

Grass goes through something fierce during the fall and winter. Taking time to fertilize now will make a difference when things thaw out after winter and spring show a lawn that’s weathered the weather. Taking time to fertilize now gives your grass the strength it needs to handle snow, freezing temps, and even the random heat rushes we get late in September and into October sometimes.

Check Your HVAC Now Before Issues Pop Up Later

As you transition from air conditioning to heating sooner than later, make sure to get your HVAC serviced. This could be as simple as something being replaced or renewed, and really not cause much of a headache. It helps to be proactive here because when temps start dropping hard, you don’t want to be left without heat.

Tips To Keep Your Lawn Fresh

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Every homeowner dreams of a lush green lawn, but keeping your lawn in tip-top shape 365 days out of the year can be a big job. Here are a few tips on how to keep your lawn looking fresh all year long.

Fertilizer: Fertilizing your lawn a few times a year can go a long way. It’s good to fertilize once in the spring, then again in midsummer with a food blend higher in nitrogen than other elements. Fertilizing too much can mean too much growth, by reducing the amount of fertilizer you can save time and energy.  It is best to fertilize after mowing and when the grass is dry to help it stick to the blades

Take Care of your Lawn Mower: Mowing your lawn regularly is important to keep it looking full and lush all year long. In order to do so, you need to keep your lawn mower in good condition. Make sure to drain gasoline and oil from your lawnmower when you are done using it. Any gasoline that stays in the tank for over a year can gum up your carburetor.

Watering: It is best to water your lawn in the early hours of the morning. This gives the lawn an opportunity to dry before nightfall when many types of fungus are most active. This is also usually a non-peak time for water supply. It is better to water well a couple of times a week than lightly daily. Deep soaking encourages deep roots growth while light watering encourages roots to stay close to the surface of the soil making your lawn susceptible to heat and drought.

Repair Brown Spots: Many times your pets can cause unwanted brown spots on your lawns. There is a high nitrogen content in pet urine which causes it to burn the grass. It is best to water these areas well within 8 hours to help dilute the high nitrogen levels. If these spots go untreated then you will need to repair them to help get your green grass back.

5 Weekend Projects to Increase the Value of your Home

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The work week can get insanely busy. There’s no limit to what work might ask of you, and worst of all, when you finally get home, your energy is likely on empty. For most homeowners, the best time to get a project done is going to be the weekend but given the short amount of time available on Saturday and Sunday, its best to plan to maximize that time as efficiently as possible. Here are 5-weekend projects that increase the value of your home in the most noticeable way possible.

Landscaping

Nothing says more about your home than the look of the outside. A messy landscaping job can likely point to a messy interior, and that’s a major turn off should you ever decide to try and sell the home. Adding mulch and some plants around a mailbox could even be enough to increase the perspective value of your home, and larger projects only provide a larger return on investments.

Renovate the Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most highly noticeable changes that you can make to a home. The countertops alone could help boost the value of your home by a few thousand dollars. Not to mention, when selling a home, it is a huge buyer’s hotspot to check and see what condition the kitchen is in. Make the improvements now, for your sake, and the possibility of a sale in the future.

Make it Energy Efficient

Your home is likely losing value due to outdated heating and cooling tools. Not only could the actual system need an update, but the various things that keep cool and hot air in the house like windows and installation might need a tune-up too. A consultation could point you in the right direction and get your value up exponentially.

Have a Flexible Floor Plan

A flexible floor plan allows you to make any room in the house whatever you may want it to be. That ability to choose the layout is a big improvement over feeling like each room is already determined for you. If you ever choose to sell this could be a huge factor.

Update Technology

This one is just as much for you as it is your home. Updating things to provide a smart home technology experience is a great way to make home life easier. A Nest thermostat or Philips Hue lighting system could really make it feel like you are living in the future.

These changes make your home’s value skyrocket, and they’re easy to knock out in a weekend!

Give Your Lawn A Facelift Just in Time For The Nice Weather

With summer just around the corner in the Norfolk area, many residents and businesses are preparing their yards and properties for outdoor activities, gatherings, and parties. While it’s great to have a clean and well maintained yard, you can really wow guests this summer by hiring an experienced company to provide landscape design for your yard. The best part is that you can save time, and ensure the job gets done right every time by hiring a lawn care professional near you.professionally maintained lawn

Here at Lola’s Landscape we offer expert lawn care services, here are a few of the benefits of giving your lawn a facelift just in time for the nice Massachusetts weather this upcoming summer.

  • Lola’s Landscape has the lawn care expertise:  Keeping and caring for a healthy lawn takes a little bit more knowledge than your average homeowner may have. Many people may look to the internet or the local home improvement store for lawn-care tips and tricks but still lack the skills of a professional. This is where the experts at Lola’s Landscape come in handy. We have the knowledge, experience, and expertise to provide you with that lush, green lawn you’ve been longing for to really wow family and friends this summer.
  • Professional lawn care and landscaping adds value to your Norfolk home: At some point, most people intend to sell their home at one point or another. If that time is nearing close, hiring a professional lawn care company will help increase the value of your home. The yard and outdoor area is one of the first things a potential homebuyer sees when viewing a home, and the appearance will have a big impact on first impressions. By having a healthy and well maintained lawn, it can help sway potential home buyers in the right direction.
  • Lola’s can stop underlying lawn problems before they start: We ensure all of our lawn care professionals are trained to find a potential problem with your lawn before it escalates. Lawn care professionals are trained to spot a problem before it starts. Lola’s training and experience allows us to spot signs of diseases, pests, weeds, and improper maintenance that the untrained eye might not notice. Stopping these problems before they start will save you money, time and your beautiful lawn.
  • Lola’s will help save you time, so you can enjoy the weather: Maintaining  a beautiful, green lawn require a lot of time and dedication. Researching and planning the steps to maintain your lawn takes a lot of time, add in the physical work and you’ve spent hours working on your lawn instead of enjoying it. One of the many benefits of hiring Lola’s Landscape is that it will save you precious time. Experienced lawn professionals will create and maintain a beautiful lawn, while you can spend your time relaxing and entertaining during the beautiful Norfolk, Franklin and Wrentham, MA summers.

If you would like a quote on Lola’s Landscape lawn care and lawn maintenance services in the Norfolk area, fill out the contact form on this page or give us a call at 774-248-4584 today!

Lawn Mowing

Here at Lola’s Landscape, we offer all types of landscaping services; lawn mowing is one of the basic, yet very important, lawn maintenance technique. We mow lawns all over Norfolk Count, call today to schedule an appointment! 774-248-4584.

We usually begin our mowing services during the first weeks of May, it all depends on the weather. For now, it seems that we should be right on schedule, so we’re aiming to start our mowing services in just about a week, so call us today to make an appointment!!

When mowing your lawn, we there are two concerns we keep in mind, the frequency and the height to which we cut your grass; you don’t want to mow your lawn too much, and you don’t want to cut your grass too short!

The length you cut your grass can make all the difference between a healthy and unhealthy lawn. We usually cut about 2-3 inches off.

The frequency of mowing your lawns will vary, depending on how fast your grass grows. We also offer weeding removal to go along with our mowing services!’

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please give Lola’s Landscape a call at 774-248-4584.

Lawn Care in Norfolk County

For over four years we have been providing our lawn care services to cities and towns around the Norfolk County area.

Our landscape services can be anything from mowing, to tree removal, all the way to lawn repair and installation. Our expert landscapers will be sure to provide you with the best lawn services around!

The main goal, here at Lola’s Landscape is to go above and beyond all of our customers’ expectations. We are able to achieve this goal by using skilled and experienced landscapers, and always finishing a project on time, and within budget.

Taking care of your lawn is a lot of work, and a lot of people just don’t have the time to dedicate attention to their grass; this is where Lola’s Landscape comes in handy! We will help you with all of your landscaping needs!

For a free estimate, please feel free to give us a call at 774-248-4584.

Lawn Mowing Services in Norfolk County

We provide our lawn mowing services, among others, to the cities and towns around the Norfolk area.

Mowing your lawn properly is an important step in maintaining healthy grass. Taking care of you lawn takes a lot of work, and can be hard to keep up with during the course of a busy week; not to worry, here at Lola’s Landscape, we will take care of your grass, while you tend to the tasks on your busy schedule!

You’re probably thinking that mowing your lawn couldn’t possibly be that difficult; well it isn’t when you know what you’re doing! Our landscapers have been trained in the skill of properly mowing a lawn.

We know that your grass is in a healthier state when it is about 2 to 3 inches tall and we know how often to cut each individual lawn.

Cutting your grass at the right height, will help the soil attract sunlight and water; two things that will help your grass thrive! If you have any questions about our lawn mowing services, please feel free to give us a call at 774-248-4584.

 

Tree Removal in Bellingham MA

Just the other day, we had a phone call from a man, who lived in Bellingham MA, and he was interested in our tree services. He said that he had a really old tree in his back yard, which had dead branches hanging over his neighbor’s garage and cars. He said he spoke with his neighbor, who said he was nervous about the tree falling on his garage, or harming one of his children.

We arrived on site, and could see that the next big storm would most likely cause the branches to fall into his neighbor’s property; which could potentially cost him a lot of money in repairs. We decided that it would be the safest choice to just knock down the whole tree; that way he won’t have to keep paying a company to trim up the branches.

The way the tree was angled, we had to ask our customer if we could use his neighbor’s driveway to park our truck. He ended up asking his neighbor, and his neighbor said no problem.

With the neighbor’s permission, we parked our car in the driveway, and we were able to get started on taking down this massive oak. In the end we were successfully able to remove the tree from the backyard.

Both the neighbor and our customer were both very pleased with the swift work we just completed. They both felt safer, and our customer said that he can finally relax now that he doesn’t have to worry about paying for his neighbor’s damaged property!

We provide tree services, which include complete removal, stump removal, and branch trimming to residents of Bellingham MA. We also provide landscape services, from maintenance, lawn care, lawn installation, and more to residents and businesses. If you are interested in any of our landscape services, please give us a call at 774-248-4584.

Millis MA

Since 2009, here at Lola’s Landscape, we have been providing our expert landscaping services to residents and business owners of Millis MA. We provide a variety of services from spring cleanups, to landscape design, and lawn installation.

Just a few days ago, we had a call from a customer, who was interested in our lawn repair services. She said that her lawn had a brownish color, and she could tell that it wasn’t very healthy. We told her that we would send out a team to inspect her lawn, to see if they could figure out what was wrong with her lawn. One of our landscapers traveled to her house, and he could see that her yard was being overrun by insects and various grass diseases. Right away he suggested three services that would eliminate these diseases, and insects: dethatching, watering and fertilizing.

Once your grass is healthy enough, it will be able to fight off these invasions; when your lawn is not healthy, it is not strong enough to fight these infections, and it can become very costly to fix. So when you first notice your lawn’s poor condition, call us right away so that we can bring its health up high enough to fight off these insects!

We will watered her lawn, we told her that she needs to do this at least twice a week, go rid of all the thatch (leaves and debris) from the soil, and fertilized her lawn. After a few checkups here and there, her lawn will be in tip top shape; strong enough to fight off insects and other diseases that can harm your lawn!

We provide our services all over Norfolk County; if you are interested in a free estimate, please give us a call at 774-248-4584; we are looking forward to helping improve the health of your grass this summer!

Spring Cleanup in Medway MA

Just a few days ago, we received a call from a family in Medway MA, seeking our spring clean up services. They said that they found us online, and wanted to know if it was too late for a spring clean up; we told them no, and asked them if they were interested in a free estimate.

They explained how big their yard was, what it looked like, and how much damage had been done by the winter. After we discussed the size and condition of the lawn, I gave them an estimate, and they were very interested in our services. They ended up making an appointment for the next morning.

My team and I arrived to their home, and could see right away that their yard was covered with leaves, broken branches, and other debris left over from winter and spring; we began working right away.

The debris was covering up the soil of the yard, which was preventing the grass from growing strong and healthy. We pulled and cut all the debris from the soil; sun and rain can finally reach the soil, which will help it grow strong enough to fight off weeds.

They were so impressed with our workmanship, that they asked us if we provided mulching services. We said we did, and that the best time to mulch is in June-August, when the weather is hot. The mulch will keep the soil moist and cool during the hot summer months. They said that they would like to schedule our mulching services for June 13, we said yes, of course!

Here at Lola’s Landscape, we provide our expert services year round. We are looking forward to helping you maintain you lawn. If you have any questions about our landscaping services, please give Adam Lola a call today at 774-248-4584.