Are healthy lawns a sign of consumer confidence? Or is consumer confidence rendering an uptick in healthy lawns? The lawn care industry normally experiences an increase when times are good. That is, people begin to invest in their lawns either by hiring lawn care professionals or purchasing higher-end products for do-it-yourself care. As pointed out by a recent article on FMC Turfwire.com, home sales are starting to rise, the net worth of the average American household is increasing, and the Gallup Economic Confidence Index shows that Americans are more confident in the economy this year than in the last five years. All this seems to equate to healthier lawns.
People want to enhance their overall property. One way to do that is to pay attention to landscaping and turf needs. Once you get your lawn and garden healthy, it’s easy to keep it that way, with a little TLC. Healthy turf filters toxins out of rainwater, creating a natural healthy lifecycle. If the turf isn’t healthy, it tends to perpetuate a downward spiral. Healthy lawns and gardens require regular maintenance, including weed control, fertilizing and insecticide treatments. A professional lawn care company can provide all of these services within a budget that’s right for you. Get a basic package if you’re just starting out and your confidence level still needs some encouragement. It will cover your critical needs and improve the look of your lawn quickly. If you’re extremely confident and you want your lawn to show it, invest in a higher-level deluxe package or one that includes your trees and shrubs. These plans not only offer summertime treatments, but add fall over-seeding and aeration, weed control and winter granular fertilization. This way, your lawn will be ready for next spring and summer, and you’ll exude confidence all year round.