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The Cleanr Mow Experience

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The Cleanr Mow Experience

Excited and ready to enjoy the summer months but dreading the lawn work in the hot, hot summer heat that comes along with it? Prefer to spend time out at the cabin and not have to come in once a week to mow the lawn? Cleanr Mow makes it easy and affordable to hire a lawn care or landscape professional to handle your yard work for you. This is the Cleanr Mow experience.

We Keep Our Commitments

Cleanr Mow is different than a lot of companies here in the Winnipeg lawn care industry. We make a commitment to the customer and we strive to always keep our promises. It is not uncommon for other companies to come and mow your lawn when they want, not on any particular schedule. With Cleanr Mow, we mow your lawn on the same day and around the same time every single week, barring any weather events that stop us from working. It is simple to hire Cleanr Mow to handle your lawn care or landscaping projects, just follow the easy steps below!

Get a Free Estimate

To start, simply call us at (204) 960-0246 or visit us online at https://www.cleanrmow.com/booking/ to request a free, no obligation estimate. The majority of the time we are able to provide an estimate for weekly lawn care over the phone using our state of the art lawn recognition software. For landscaping or other work we will schedule an in person estimate with you. Once the estimate has been done and you have approved it, you will be added to our comprehensive, zone based routing software. At this point, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the work that we will be performing for you.

Set Up Payment, Sit Back and Let Us Do What We Do Best

For payment we accept post dated cheque as well as credit card. We must have either form of payment on file prior to beginning the service. Once you are routed in, our crews will be dispatched to your property for weekly lawn maintenance.

24 hours prior to each service visit, you will receive an automatic reminder email sent to you. This is to remind you to pick up any dog droppings, yard decor, or anything else that may impair us from doing a great job. As animal waste removal is not included in our services, we ask that it is done prior to our arrival. We will trim and mow around obstacles but will not move excessive amounts of lawn decor or toys.

It’s That Easy

That’s the Cleanr Mow experience. We try to make the experience as simple and painless as possible. Essentially you can just set it up with us, and then best case scenario you won’t have to talk to us again until the following season. Of course, if you do every have any questions, comments, or concerns we are always available at the office by phone at (204) 960-0246.

The lawn care season runs from May 1st – September 31st and is followed by leaf removal in October.

Overall, we are working hard to consistently innovate and find ways to improve your experience with us each and every day. To book an estimate or to sign up for weekly lawn maintenance, please call us at (204) 960-0246 or visit https://www.cleanrmow.com/booking/.

How Often Should I Water My Lawn?

Kristian Zoppa Lawn Care

How Often Should I Water My Lawn?

How Often Should I Water My Lawn?A common question we receive at Cleanr Mow is, “How often should I water my lawn?” The answer is fairly straightforward and we have seen great results using the watering methods that we recommend. Generally, a good rule of thumb for Winnipeg lawn care is water for 10-15 minutes, every three days or so.

During the hot and dry summer months, lack of water can cause the lawn to dry out and turn brown. This can be combatted in two ways:

  1. A consistent watering schedule
  2. Raising the deck height when mowing the lawn

By raising the deck height of the lawn mower, it allows the grass to grow longer and grow even longer roots. This helps it to retain moisture during hot and sunny days. Of course, a consistent watering program is much better for the lawn than raising the deck height of the lawn mower as it gives the lawn a consistent growth source.

Be Sure Not to Overwater Your Lawn

Overwatering can be equally as bad for the lawn as under-watering. When you overwater the lawn, it can cause growth in excess of 6” per week! This means that when we come to mow we are mowing 2/3 of the grass off when the maximum amount should be 1/3 of the blade. This causes undue stress on the lawn and can be damaging to the lawn. Consistently water around 10-15 minutes. Watering every three days or so is a great way to keep the lawn growing at a consistent rate, keeping it healthy and strong.

How to Water Your Winnipeg Lawn

There are three common ways to water the lawn here in Winnipeg:

1. Underground sprinkler system.

Installing an underground sprinkler system is by far the easiest way to water the lawn once it is installed. It is as simple as turning on the sprinkler from your controller indoors. You can even pre-program it to go on on a consistent schedule, so you can literally set it and forget it.

2. Above ground sprinkler system.

This can either be a hose running from your tap to an individual sprinkler, or you can hide above ground sprinklers around your flower beds. Either way, it is a more involved process than an underground system.

3. Manually watering.

This is by far the most involved and least consistent method of watering the lawn. If you are purchasing a newly built home, it is definitely in your lawns best interest to have an underground sprinkler system installed!

So there’s your answer to,”How often should I water my lawn?” from the Winnipeg lawn care professionals. In short, as long as you are consistent in your watering the lawn will see the best results. Make sure to water when it gets hot and dry and aim for that goal of 10-15 minutes every three days and your lawn should stay healthy and in great shape!

How To Properly Overseed Your Lawn

Kristian Zoppa Lawn Care

How To Properly Overseed Your Lawn

The spring weather brings April showers and May flowers, as well as work around the lawn and garden. Overseeding is a common technique used in Winnipeg to help grass that has thinned out over the winter and to prevent grass from thinning out in the future. BUT it is commonly performed wrong.

There are two main reasons to overseed your lawn in the spring:

1. Total Overhaul: Your lawn is patchy, brown, and thin and you would like to completely overhaul it into something lush and green.

2. Preventative Maintenance: Your lawn is in good shape and you would prefer to keep it that way. By overseeding in the spring you are strengthening your lawn and making it even more lush and less susceptible to weeds and disease.

The steps to overseeding are slightly different if you are going for a total overhaul or if you are just looking to strengthen your already healthy lawn.

An example of a patchy lawn that could benefit from a total overseeding overhaul.

Total Overhaul

If your lawn is patchy, brown, or thin/bare in spots it can definitely benefit from proper overseeding done in the spring. The steps for a total overseeding overhaul include:

1. Aeration: The lawn is aerated to ‘open up the pores’ of the lawn and allow the seed spots to settle and germinate.

2. Power Rake: The lawn is power raked to remove dead thatch and open up the grass, so the seed has somewhere to settle and germinate.

3. Hand Rake: The lawn is hand raked to remove thatch that is pulled up during power raking. This is done because mowing does not always pick up all of the dead grass and we want the seed to have as much opportunity to germinate as possible.

4. Mow: The lawn is mowed at 1.5″-2″ to allow the fresh seed more room to settle and less competition while germinating.

5. Top Dress: Top soil is spread out throughout the lawn and raked in evenly.

6. Seed and Fertilize: Seed is applied to the lawn as well as a slow release starter fertilizer to help the seed achieve optimal germination rates.

7. Rake and Roll: The lawn is hand raked one more time to mix the soil, seed, and fertilizer together and to make sure the seed is covered on all sides by soil. The lawn is then rolled lightly using a lawn roller that is only slightly full – this compresses the soil, removing air pockets, and ensures that the seed is in contact with soil.

8. Water: This is the most crucial step of the entire process because if avoided, your germination rate will severely suffer and all of the effort above will be done for nothing. The lawn must be watered lightly, twice a day for two-three days immediately following the overseeding process and then daily after that. Unlike watering an already established lawn, you only need to water enough to make sure the top one inch of lawn stays wet. It is best to continue watering daily until you have mowed the lawn at least twice. Do not mow the lawn until the fresh grass is three inches in length or more.

An example of a mostly-healthy lawn that could benefit from some preventative overseeding.

Preventative Maintenance

If your lawn is green and thick but has a few thin spots or just has a few brown spots, it can really benefit from preventative overseeding. The steps for a preventative overseeding include:

1. Hand Rake: The brown or thin spots are hand raked using a combination of a metal rake and a regular fan rake. All clippings that come up are bagged.

2. Mow: The lawn is mowed at 1.5″-2″ to allow the fresh seed more room to settle and less competition while germinating.

3. Top Dress: Top soil is spread throughout the affected areas and evenly raked in.

4. Seed and Fertilize: Seed and Fertilize: Seed is applied to the lawn as well as a slow release starter fertilizer to help the seed achieve optimal germination rates.

5. Rake and Roll: The lawn is hand raked one more time to mix the soil, seed, and fertilizer together and to make sure the seed is covered on all sides by soil. The lawn is then rolled lightly using a lawn roller that is only slightly full – this compresses the soil, removing air pockets, and ensures that the seed is in contact with soil.

6. Water: The watering process remains the same as shown above. Water lightly twice a day for three days and then once a day until you have mowed the lawn twice.

In conclusion, overseeding plays a large role in repairing and maintaining a healthy and lush lawn. If your lawn is in need of overseeding, we would be happy to offer you an estimate. Here at Cleanr Mow , we are offering 10% off either overseeding package when you book before May 31st, 2017! Call us today at (204) 960-0246 for a free estimate.