Winterizing Your Lawn: The Key to Greener Grass

When winter arrives, most homeowners forget about their lawns. After all, if it’s covered in snow, how can you take care of it? In fact, there are several ways to prepare your lawn for the winter, including fertilizing, aerating, spreading cool-weather seed, raking, and watering. These simple activities can help you make the most of your grass.  Read on to learn more about methods for winterizing your lawn.

According to the DIY Network, the first step is to fertilize your yard. Fertilizing puts essential nutrients back into the soil, including chemical compounds like nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium among other things. However, it’s important to apply the perfect balance—too much fertilizer can kill grass.

Aerating is also an important step to remember when winterizing. This method puts small holes in the yard in order to allow air to reach the roots of the grass. Overgrown yards often have thick layers of detritus which build up over the years; aerating allows air to reach past this surface layer to get to the deeper structures of the grass.

Cool-weather seeds should be applied during the fall and winter months as well. These unique seeds can survive in colder climates, ensuring you’ll have living grass by the time the snow melts. Most cool-weather seeds are fescues, or festuca, a special evergreen genus of grass. Even application of this product will keep your yard lush and green year round.

Finally, rake and water the lawn. Raking removes leaves and twigs that can prevent sunlight from reaching the grass, and watering keeps your lawn hydrated. Because less water evaporates in cool temperatures, be sure to water less than you would in the summer. It’s best to simulate a gentle rain by lightly hosing the yard.

These are just some of the ways to winterize your yard. Want your lawn to be treating by professionals? Give us a call here at Elchert’s Lawn Mowing and Snow Removal.


Preparing Your Yard for Memorial Day

Memorial Day is right around the corner, making it the perfect time to prepare your backyard for a celebration. Whether you are planning a massive barbecue or a small get-together, you won’t believe what a few things can do to spruce up your yard.

First, always mow and trim your lawn. Here at Elchert’s, we can help to make your yard look pristine. Our professional equipment is designed to make your lawn appear well manicured and tidy, and our trimming helps to make your driveway, sidewalk, and landscaping stick out. Mowing and weeding will definitely make your Memorial Day celebration one to remember.

Have a garden? Now is the right time to clean it up and plant some new materials. Memorial Day falls on May 30 this year, so you still have some time to hit the greenhouse to shop for new plants. According to Vivint, you want to make sure you weed your garden, edge it, and then lay mulch to make colors pop. Easy-to-grow plants include lavender, snapdragon, cleome, and the ever-popular black-eyed Susan.

Clean up your patio or other areas by making everything spotless for your friends and family this Memorial Day. That means you should pressure wash any decks or sidewalks, clean off picnic tables and patio furniture, and wipe off any siding that may be dirty.

Finally, get the right party supplies. Memorial Day is a celebration of those who served our country in the armed forces. Make sure to buy patriotic decorations, cold drinks, and get to work on the grill. Most importantly, make sure to have fun.

Worried you won’t have time for mowing or landscaping? Give us a call here at Elchert’s. We’ll make sure you yard looks incredible this summer.

Getting Ready for Spring: A Lawn Care Checklist

Spring is here, which means it is the perfect time to get to work on your lawn. From cultivating your grass to weeding and mulching, we’ve put together a lawn care checklist to help you get ready for the warm weather. A manicured lawn not only looks nice, but it can even increase the value of your property. Start enjoying your lawn today.

Firstly, it is important to tend to your grass in the early spring, especially because the winter takes quite a toll on vegetation. According to, you will want to be sure to remove any debris such as leaves, sticks, and dead grass that will hinder growth.

Secondly, you want to have professionals cut your lawn. Here at Elchert’s we know all the tips and tricks for making your lawn greener and how to keep it that way. Plus, we are experts at weeding—one thing you’ll want to cross off your spring lawn care checklist. Weeds can suck the nutrients from soil and prevent grass from growing properly. It is important to have your lawn mowed and weeded as soon as the weather permits.

Mulching is another service provided by Elchert’s. If you have trees or flower beds, fresh mulch can make colors pop thanks to its dark, contrasting colors. It also provides much-needed nutrients, ensuring you get the most out of your arrangements. Mulching in the early spring promotes growth and adds curb appeal to any property.

Ready to relax on your lawn? Give us a call here at Elchert’s.

The Benefits of Snow Removal: Preparing for the Winter Season


After the first snow of the season, most people are ready for winter to end. Snow and ice can become serious hazards this time of year, especially in your driveway or parking lot. Whether you hate slush or simply want to make your business or home safer, there are several benefits to snow removal.

One of the major benefits of hiring a professional plowing service is that it increases the curb appeal of your home or business. Winter snow and ice can greatly restrict accessibility, making it difficult for residents and customers to get in and out of areas. Plus, having a clean, plowed driveway or parking lot shows that you are a good home or business owner who cares about appearances.

Snow removal can be dangerous if you don’t have the proper equipment. According to the Washington Post, shoveling snow is one of the major contributors to heart attacks during the winter for certain age groups. Professionals like us here at Elchert’s are used to the work, and we often use large equipment to make the jobs fast and easy. Plus, who wants to go outside in Ohio during the winter?

For homeowners, having a clean driveway can be a serious time saver. No need to wake up earlier than usual to shovel the driveway – simply give Elchert’s a call and we’ll do all the work for you. Plus, in especially bad weather you’ll won’t get stuck in your driveway, ensuring you are never late for work.

For business owners, snow removal reduces the risks of injury or accidents on your premises. Not only does this maintain a steady stream of customers, but it also reduces the likelihood of a lawsuit. Businesses are always responsible keeping for their locations safe.

Thanks to Elchert’s Lawn Mowing and Snow Removal, finding quality snow plowing in Tiffin is easier than ever. For more information about snow removal or to get a quote, contact us today.