Salt Lake City is a wonderful place to live, but trying to maintain a yard in this beautiful city can be challenging because of our diverse climate. Being a homeowner is time-intensive enough without having to maintain a front and backyard. Let Senske Services handle all your lawn maintenance. Call Senske today at (801) 565-1000 or request a free estimate for professional lawn care service in Salt Lake City.
Senske has been in the lawn care business since 1947. We are a family owned business and we pride ourselves on providing excellent lawn care maintenance to members of our community.
Because we believe we can deliver the best lawn care service in all of Salt Lake City, we give all of our customers our Senske Promise. We promise to leave you 100% satisfied with the lawn care services we provide or we’ll come back and redo the job- free of charge!
All Senske lawn care technicians are professionally trained and certified with the state of Utah, and experienced in providing high-quality lawn care service. We value safety and will only use products that are safe for your pets, children and customers. For Salt Lake City lawn care that you can trust, call Senske today at (801) 565-1000 or request a free estimate.
Senske provides many commercial and residential lawn care services in the Salt Lake City and surrounding areas. If you’re a business owner, you know how important it is that the interior and exterior of your business look both professional and aesthetically pleasing. Find out more about our commercial lawn care maintenance services.
Choose from year-round care or seasonal lawn maintenance for residential and commercial properties. We offer lawn aeration and overseeding, weed control, fungus control, sprinkler repair and winterization. You can count on Senske to provide commercial and residential lawn care services that will make your lawn healthier and make you happier.
Lawn aeration, also called core aeration, is an important part of Salt Lake City lawn maintenance. The most common type of grass in the Salt Lake City area is Kentucky bluegrass. Kentucky bluegrass is tough and able to withstand our alkaline soil and extreme climates.
Although this grass is durable, it doesn’t come without its challenges. The soil can become dry and deprived of nutrients, thatch can build up and damage or destroy grass, and your lawn can stop soaking up water efficiently. Excess run-off leaves you paying a higher water bill.
All yards need lawn maintenance. Aeration provides the soil, grass, and root system with much needed care. Over time, grass and roots become compacted. Core aeration works by removing small pieces of grass, soil and roots at measured increments around your yard.
Every yard should be aerated at least once a year to maintain optimal health of your yard. To schedule your appointment for lawn care in Salt Lake City, call Senske at (801) 565-1000 or request a free estimate.
Irrigation winterization, sprinkler winterization, and sprinkler blowout are all names for the process that should be implemented to your sprinkler system before the winter arrives. This process is especially important in Salt Lake City because of the low temperatures during the winter season.
If your sprinkler system has water left in its pipes when the temperature drops below freezing, the water in your pipes will freeze. If your pipes freeze, there is a greater risk of your pipes bursting. Dealing with busted pipes can be a tedious and expensive process, which could include digging up your entire sprinkler system in order to find the broken pipe.
It’s much less expensive and highly suggested to conduct a sprinkler blowout on your front and backyard before every winter. You’ll be thankful you invested in this lawn service when summer comes around and you’re not dealing with extra stress or expense. Find out more about the benefits of sprinkler repair and winterization.
At Senske, we have experienced service technicians in irrigation winterization and the tools needed to provide this service. Save yourself time, money and hassle by calling Senske today at (801) 565-1000 for your sprinkler blowout this fall.
It’s frustrating to put time and energy into your yard, only to have brown patches appear. Lawn fungus is common in and around Salt Lake City. Different seasons promote different types of fungal growth. The most common types of fungus that you will find in your Salt Lake City lawn are necrotic ring spots, snow mold and fairy rings.
Although shaded areas are more susceptible to developing fungi like necrotic ring spots, fungus can be found anywhere on a lawn. Necrotic ring spots are patches of discolored grass, usually encompassing a center of healthy, green grass. Salt Lake City has a high prevalence of necrotic ring spots because this fungus grows well in Kentucky bluegrass.
Necrotic ring spots typically start to show symptoms when the weather is hot and temperatures reach 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Because symptoms start showing during the hot season, this fungus can be mistaken for patches of lawn that have simply not gotten enough water. A common action associated with a person’s first interaction with necrotic ring spot is to increase water supply to these patches. Be advised this will not take away necrotic ring spots; it will only increase your water bill.
Necrotic ring spots can be extremely damaging to lawns if they reoccur in the same locations each year. Lawn maintenance such as core aeration and overseeding can help prevent necrotic ring spots.
Snow mold tends to grow where patches of standing snow or ice have accumulated. They become noticeable after the snow melts. There are two types of snow mold: grey and pink.
Snow mold can continue to grow after the snow has melted if the grass remains cool and wet. Grey mold will stop growing when temperatures become higher than 45 degrees Fahrenheit, but pink snow mold can survive in temperatures up to 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
Fairy rings create circles of discolored grass around a yard. Although the grass looks dead, it’s actually not. Fairy rings don’t kill the grass because they don’t eat it; instead they eat decaying plant matter and thatch. The side effect of this process leaves the grass yellow because of the depletion of nutrients in the soil and the production of nitrogen. Fairy rings can be prevented by consistent lawn aeration and lawn maintenance.
Fairy rings occur in forested areas as well as lawns. A lawn that has a large amount of fairy rings might have tree trunks underneath it. In order to get rid of fairy rings, the food that the fungus is feeding off of needs to be eliminated; this includes tree trunks and thatch.
Senske provides insect control services for yards in and around Salt Lake City. Specific lawn bugs found around Salt Lake City include sod webworms, billbugs and white grubs.
Sod webworms, also called lawn moths or snout moths, come in 20 different types. This insect has 4 life-stages: egg, larvae, cocoon and adult. The lawn moth is only damaging to grass in its larval stage. It lives on the soil layer and causes damage to lawns by eating the grass at night. The damage caused from sod webworms typically shows in April and May.
Although sod webworms have a set lifecycle, the yearly change in Salt Lake City climate will determine how many generations of webworms will be completed in a year. Call Senske today at (801) 565-1000 or request a free estimate for lawn insect identification and removal.
Billbugs, also known as snout beetles, include several species. The most common in Salt Lake City is the bluegrass billbug, which feeds on Kentucky bluegrass. Like the sod webworm, the billbug is only damaging to yards during their larval stage, typically in late April through mid-May. The damage caused by billbug larvae usually doesn’t become noticeable until the summer months.
Female adult billbugs lay their eggs inside of hollowed-out grass stems. Larvae live and eat from inside of the grass stem until they travel to the lawyer of thatch or soil, when they begin eating grass roots. The aesthetic outcome is patches of discolored grass.
White grubs are larvae that turn into scarab beetles. There are four species in Utah: the May/June beetle, black turf grass ataenius, masked chafer, and Japanese beetle. White grubs are especially damaging to turf grass because they chew the roots and prevent grass from receiving nutrients from the soil.
Damage from white grubs is usually not recognized initially. It’s usually only after the grass changes from being wilted and slightly discolored to brown patches that their presence is made-known.
As opposed to the sod webworm and billbug, different species of adult scarab beetle can cause significant damage. The Japanese beetle is the most destructive of the species and feeds off of ornamental plants.
Salt Lake City lawn maintenance can be extremely difficult due to the abundance of weeds we have in our area. Our diverse weather allows multiple weed species to exist.
Concentrating on keeping away dandelions, morning glory, crabgrass, bentgrass and thistle can leave you without any time to actually enjoy your weed-free lawn. Senske has trained lawn service technicians in weed prevention and control. Allow us to do your dirty work, while you enjoy the benefits!
Dandelion plants are incredibly hard to get rid of; their roots can be up to six feet long! What’s more, when broken, each individual taproot can grow up to five new shoots. So ‘pulling weeds’ will not effectively eliminate dandelions.
Dandelions flower during the spring and fall. Their flowers are at first bright yellow, before they turn into a ball of seeds. Dandelions are pesky weeds because of how quickly they spread, due to their lightweight seeds that travel in the wind.
Morning glory is a vine growing plant that can have blooms of various colors. As beautiful as these vines look, they are extremely difficult to remove because of their deep root system. Trying to eliminate them by pulling them out of the soil will not work. The roots will still continue to grow underneath the soil and sprout up again and again.
Morning glory prefers a temperate and moisturized habitat, which is why they flourish in Salt Lake City’s mesic climate. This plant is acknowledged as an invasive weed because of its deep root system, which out-competes and smothers other plants.
Crabgrass, also known as finger grass, is an extremely common weed. There are two main types in North America: hairy crabgrass and smooth crabgrass.
Crabgrass grows well in warm regions where the soil lacks nutrients and proper water drainage. Because crabgrass grows better in thinning or shortly-cut grass, lawn maintenance methods can be taken to prevent crabgrass, such as mowing your lawn higher than 2.5 inches.
Bentgrass looks similar to lawn grass and is used as the primary grass on golf courses and some yards. It is a troublesome weed to eliminate if it invades your yard because it is easily disguised.
It can be hard to identify and hard to eliminate because it looks like grass. It can grow without notice and takeover your yard slowly and effectively. It is extremely invasive. If you find bentgrass in your yard, call a professional weed-control and lawn service company to remove it immediately.
There are many types of thistles in and around Salt Lake City. Thistle is easily identifiable by its prickles. It’s not a fun weed to have in your yard, especially if you have children playing barefoot in the lawn. Although thistles don’t pose a life-threatening threat, their sting can be extremely painful. Thistle typically appears in late summer.
If your yard has been taken over by weeds, call Senske today at (801) 565-1000 or request a free estimate for weed control in Salt Lake City. Let Senske help you create the yard you’ve always dreamt of!
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