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    "Just a quick follow-up note on the work your crews did at my house over the last couple of weeks. In short; the porch railing, painting and tuck pointing was done professionally and looks great. More important, the crews that were out were customer service oriented, thoughtful, friendly and always let me know what was going on. I would not hesitate to recommend Reilly Painting."

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  • How To Maintain A Healthy Lawn

    [caption id="attachment_9142" align="alignleft" width="304"]Maintain A Healthy Lawn This Spring and Summer Maintain A Healthy Lawn This Spring and Summer[/caption]

    If you take a look outside, you'll notice that the weather is fantastic! It's time to get out in the garden and clear away the dead plants and flowers from winter. In terms of your grass, here are some tips for maintaining a health lawn. Don't have time or need some assistance with your grass? Call your Cleveland Contractors and Home Mechanics to get it crossed off your list:

    Stop fertilizing your lawn repeatedly. Lots of fertilizer encourages rapid grass growth, making the grass plants more vulnerable to disease and insects. Once in the fall is best. Details below.

    Start mowing at the highest setting on your mower--probably 3 1/2 to 4 inches. Taller grass is healthier grass. It shades out weed seeds, preventing them from sprouting. It keeps the soil cooler, keeping it moist longer and encouraging the proliferation of soil microbes. (You want lots of soil microbes because they convert nutrients from the soil into a form that plants can use.) All this encourages grass to spread into bare spots. And it promotes deeper root penetration, which is the secret to drought resistance.

    Never apply pesticides, insecticides or fungicides. Those kill living things (those good microbes plus earthworms that naturally aerate soil) that keep your soil richer. If you observe the other steps in this plan, you won't need the killer chemicals. Healthy grass (with lots of leaf area, slow growth and cooler, deeper roots) is tougher and less likely to succumb to disease or insect damage.

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