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Everyone wants the best-looking lawn in the neighborhood. Grass that is lush, green and manicured can add curb appeal to your home as well as be a source of pride for the owner of the home. While fertilizers and irrigation are very important to the health and appearance of your grass, there are also some less obvious factors that could be sabotaging your lawn.

Avoid these five threats to your lawn this year:

#1 Heavy Foot Traffic or Equipment
You should always be able to walk on your lawn and let your kids enjoy the feel of soft grass under their feet. However, if you have an area of your lawn that gets frequent or heavy traffic, it could suffocate the grass and cause it to die. Consider redirecting guests to a walkway or other non-grassy area. The same is true for play sets, inflatable pools and other equipment that you may be tempted to leave on your grass for long periods of time. Anything that prevents water and sun from getting to the grass is a major threat to your lawn’s overall health and appearance.

#2 Mowing with Dull Blades
It may not seem like a big deal, but if your mower blades aren’t sharp, your grass blades can end up jagged and uneven after your mowing session. While this may be a minor imperfection, jagged grass blades makes your lawn more susceptible to disease and pests.

#3 Wet Mowing
If at all possible, wait for your grass to dry out before you start mowing. Mowing wet grass can not only clog or damage your mower, but it can also make it more difficult to get a clean and even cut.

#4 Mowing in the Same Direction
We are all creatures of habit. However, when it comes to mowing your lawn, it is best if you change it up a bit each time you mow. Consider mowing in a different direction each time to prevent unsightly grooves or patterns in your grass.

#5 Cutting Too Short
By cutting your grass as short as possible, you can extend the time you have to mow again, right? Maybe so, but it will often be at the cost of your lawn health. Cutting your grass too short can put added stress on the grass blades and invite disease. Optimal mowing height should be 2.5 to 3 inches for most grass types.

Hire a Lawn Professional

Not sure you can keep your lawn the way you want it? Consider hiring a professional. At Mobile Joe’s Landscaping, we have experts in lawn maintenance, which means we understand and can prevent all the surprising issues that can threaten your lawn. For more information on our lawn care plans in Alpharetta, call today.

Posted on behalf of Mobile Joe’s Landscaping

12460 Crabapple Rd. Suite 202 - 407
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Phone: (770) 360-5604


Mon. - Fri. 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM

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Our Client Reviews

Mobile Joe’s Landscaping

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 6 reviews

Bill O.

Joe Archer has built a great family business by treating his customer very well. They do a great job, are consistent, are reliable and are friendly. When we've had big family events, Joe takes as much pride in how our yard will look as we do...came by twice a week before a wedding to make sure things looked tops. Uses reel mowers, not rotary, to have the most even look. Use Mobile Joe!!!!

Michael DePadro

I have known Joe for over 10 years. In the past 10 years Joe has completed 3 large landscaping projects for us. My wife and I would never consider using anyone else as Joe does excellent work is dependable and is easily reached if you need to call him for anything. We can highly recommend Joe for any landscape design project or for excellent on going lawn care. Joe's team uses reel mowers so your lawn looks like a golf course fairway when his team is taking care of your lawn maintenance. I have recommended Joe to several friends who have used Joe for small landscape projects and for landscape projects that went into the six figure range. Everyone that I have referred to Joe has been very pleased with his work so give him a call if you are looking for a dependable landscaper.

David Borel

I was interviewing and getting proposals from landscaping companies for a full front yard renovation at my home. Joe by far seemed the most knowledgeable and experienced of the companies I spoke with - and the friendliest. He laid out different options to meet my budget. His prices were great as well. His team did a great job, showed up on time, and cleaned up where you could not even tell they were there - other than a complete beatiful new front yard landscape with stone walls, new plantings, grass, and trees. Looks awesome! Thanks Mobile Joe!

Mark French

Mobile Joe's Landscaping has taken care of all my landscaping needs for many years - and I highly recommend Joe and his team! Mobile Joe's has designed and implemented various landscape install projects as well as performed all the maintenance at each of the three homes I've owned in north Fulton beginning in the early 1990s. I have no doubt that Joe's expertise in both hardscape and softscape has added significant value to my properties and I'm extremely appreciative for all the attention to detail and great execution that Mobile Joe's Landscaping is known for here in the Roswell / Alpharetta area. These guys truly care about meeting and exceeding customer expectation!

Dona Owenby Ellis

Most fantastic Landscapers ever! Knows everything and can do anything! Very reliable, honest and hard working - great management and crews!

Ann Adcox Gazell

Mobile Joe exceeded our expectations and our vision. Love this man!! His team was so thorough. The attention to detail was phenomenal. Can't wait to hire him for another project.

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Mobile Joe’s Landscaping

12460 Crabapple Rd. Suite 202 - 407
Alpharetta, GA 30004

(770) 360-5604

Opening hours:

Mon. - Fri. 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM