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5 Expert Lawn Care Tips: An Interview with Ramiro Mendoza-Axle of RCR Maintenance Services

By Ramiro Mendoza-Axle

Please tell us a little bit about your company and the services you offer.

Our company RCR Maintenance Services is a company that focuses on quality, service and affordable prices for our customers. We offer landscape services, handyman services and small renovations. We cover Solano, Napa and Contra Costa Counties.

What's something that most people don't know about lawn maintenance that they should know?

Lawn maintenance is not difficult to do but is got to be done correctly for better results. That's why we always recommend a professional to do it and get the best out of it like using the right fertilizer for a nice looking grass or keep the sprinkler system in 100% working condition for a full cover of water and base. Also have the grass cut to the right length for a long-lasting lawn.

Is there a specific length that grass should be cut? Why is this?

We recommend the grass to be cut on cool season about 2 1/2 in when the grass is about 3 2/3 in high, that way we let the grass to get strong and healthy. If you cut it too short we only stress the growth of the grass. Also we recommend to keep this rule in the spring and fall seasons. In summer or in a hotter season we recommend to cut the grass a greater height so is better to get in one of the higher settings your lawn mower until it starts to cool off a bit.

What is mulch and what should be done with it?

Mulch is what you put around your plants or in a flowerbed on top for looks, also it is any type of material that is spread or laid over the surface of the soil as a covering. It helps hold moisture in the soil so it doesn't dry up.

What is the smartest approach to fertilizing lawns for homeowners in the Vallejo, CA area?

Is recommended to fertilize every six months. Some products are stronger than others so the application may be different or more often to apply. Just make sure to follow the instructions of application of the product is used.

What advice can you give someone who has too many weeds in their lawn and wants to get rid of them?

There are very good feed and weed products out there for your lawn. When the weed is pulled by hand some root pieces stay in the soil and will reproduce again, but otherwise if we use the weed and feed product it will kill the root and around it so weed growth in the soil is prevented for up six months in some cases. It all depends of the product is been used.

What's the best way for people to contact your company?

The best way to reach us is calling us to 707-373-8361 or emailing us to

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