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When Will I See Results From My Lawn Care Program in Lousiville?

Once you’ve made the leap to invest in Louisville lawn care, we know that you’re going to be eager to start seeing the payoff of your investment. You want a thick, green lawn that you will be proud to show off.

Trust us, we totally get it. There’s nothing that we love more than helping to produce those amazing results that we know our clients are proud of…because we’re proud of it, too!

But like most things in life, you can’t expect instant gratification. The results of lawn care will take a little bit of time. It's important to trust the process and stick with any cultural recommendations that we make.

In this article, we’ll dive into one of the most common questions that we get: “When will I see results from my Louisville lawn care program?” We want to help you understand what you can expect from our services.

When Can I Expect to See Lawn Care Results?

When starting with a lawn care program, it’s important to know that you aren’t going to see overnight results. No program can work that quickly. 

The only way to get an “instant lawn” is with sodding, which is a very expensive service that involves replacing your old grass with brand-new grass. You then must very carefully care for that grass so that it takes root and continues to grow.

With routine lawn care, it takes a little bit of time for you to start to see the payoff since each treatment builds upon the last. 

While you won’t instantly see greener grass, you will start to notice some differences. For instance, you will notice weeds dying. You might also notice the grass filling in. 

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People sometimes specifically want to know How long does it take to see results of lawn fertilizer? Within about a month, you may notice the lawn looking thicker and healthier. 

But if you’re like a lot of homeowners, you might not remember exactly what your lawn looked like to start with. If you haven’t started a program yet, you might want to consider snapping a “before” photo.

As with any gradual change, it can sometimes be challenging to notice the differences since it’s happening over time.

It’s important to remember that your “starting point” will also affect your results. If your lawn is in really bad shape, it’s going to take longer for you to see the results you desire. We’ll get more into this point next.

Different Starting Points Can Mean Different Lawn Care Results

Sometimes people want to know why it seems their neighbor is experiencing “faster” results than they are. 

This is likely because their lawn was at a different starting point.

Lawns are only as healthy as the soil that they’re growing in. If your soil is in worse shape than your neighbor’s, it’s going to take longer for you to achieve the same results. On the same token, if you’re starting out with more bare spots or thin areas than your neighbor…or maybe more discoloration…then it’s going to take more time to fix those issues.

It’s really easy for neighbors to get caught up in comparing lawn care results when in reality, it’s like comparing apples and oranges. Think of it like a race. If your neighbor is starting closer to the finish line than you, they’ve got an automatic advantage. 

We know that it’s always easy to play the comparison game, but when it comes to lawn care results there are just too many variables for it to be fair. It’s important to focus on your lawn and what it needs to get to the next level.

This is also why it’s important to work with lawn care services in Lousiville KY that tailor their program to the individual property. There shouldn’t be a one-size-fits-all solution for lawns since every lawn is different.

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Your Actions Can Speed Up (or Slow Down) Lawn Care Results

Even if you’re investing in professional lawn care services in Lousiville KY, you also play a role in how quickly those treatments start to work.

Things like keeping up with watering and mowing your lawn properly can make a huge difference in how quickly you’ll start to see the payoff from lawn care treatments. 

People often don’t realize that the best lawns are a partnership between the homeowner and a pro. The tasks you’re handling (watering and mowing) go hand-in-hand with professional lawn care services like fertilization and weed control.

In fact, people sometimes jump to the conclusion that their lawn care company must have done something wrong since their lawn is not as green as they want it to be. In reality, it could be something like failing to keep up with watering or making a mowing mistake

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Mistakes can also be a setback in how quickly you’ll see the desired results of a lawn care program.

For instance, when a lawn is mowed too short, it puts a tremendous amount of stress on the lawn and it’s going to turn yellow. This can happen even if your lawn care company is doing all the right things to help try and give you a greener lawn.

Lawn Care Results Can Vary From One Lawn Service to Another

It’s also worth mentioning that not all lawn care services in Lousiville KY are created equally. We’ve talked about this in other blog articles. It’s important to look at what you’re getting for the lawn care that you’re investing in.

If you are serious about getting the best results, it’s important to work with a company that is focused on soil health. As we mentioned earlier, you can’t have a healthy lawn if you don’t have healthy soil.

This is why at Limbwalker, we include specialized treatments that deliver microbiology to your soil. This will help improve the overall quality of your soil.

At Limbwalker, we also make sure that each of our three lawn care programs covers all of your needs. It’s not unheard of for a lawn care company to intentionally sell you on a program that doesn’t meet your needs and then try to upsell you additional services at a later date. They hook you on a lower price but it’s only because it’s missing lawn treatments you need.

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Finally, there’s also communication to think about. Lawn care results are rarely a linear phenomenon even though we certainly wish they were. There are always going to be setbacks that can hold things up a bit. Issues like weather, pests, and disease can be bumps in the road. But when you work with a lawn care company that values communication, they’re going to be there for you on the journey.  

We know that a lot of lawn care companies fall short in this area. It’s why we start every client relationship with a conversation about your expectations and then we tailor our services to you so that we’re meeting those expectations. We are proactive about communication and following through on what we say. We’re also keeping you educated on what’s going on with your lawn and what changes might need to be made based on current conditions.

Choosing a Partner in Lawn Care Success

We know that waiting to see amazing lawn care results can make you impatient. Once you’ve made that investment, you want to see the reward.

But when you partner with the right lawn care company, they’re just as anxious as you are to see how amazing your lawn will be. 

Ultimately, so much of this boils down to finding a lawn care program that will give you peace of mind. At the end of the day, you want to know that your lawn care needs are being taken care of without the worries and burdens on your plate. You want to be able to trust that you’re heading in the right direction and will soon be reaping all of the benefits.

At Limbwalker, we’re truly along for the ride with you. We’re excited to play a role in helping you achieve the amazing lawn that you’ve been dreaming about. When we work together, we can make it happen.


Are you ready to have a thick and healthy lawn that’s getting everything it needs at your Louisville, KY home? Get in touch with us to get a quote for our lawn care programs, which include three lawn care pricing options.


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Chris O'Bryan

Chris O'Bryan

Chris grew up in Louisville, KY. He holds a Forestry degree from the The University of Kentucky and a Master's Degree in Economics from Clemson University. He is a Certified Arborist and 5-time Kentucky Tree Climbing Champion. When not at work, he has fun with his family, enjoys traveling, one-wheeling, and working in his yard.

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