Taking care of your landscape can be challenging during the best of times, but nesting season makes mowing even more daunting. During the warmer months, a wide variety of Delaware’s native species breed and build nests for their young. Unfortunately, some of these nests are virtually indistinguishable from patches of grass and weeds. Running over a nest of baby bunnies with your mower can be fatal for them and traumatic for you. Hiring a professional lawn mowing service can help you avoid hitting these critters with your lawnmower. Put your yard (and the wildlife contained within it) in the capable hands of the experts at Paul’s Lawn Service.
Rabbits and Deer
Rabbit nests are incredibly hard to detect, and they can be present in both rural and suburban areas. Adult rabbits will burrow into the ground, give birth to their babies, and cover the nest with grass to make it invisible to predators. While dry, dead patches of grass can be an indicator, many homeowners don’t realize they’ve mowed over a rabbit nest until it’s too late. Delaware’s white-tailed deer can also be surprisingly hard to spot in tall grass. Newborn fawns will typically hide in grass or shrubs for their first few weeks, remaining nearly unnoticeable.
Grassland Songbirds, Quail, and Turkeys
Delaware is home to a stunning selection of grassland songbirds and other wildfowl, and many of their nesting periods take place between April and August. Like rabbits, these birds often nest in residential lawns or tall grasses. There are a few ways to detect potential nesting sites, including watching bird activity on the property and paying particular attention to specific males.
Lawn Mowing Service Professionals Know What to Do
While some accidents are unavoidable, experienced landscaping professionals can better understand what to look for and avoid during nesting season. Raising the mower blade height can help limit the impact of mowing on nesting animals, and moving from the center of larger fields to the edges can help flush out some types of wildlife. If your landscape is bustling with wildlife but is in dire need of a trim, consider hiring a professional lawn mowing service.
Superior Landscaping Services from Paul’s Lawn Service
Paul’s Lawn Service has been offering high-quality lawn and landscape services to Sussex County, DE residents since 2003. We are small, local, and provide personalized service to each and every customer. We have unparalleled attention to detail and produce long-lasting results, both of which are reasons why we have been servicing so many of our customers’ landscapes for over a decade. We offer our comprehensive range of services to homeowners and business owners throughout Bethany Beach, Milton, Rehoboth Beach, and Millsboro. Give us a call today at 302-258-3887 or contact us online. Also, check us out on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.Posted: July 10, 2020