Spring Lawn Maintenance Tips
As the ice and snow begins to recede and you get those first peeks at your lawn after months of hibernation, you can’t help but imagine the warm summer days spent in the yard. You begin to envision all of your flower beds in full bloom and a rolling lawn of emerald green. Before you can get to any of that, you have to get your lawn ready first. Once your lawn is freed from winter’s grip, you will want to take on a little property maintenance. Debris removal helps promote early growth in your lawn. There are a few simple tasks you can tackle in order to have your lawn ready for spring.
Through the winter months, debris seems to always find a way into your yard. Whether from fallen branches or random trash that was blowing around and got caught in the snow. When the snow melts, there just always seems to be a mess. Start by picking up any large sticks that might be laying around. After you’ve cleared the yard, rake. This will not only help pick up finer debris but can also help you identify any problem areas in your lawn that may need attention. You should do this for both your lawn and your flower beds to ensure that each can take advantage of the early spring sunlight. It’s best to tackle your property maintenance in stages and get a sense of what work will be needed. Starting with debris removal gives you a clean slate for the season.
Aerate, Aerate, Aerate
Now that you have cleared your yard, you can identify areas that will need a bit more elbow grease to be ready for the warmer months. You may find yourself aerating patches of compacted soil. While you won’t need to do so for your entire lawn, it would be wise to take care of the compacted areas to help promote a lush and even lawn this summer.
Once you have your yard cleared and aerated, it’s time to come up with a plan. Determine whether or not you need to re-seed or re-sod your lawn. If you have dedicated flower beds for annuals, now is the time to start deciding what you want to plant for the year. Reseeding is best done in the fall, but on occasion it is worth it to do so in the spring. Your sod is generally best laid in the spring so it can develop deep roots come autumn. Add that to the planting and suddenly your spring to-do list has gotten pretty long. Thankfully, there is one more step you can take to get your lawn ready.
Call Scott’s Lawn Care
If getting your lawn ready for spring sounds like too much work, we will be happy to help! Scott’s Lawn Care offers complete lawn maintenance and care, so that your lawn can look its best from now until winter’s frosty return.
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