Winters are soon going to be over in most parts of the country which means it’s time for the lush green grass to flourish once again. You should always prepare your lawn before the winter arrives but taking care of the lawn after the snow melts is also a very sound strategy. To properly treat your lawn once the snow melts, you need to keep the following things in mind:
Wait for Thawing
Do not start your lawn care routine immediately after the first sign of snow melting. Being aggressive at this stage means you will damage your landscape, and it could result in rough patches being created in the law. Wait for the entire lawn to thaw completely, and then you can start your lawn care routine.
Remove, Repair and Weed
There is a very good chance of natural debris buried inside the snow layers. Take a rake to the grass and the bases of bushes and plants to clear away the remnants of any fallen branches. If possible, remove complete patches of weeds that you have missed during the first snowfall. Animals, salt, and many other external factors can wreak havoc on your lawn during the snow season, and the issues only reveal themselves once all the snow has melted. You might see some ugly holes and rough patches once the snow has melted, and to fix them, use sand or compost and mix it with the new soil, allowing the plants’ roots to catch the fresh ground and regenerate the lawn.
Check for Snow Mold
Snow mold occurs when a thick blanket of snow falls on susceptible grasses before it has the chance to freeze. You can identify it by the pink or gray spots that linger after the snow has completely melted. Sweeping the affected area with a coarser broom or a rake can loosen up the affected areas, and if the damage is too extensive, you can replace damaged spots with new sod.
Last but not the least, you should fortify the strength of your lawn by fertilizing it after all the snow has melted away. There are many different brands of fertilizers available in the market that are specially designed to be used after the snow melts. Choose the one based on your soil’s PH and other factors and fertilize away.
For over four years we have been providing our lawn care services to cities and towns around the Norfolk County area.
Our landscape services can be anything from mowing, to tree removal, all the way to lawn repair and installation. Our expert landscapers will be sure to provide you with the best lawn services around!
The main goal, here at Lola’s Landscape is to go above and beyond all of our customers’ expectations. We are able to achieve this goal by using skilled and experienced landscapers, and always finishing a project on time, and within budget.
Taking care of your lawn is a lot of work, and a lot of people just don’t have the time to dedicate attention to their grass; this is where Lola’s Landscape comes in handy! We will help you with all of your landscaping needs!
For a free estimate, please feel free to give us a call at 774-248-4584.
Last week we received a call from a man in Norflolk MA, interested in our lawn repair services. He said that his lawn was completely destroyed do to lack of attention on his part; he said that over the last few years, he and his family have been too busy to properly take care of their lawn. With this bit of information, we said that we would come to his house and inspect the lawn; we wanted to see what the next steps would be to fix up his lawn. We were thinking, during the phone conversation, that he might need a complete lawn installation.
Upon our arrival, and inspection of his current grass (or lack there of) we decided that the best route would be to do a complete lawn installation. We told him that the state his lawn was in, it would take years for his grass to grow back, strong and healthy. So we told him about our lawn installation services.
We told him that with our bob cats and excavators, that we would be able to transform his old lawn, into the envy of the neighborhood! He told us that he was 100% on board with us performing a lawn installation.
By the end of the project, his lawn was completely transformed, and he was very satisfied! If you’re interested in our installation services, or our other landscape services, please feel free to give us a call at 774-248-4584. We are looking forward to helping you with your next landscape project!