Spring is finally here! More sunlight, warmer temperatures, and blooming flowers have been missed all winter long. Spring is a critical time when it comes to preparing your lawn. Good preparation in the spring will make for a gorgeous lawn all summer long. Use this checklist to get your lawn in tip-top shape this spring!
Clean the Debris
Fall and winter leaves a lot of debris behind in yards, especially if you have a lot of trees or bushes. Use a rake or leaf blower to get the debris out of your yard. Leaving the debris there will stunt the growth of grass. Mowing over it will clog your mower and possibly break it, so it’s best to do this clean-up job proactively and by hand.
Mowing every 5 days for the first 6 weeks of spring will stimulate the roots of your lawn and promote healthier grass. Mowing less than every 5 days can shock the root system of the grass. This leaves you with a sparser lawn that’s less vibrant in color. After the first 6 weeks, you’ll be able to mow less frequently.
Apply Fertilizer and Weed Killer
Spring is the ideal time to apply grass fertilizer and weed killer. Getting ahead of the weeds before they take over your lawn is a lot easier than trying to kill them halfway through the summer.
Don’t make the mistake of spreading grass seed in the spring, though! You’ll see much better results if you wait until the end of summer beginning of fall.
Choose a high-quality mulch that you love and start mapping out where it will be spread. Mulching around trees, bushes, and inside flower beds promotes healthy plant growth. Mulch helps plants retain water and warmth under the soil. This is especially important in spring when there could be an unexpected cold spell. Cold weather can shock root systems and harm or kill your plants if they don’t have a layer of mulch as insulation.
Trim the Trees
Trim your trees to remove any dead limbs before the tree starts to bloom. Tree trimming when the tree is in full bloom is a lot harder. You’re trying to work around all the leaves and are likely to miss limbs that need to be removed. Trimming in the spring is easier and promotes healthier tree growth when it is time to bloom!
Instead of stressing out over your spring to-do list, hire someone to help out! Contact Lola’s Landscape today to schedule all the landscaping, tree trimming, and grass treatment services that you need. We can handle any project you’ve got on your list and then some!