How to Prepare Your Lawn for Spring

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.

Mow Frequently

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.

Mulch

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!

How to prepare your landscape for Spring

Do you wonder how to prepare your landscape for spring? It’s never too early to prepare your landscape for spring. All you need is a few essential tips that can help you make effective decisions. Landscaping is a great investment that really pays off in years to come. If you want to prepare your spring landscaping, follow these essential steps.

Clean your yard

Preparing your landscape must begin with cleaning the yard. You need to clean up the debris in order to beautify your lawn for spring. Follow the cleaning process periodically. Keep your lawn as attractive as possible.

Prune the plants

Do you want to get the best results from pruning? Consider doing this before spring that can be very helpful for your trees and shrubs. When it comes to improving trees’ health, pruning plants is a way to go. It can keep your lawn in a more attractive shape. Moreover, pruning can revitalize the plants in spring, keeping a much-needed curb appeal in spring.

Consider edging

Edging is as important as pruning for your plants in spring. It can help you define the line between lawn and landscape. Want to keep your grass looking neater? Consider edging to give your landscape a new life. By doing this, you can prepare your landscape for spring.

Mulching

Mulching is essential to control moisture absorption by the plants. It can prevent weeds at the same time. Mulching can absorb rainwater and release it when plants need it the most. Most importantly, it keeps the weeds covered and weighted down.

Fertilizers

Fertilizers play a vital role in giving your grass essential nutrients. As a result, it can grow strong and healthy. After or before a rain, you can fertilize your landscape. However, you need to be careful about which fertilizer you should use for your landscape. For instance, it’s not a good idea to apply a pre-emergent herbicide for seeding your grass.

Preparing your landscape for spring can add to your home’s curb appeal. It gives your home a refreshed look instantly. The above tips can help you prepare your lawn properly for spring.

When You Should Hire a Landscaper

Taking care of your lawn on your own can be a lot of work, especially if you work fulltime or have other important responsibilities. With other demands on your time, it can seem impossible to have the kind of yard you want. It doesn’t have to be impossible, though. Hiring an expert landscaping service can help you take care of your yard, no matter what kind of design & maintenance you want. Landscapers can do much more than simply maintain your property – they can elevate it to an oasis. Professional landscapers can help you with many kinds of tasks, including:

Seasonal Cleanup

When seasons change, your yard needs some extra care. Seasonal cleanups range from trimming shrubs and raking leaves to complete overhauls of any annual flower beds you may have. You may also need fallen branches cleaned up, roses covered or uncovered, or edging repaired. It’s a lot of work for one person. A landscaper knows exactly what types of preparations need to happen to get your yard in great shape for the coming season. 

Snow Removal 

In the winter, snow becomes the biggest problem many homeowners face. Snow removal is a heavy, difficult job. Working with a shovel or a personal snowblower typically takes a long time and is inefficient. Landscapers have professional-level equipment for snow removal, including plows and industrial snowblowers. Hiring a landscaping service to handle your snow problems saves you time and energy that can be better spent elsewhere. 

Lawn Maintenance

Simply keeping up with general maintenance can become difficult if you’re busy. Spending hours every week mowing your lawn and weeding your garden is hard to prioritize when life gets in the way. Hiring a landscaper to take care of these mundane tasks leaves you free to enjoy your yard. You’ll be free from dreading the time you spend working there. 

Professional Aesthetic Design 

When you want your yard to look truly well-designed, turn to a landscaping company. Your local landscaping services are design professionals that know what plants grow effectively in your area, how the weather affects them, and how to design gardens that look lovely year-round. They can ensure you get the look you want out of your yard without risking dead plants and wasted time. 

Big Projects

If you want to make a big change to your yard, like a new patio, water feature, or a complete yard re-design, landscapers can help. Making larger scale hardscape changes takes a lot of work, planning, and muscle-power. Instead of spending a summer trying to make changes to your yard on your own, let your landscaping service help. They can get it done quickly, efficiently, and professionally. Don’t worry about amateur quality lawn features. They’ll get it done for you without you having to lift a finger. 

Taking proper care of your yard can be easy. By working with Lola’s Landscape in Franklin, MA, you can get everything that you want to be done on time and on budget. If you want your yard to stand out this spring, give us a call and book today! 774-248-4584

Spring Yard Cleanup Checklist

Spring is one of the most important times of year to make sure you are properly maintaining the health of your lawn. A spring cleanup is essential to setting yourself up for a beautiful outdoor living space once the nice weather is here! Whether you are attempting this yourself or hiring a professional landscaper to take care of your cleanup, here’s what you need to make sure you’re doing.

Removing Debris

There is always significant debris leftover from winter, whether or not there were a lot of storms. High winds cause branches, sticks, leaves, and other debris to pile up across your grass. Along with being unsightly, without removing the debris you will not be able to take any further steps to improve the health of your grass. Removing this debris reveals your grass underneath and leaves clear space for planting & mulching.

Dethatch

Spring is the time of year to dethatch your lawn. Detatching means removing the layer of weeds, dead grass, and roots that accumulate on the lawn’s surface throughout the year. Lawns should be dethatched at least once per year. Spring is a good time for this because following the dethatching, you can start planting!

Seeding & Planting

Spring is the time to plant the seeds for summer & fall! Go over your grass with fresh seed to have a luscious green lawn once the warm weather is here. Plant whatever you want to see bloom in your edges where you will place mulch.

Mulch & Edging

Mulch is like the finishing touch of your spring yard cleanup. Mulch comes in a variety of finishes, including dark, natural wood, and red stained. Keep in mind that more natural stains of mulch will best keep their color throughout the season.

Professional Spring Yard Cleanups

Although they are necessary and rewarding, spring cleanups are also arduous and overwhelming. Instead of taking the task on yourself, hiring a landscape professional will take the weight off your shoulders and ensure a job well done. Lola’s Landscape is happy to provide spring cleanups and more expert landscaping services to homes and businesses in Franklin, MA & beyond. To schedule your spring cleaning, please call us today at 774-248-4584!

How to Prepare Your Yard for Spring

Sometimes it can feel like winter drags on forever, but a beautiful New England spring is right around the corner. Now is the time to get your yard & landscape ready for the warmer weather and make sure things bloom when they’re supposed to! Check out these tips from Lola’s Landscape and give us a call at 774-248-4584 for all of your landscaping needs this spring.

Eliminate Debris

Even if you had a great fall clean up this past year, there is certain to be some debris accumulated on your lawn from the winter weather. Before planting or fertilizing anything, you will want to get rid of any stray leaves, sticks, and branches lying around. If left on your lawn, debris will prevent the absorption of fertilizer and nutrients into the soil and can also damage your lawnmower.

Rake & Weed

The second phase of the spring clean up is raking & weeding over your lawn. Raking will pull out any dead grass taking up space on your lawn. If you do not pull up weeds by their root, they will only continue to grow & spread throughout where your grass should be. This will result in you regularly mowing over weeds and crabgrass in the nicer weather, instead of a healthy green lawn!

Seed & Fertilize

The next step to preparing your lawn for the warmer weather is to lay the foundation for growth. Sprinkle a layer of grass seed over your lawn to optimize grass growth for the spring, as well a layer of nutrient-dense fertilizer for grass & plant health. If you are looking to maximize grass growth, speak with a professional about the benefits of overseeding vs. slice seeding.

Add Mulch & Decor

The final step to perfecting your spring landscape design is to add mulch, seasonal bloomers, and other finishing touches to make your cleaned up space come alive! This is the step where you can incorporate your favorite flowers, shrubbery, and mulch preferences to create the lawn of your dreams.

Hiring a Landscape Professional

If you don’t have the time this spring for a full cleanup, seeding, and fertilizing, make it easier on yourself by hiring a landscaping professional. Your yard will be your oasis this spring and summer by letting Lola’s Landscape take care of it for you! Give us a call today at 774-248-4584 so we can add you to our spring schedule now!

Spring Services at Lola’s

Although it feel like we have been saying this for a while now, the real Spring will be here soon enough in New England. At the time of writing this blog on April 6th, it has been visibly snowing for a few hours now. However, as of March 21st, it has been Spring. With that in mind, let’s take a moment to remind everyone of our Spring services at Lola’s Landscaping in Norfolk County.

Spring Brush Chipping– Get all of your tree limbs and branches that  fell down on your property over the winter taken care of in one fell swoop!

Moth Spraying- Prevent Winter & Gypsy moths with our new spraying services. These intrusive species will destroy your flora!

Total Lawn Care- Everything you need to have your lawn looking like the best on the block. Including Aeration & Slice Seeding, Overseeding, Dethatching, and Fertilizer.

Lawn Renovation–  Is your lawn destroyed from years of neglect? Are you ready to get it looking great again? A lawn renovation by Lola’s Landscaping is what you need. \

Walkways & Patios– If you don’t have a walkway or patio at your home, now is a great time to do it.

Spring Clean-Ups- Don’t want to spruce up your property by yourself this Spring? Leave the labor to us.

Mulching- Mulching your property is a yearly task that gets old quickly. Leave the shoveling and hauling to us. For a complete list of landscaping services, click here.

Ready to get your property in pristine condition this year? Contact Lola’s Landscaping in Norfolk County, Massachusetts today!