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.


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!

Lawn Maintenance in Norfolk County

Lawn mowing is a crucial step in maintaining a healthy lawn. You may think, “Lawn mowing is an important step in the process of maintaining my lawn? That can’t be!”  Well, folks, there is more to mowing your lawn than just going around with a lawn mower!

There are steps you need to follow in order to keep your yard healthy and prosperous! We understand that it can be difficult to follow all these steps because of your busy schedule; that’s where Lola’s Landscape comes into play! We will mow your lawn the proper way; the way that will help develop a healthy, more green looking grass!

When we mow your lawn, we keep two things in mind: the height and the frequency.

The height of your grass can be the difference between having a healthy grass versus having a yard invested with weeds and insects! We will cut your grass at about two – three inches tall. If you cut your grass shorter than two inches, the sun’s rays won’t be able to hit the blades of the grass, which stops the process of photosynthesis.

The frequency will vary from client to client; depending how fast your grass grows, will obviously determine how often we have to mow your grass. You don’t want your grass growing over three inches! If you let your grass grow too tall, and decide to mow it all at once, you will cause excessive buildup of clippings, and you can actually cause physiological shock to your grass!

As stated above, if you don’t cut your grass properly, the process of photosynthesis will be stopped; without this process you will see a huge outbreak of ugly weeds!

Who knew that so much went into mowing your lawn?! Hopefully, you are a little wiser to what really goes into mowing your lawn! If you are one of the man people who don’t have the time to complete all these steps, please give Lola’s Landscape a call today at 774-248-4584! We are looking forward to helping you maintain a healthy yard!

Below is a list of towns and cities we serve around Norfolk County:

  • Franklin
  • Millis
  • Bellingham
  • Medway
  • Norfolk
  • Holliston
  • Sherborn
  • Wrentham
  • Foxborough
  • Walpole