Spring Is Here, Time to Prep Your Lawn for Its Premiere
Updated: Mar 23
As we say goodbye to the freezing temperatures and hello to the colorful blooms beginning to emerge, our lawns are ready to receive major TLC. The first few weeks of spring are typically the most fragile state that lawns will experience, therefore it is crucial to tend to them properly. Setting your lawn up for success now is the best way to ensure a lush, green yard all summer!
Tidy up your space
Remove Debris: This is an easy first step to start the lawn care process! Walk your yard & gather all of the fallen leaves, sticks, and miscellaneous debris that may have collected over the winter. Also make sure to check your garden beds and plants that may have dead or diseased limbs. Not only is your yard going to look cleaner, but your yard can breathe better!
Pruning: Now it is time to tend to your perennials. The main goals of pruning are to promote plant health and maintain the intended form of the plant.
• Pruning to promote plant health involves removing dead, dying, and
• In order to maintain the intended purpose of a plant, pruning is done to encourage
flower or fruit growth, continue the growth of a dense hedge, or maintain/promote a
desired plant form.
Hydrangeas, Crape Myrtles, & Ornamental Grass are among the many plants that need spring pruning.
Once your planting beds and areas are clean, it is time to turn your attention to the ground cover.
Fertilizer: This is another great way to supply your lawn and plants with nutrient-rich soil. Fertilizer can be incorporated into the soil or applied directly over the bed to promote growth.
Mulch: Mulch should be applied twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall to ensure healthy and strong plants. Not only does mulch provide a pop of color but it also has many benefits for plants:
• Adds nutrients to the soil
• Insulates plant roots from fluctuating temperatures
• Helps soil retain moisture by slowing evaporation
• Protects the area from weed growth
Mulch should always be between 2-4" thick | When applying new soil, stick to a 3" layer to avoid suffocating the plant | Consider texture, nutrients, and aesthetics when choosing a mulch type
TLC: Turf & Lawn Care
Finally, it is time to set your lawn up for a success. Follow these tips for a vibrant green lawn that will make
your neighbors stop and stare.
Aeration: Aeration is the process of creating small holes at the surface of your lawn to allow air, water, and nutrients to reach the roots. This will also reduce the compaction of the soil by creating more space for the soil to expand. The main goal is to improve the lawn soil to promote healthy growth.
Overseeding: Overseeding will help you achieve a lush lawn. It involves spreading grass seeds over an existing lawn to fill in thin areas. The end result will be a thicker, green lawn!
Irrigation: Now is the time to turn your irrigaiton system back on. Between March - May are the best times to get your sprinkler system running again. An irrigation technician can perform a 'Spring Start-up', which includes inspecting supply valves, main lines, backflow devices, and sprinkler heads. They will also set the control timer to program the proper schedule and water amount for your yard to receive.
Bright green lawn stripes are one of our favorite things to see. These are just a few of the gorgeous lawns our maintenance crew services weekly!
If you need help with any of these spring time preparation services, we are happy to help! Click the button below to schedule a free consultation or give us a call at 678-360-2784.