Today is the first day of spring on the calendar and many homeowners are wondering if there are steps they can take now to ensure a beautiful lawn this summer.
Below are some of the recommendations to help prevent or minimize common problems as well as increase the health or your yard in the spring:
Take a survey or your trees and hedges. Do they need pruning or shaping? Now is the time to decide whether you want to take this on yourself or hire someone to do them for you.
Are there depressions in your grass where puddles are forming after a rain? Low spots will cause poor drainage which can lead to lawn weeds, lawn pests and lawn diseases. This is another good time to practice organic lawn care. To level out the area, take compost and mix it with top soil. Put the mixture on any areas with low spots. Take a rake and level out the area.
Clean up any leaves or branches, dog waste, or other items that may have accumulated on your lawn or in garden beds through the winter. (Remember that yard waste makes great compost).
Apply Pre-Emergent to you lawn in early spring to prevent crab grass and other problem weeds from germinating.
Apply fertilizer to your lawn in mid-spring to give it the nutrients it needs to be healthy. Healthy grass Is able to resist diseases and weeds better as well as just plain looks better.
Mow and Trim your lawn. It is recommended that the first mowing of the season be short (2 to 2 ¾ inches) which will help eliminate dead grass.
A lush green lawn in summer begins with planning and implementation in the spring. At Organic Solutions! Inc., we can design a plan that will keep your grasses and landscape healthy through each season of the year. Contact us today for a free estimate.
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