Spring is right around the corner. It’s going to be here before you know it. While there may be one or two more cold snaps in the next few weeks, there’s no question you can begin planning for the new growth that comes with the warmer weather.
During the cooler months of the year, you probably don’t do too much regarding lawn care. Now is the time to get these outdoor spaces ready. Some tips that will help get you started can be found here.
Get Things Cleaned Up
One of the first things you should do when getting your lawn ready for spring is to clean things up. Take some time to rake up the leaves. Once you have removed the surface leaves, you can go back over your grass to remove any dead grass that may have settled into the yard during colder weather.
It’s also a good idea to clean out your flower beds, around your trees, and under your shrubs. It’s also a good idea to prune your shrubs and plants and to remove any dead branches to ensure optimal growth.
Inspect, Make Repairs, and Maintain
Take some time to inspect your landscaping equipment along with your irrigation systems to make sure they are in proper working condition. Now is the best time to sharpen or replace your mower blades, restring your weed eaters, and do any other repairs that are needed, such as cleaning the carburetor, replacing the fuel, and other, similar tasks.
Try to use a fuel that is free from ethanol for your lawn equipment or treat your gas with a stabilizer that will ensure your equipment remains running well. If you have an irrigation system, be sure there aren’t any broken sprinkler heads or pipes.
Aerate Your Lawn
While this isn’t the most common type of lawn maintenance you may be used to, aeration is a vital part of having a healthy lawn. The process of aeration involves puncturing the soil with very small holes, using a tool or machine. The holes that are made will allow more nutrients, water, and air to get to the roots of your grass. Aeration helps ensure the grass can flourish and ensure the roots can grow deeper, which is going to create a hardier and stronger lawn.
Reseed Your Lawn
Take some time to walk around your lawn and find any brown patches or bare spots in your grass. Since weeds and grass will compete for space in your lawn, it’s crucial that you provide plenty of room for the grass to grow. It’s easy to reseed by loosening the dirt to around two to four inches and then begin to spread a mix of grass seed and compost in the areas where it is needed.
As you can see, there are several steps that will help ensure your lawn grows and thrives. If you are unable to handle this process on your own, consider hiring the professionals for help.