Spring is a beautiful season, but it can also be an overwhelming time for homeowners when it comes to yard clean up. As warmer weather approaches and new green growth begins to appear in the landscape, it’s important to take some steps to tidy up your outdoor space before things get out of control. Here are some tips for spring yard maintenance:
Clear Away Debris
Take a walk around your yard and remove any sticks, leaves or other debris that have accumulated over the winter months. This will help keep pests from taking residence and will make your yard look neat and orderly again.
During the winter, a layer of debris tends to form and compress down on your lawn by the weight of heavy snow and ice. This layer of debris is called the “thatch layer” and can prevent water, air, and nutrients from getting to the root system of your grass. So be sure to grab a rake and clear away the thatch layer for a healthier lawn.
Prune Dead Wood
Dead branches should be pruned back to improve the health of existing plants as well as prevent potential damage to your home or other structures. Pruning can also help reduce the spread of disease within plants and open up space for new growth.
Aerate Your Lawn
It’s important to aerate your lawn in spring, before weeds have a chance to take hold and while the ground is still moist enough to make it easy.
Aeration helps break down compacted soil by poking holes throughout the surface which allows essential nutrients, air, and moisture to reach the grass roots.
Fertilizing your lawn in early spring will help replenish vital nutrients that were lost over winter. It’s especially important to focus on nitrogen-rich products since this nutrient helps with the greening of the grass and promotes top growth.
You should also apply a pre-emergent herbicide to help reduce weeds before they start sprouting in the spring season. This type of weed control will prevent weed seeds from germinating, allowing your lawn to remain lush and free of unwanted wild plants.
To keep your lawn looking its best, mowing is essential. It’s important to mow regularly and at a height that suits your specific grass type—this helps maintain the structure of the turf and encourages healthy grass growth.
Trim And Prune Overgrown Areas
Unkempt and overgrown areas can be tough on your lawn, but trimming and pruning can help promote a healthy look. Trim around edges and paths to keep them neat and even, and prune overgrown shrubs and trees to prevent them from shading the lawn.
Spring Falls Landscaping Can Do The Hard Work For You
If you’re ready to give your lawn the care and attention it deserves, Spring Falls Landscaping can take care of all your lawn maintenance needs. We offer full-service lawn mowing, trimming, pruning, and weed control services that help keep your grass healthy and looking great. Contact us today for more information!