Now that spring is in the air, you need to think about doing some chores around your property. You should add these few tasks to your to-do list for a beautiful and thriving lawn. From mowing to cleaning, all these tasks will ensure a healthy property for the summer. Here are some things you will want to handle during this beautiful spring season.
Check for Winter Damage
After a cold and brutal winter, your lawn might need some repairs. Snow piles can cause issues, or you may have some areas where the plows tore up the grass. There are plenty of ailments that can plague your grass, such as deterioration and brown spots. You will want to carefully evaluate the condition of your lawn at the beginning of spring. If you spot any signs of damage, you can act quickly to ensure that the grass is ready to thrive in the summer. Along with that, a few repairs can eliminate any additional risks of injury to others.
Remove Any Hazardous Litter or Debris
During the winter, plenty of garbage can accumulate on your grass. You can find everything from disposable masks to plastic bags. You want to remove all this trash from your space. Not only does it look unsightly, but it can prevent your lawn from growing healthy and strong. Your yard must be able to get nutrients, and a heavy presence of garbage can prevent that from happening. In addition to that, as the hazardous waste starts to decompose, it can actually leach chemicals into your grass. For those commercial spaces, you want to present a professional image with a clean and debris-free lawn.
Dethatching Your Grass
Now that you have removed all that hazardous debris from the lawn, it is time to get down to business. Dethatching is an essential step to keep your lawn thriving throughout the year. You will need to remove lawn clippings and dead grass from the area. This type of debris can get matted down into the thatch. When that happens, it can promote fungus growth and create an environment ripe for pests. Along with that, all the new grass seeds will not have a chance to germinate.
Fortunately, dethatching is easy. You can use a lawn rake with stiff tines to remove these materials. With a bit of work, your lawn will be free from any debris.
Test That Soil
If you want to have a beautiful lawn, you need the right soil. Without the proper pH levels, you could experience brown spots or have pests living in your lawn. Many grass varieties thrive in soil conditions that are not too alkaline or acidic.
You can improve the unbalanced pH levels of your lawn, but you need to know what you’re doing. Commercial lawn care services are a great way to ensure you have the proper pH for your yard. They can even test your existing soil and make suggestions to get it back into the right shape. However, you can also test the soil by yourself. These testing kits can be found at your local garden center store.
Spruce Up Your Yard
After you have cleaned up your property from all the debris, you should continue with other spring cleaning chores. Winter can ravage your property. You will want to take pruning shears and rake around your yard. At this time, it might be a good idea to remove any plants or trees that didn’t survive the harsh weather. Any dead or damaged branches should be removed. You might want to pick up all those leaves and twigs still lingering on your lawn. Lawn maintenance should extend to those other parts of your property. If you have a space that is damaged, it can affect the health of your lawn.
For a healthy lawn, it needs the proper conditions for growth. In those high-traffic areas, your soil can become compacted and inhospitable, especially for those grass roots. When you aerate your lawn, this process can actually reverse much of that damage.
Aerating is easy. You can use a specialized tool that will remove cork-sized plugs from your lawn. With that, the roots have plenty of room to grow, allowing them to soak up moisture and nutrients.
Plan for Weed Treatment
Springtime is the best time to start your weed control measures. If you wait to act on these pesky invaders, you will spend your entire summer spraying chemicals and pulling weeds. In some cases, the weeds can take over, and you could lose some of your grass. You can prevent weeds with a pre-emergent herbicide. These chemicals can stop the weeds from sprouting. For those who want to stay away from these formulas, there are alternative weed control treatments.
It is an excellent time to start spreading grass seeds around your property. If there are bare patches, you might want to skip the herbicide and fill in those areas with seeds. However, seeding in the spring might not be ideal. These grass seeds will need regular weeding and consistent watering throughout the summer. Along with that, you will need to seed again in the fall.
Maintain Your Lawn Care Equipment
If you hire a commercial lawn care company, you will be able to skip this step. However, for those do-it-yourselfers, you should check out your lawn care equipment. Take out the machines and give them a tune-up, install new spark plugs, change the oil, and replace all filters. You also want to make sure everything has plenty of gas for the upcoming season. If you have shears or other cutting devices, make sure the blades are sharpened for all your spring and summer chores.
Lawn Care Made Easy With Charlestown Landscaping
All these tips can ensure a healthy commercial lawn throughout the year. However, with Charlestown Landscaping LLC, we can help you achieve beautiful results without you having to break a sweat. Our professional team will handle all those chores, from aerating to mowing. If you would like to learn more about our services, please give us a call at (610) 608-3965.