Why Spring Cleanup Is Important to Your Lawn
The sun is shining, and temperatures have turned milder. Flowers are in bloom, and the chirping sound of birds fills the morning air. Spring has sprung, and there is a lot of work to be done to welcome its arrival. But, there’s more to spring cleaning than scrubbing windows and airing out those stale and musty rooms. Take a good look at your lawn. If it appears more bedraggled than you remember, the odds are good it needs some seasonal maintenance too. But, where should you start?
Maybe you didn’t get all of those leaves raked in the fall, or it was a snowy season that made it impossible to clean up all of your dog’s messes over the winter. The first thing you need to do to prepare your lawn for spring is to clean up any debris left lying about. This includes:
• Twigs & branches
• Old grass clippings
• Dog feces
Remember, any debris lying on your grass can break healthy stems, prevent water and nutrients from getting to the roots and harbor insects and fungi that can cause all sorts of plant diseases.
Healthy grass needs healthy roots and this begins by giving the entire grass system the water and oxygen it needs. Aerating your lawn helps loosen packed soil, allowing the nutrients the plants it needs to get through.
Has the long winter damaged spots in your yard? Now is the perfect time to reseed those bare and thinning spots.
Give your grass exactly what it needs to grow thick and lush during warmer weather months with the right fertilizer. Spring is the perfect time to treat your lawn with the minerals it needs.
Don’t wait until you see those weeds before you attack them. The best time to treat your lawn for weeds is before they take over. Take the time now to apply weed control to your yard to ensure that it is weed free throughout the summer.
The First Mowing
The days may still be a bit chilly, but that does not mean it isn’t time to get out that mower! Giving your grass a quick haircut before warmer weather hits can help spur its growth. Of course, you will want to make sure to cut it at the perfect height, so that it isn’t damaged. Cut it too short and you could be doing more harm than good. That is why it is important to call the experts at Meyer’s Green Services for all of your spring maintenance lawn care needs. Our team of trained professionals knows exactly how to handle your lawn care needs during this important transition period. Call today to schedule an appointment to ensure that your spring maintenance is handled in a way that will ensure a thick beautiful lawn all season long.