Before you know it, it's going to be time for spring cleaning, not just inside your home, but for yard maintenance as well! We've got some lawn care tips to share with you, but our primary focus is to follow the motto of out with the old, in with the new! You will want to remove and replenish to prepare your lawn for seasonal growth.
A proper spring cleaning with these lawn care tips will get your lawn ready for the summer heat and give you some fresh air and sunshine.
By tackling these lawn care tasks, you'll prepare your lawn to defend itself against any weeds, diseases, and drought this summer may bring.
While you may have kept up on yard maintenance, including raking the leaves throughout the fall, there will probably be some straggling leaves you'll want to rake up. In addition to raking leaves, you'll want to dethatch to remove any grass blades, dead grass, tree branches, or pinecones. Giving your lawn a good rake will control any thatch build-up.
This applies to knowing which type of soil and grass you have to ensure you care for the lawn properly. You will want to conduct a soil test to make sure you choose the right fertilizer for your lawn. Knowing whether you've got cool-season grasses or warm-season grasses is vital to understanding which yard maintenance tasks you'll need to perform and when it's best to complete them.
Grass roots need water, nutrients, and air to grow. Soil can become compacted and benefits from aeration. Instead of the manual process of spiking to create holes in the lawn, we recommend liquid aeration. It is a simple spray solution to condition the soil to increase the vertical movement of moisture.
Fertilizing is one of the best lawn care tips to getting your lawn to look thick, healthy, and green. Lawn fertilizer is the nutrients your lawn needs to grow. Along with the liquid aeration, liquid fertilizer can help put your lawn on the fast track to looking its best.
Water is an essential part of yard maintenance for a happy and healthy lawn. It is necessary to make sure you water your lawn correctly. Watering in the morning is the best time as it is cooler so the water has time to soak into the soil and be absorbed by the grass roots before it can be evaporated by the summer sun.
You can start mowing once the lawn is dry and the grass is long enough to need cutting. Mowing will keep your lawn healthier, combat the weed growth, and prevent lawn disease. A good lawn care tip is to alternate mowing patterns to promote upward growth. Make sure to tune up your lawn mower and sharpen the blades often to prevent damage.
Yard maintenance is not always a fun part of ownership, but it does bring a sense of pride to you and your neighborhood. With these lawn care tips and more, Simple Lawn Solutions can help you have the best looking lawn in the neighborhood.
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While region and climate are significant factors to consider before your new plants take root in the ground, you should also consider the level of maintenance required for these types of flowers and grasses. Though there is not a category of high maintenance grasses, there is a category for types of grasses that are lower maintenance than average.
All plants should be well-soaked with water, with special care given to the liquid fertilizer’s dilution instructions before applying to avoid root and leaf burn. On scorching days, apply liquid fertilizer in the early morning or late evening to avoid direct sunlight on the treated plants; the direct sun could cause burns on the leaves.
Having plants in our lives lifts our spirits and improves our health. When plants are in our homes, they help reduce stress and improve our overall moods and emotions. They also offer natural air purification. We don’t all live in areas with ideal sunlight, though, which is why it is essential to know which plants that do not need sunlight are right for you.