Now that March is well underway, spring is right around the corner, leaving no better time to prepare your lawn for the warmer weather. The dormant season for your grass will soon be ending when we say goodbye to the cooler weather of winter. Starting preparations now will ensure that you have a healthy, lush lawn this summer that can withstand the brutal sun and heat.
After months of frost and colder temperatures, your lawn and shrubbery might be looking a bit melancholy and weak. Here are some tips and steps to help get your lawn and shrubbery back to a healthy state before summer arrives.
Spring cleaning doesn’t just apply to your home. Your outdoor space needs some love and care as well. The first step is to clear any leaves, sticks, and debris that have accumulated on your lawn over the winter. It would be beneficial to use a rake or leaf blower, as leaves and sticks can clog your lawnmower, causing it to malfunction.
Prepare for Weeds
Waiting for the first sight of weeds is not the best angle to achieve a healthy lawn. The spring is the perfect time to use a preventative fertilizer on your lawn. This can not only feed your lawn, but also prevent weeds such as crabgrass from taking over your lawn in the late spring and early summer. An additional fertilizer treatment is recommended for later in the spring as well to reinforce the weedkiller and protect from the hot summer sun and heat.
Trim Shrubbery and Add Mulch
Just like a head of hair that is in need of a trim, shrubbery and trees can get overgrown and mangled looking. Removing the dead branches and giving a little trim and shave can help give your trees and shrubs new life. Adding mulch to your shrubbery is recommended in the spring. This helps to protect the roots of the plants and trees.
If you are concerned about the state of your lawn this spring and are interested to learn how an irrigation system can benefit your property, give us a call! We look forward to hearing from you. At Challenger Irrigation, we are happy to serve Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, and Citrus counties.