Having a great looking lawn is very important to those who call themselves homeowners. Not only can a well-maintained lawn increase the value of your property, it also makes it more appealing and eye-catching to all those who drive by it.
The best way to get a great looking lawn is by properly maintaining your lawn. Many fight year after year and still don’t achieve the healthy, great looking lawn that they had hoped for. This is most likely because they’re doing the right things but at the wrong time.
Lawn maintenance is something that homeowners should be aware of year-round, but spring is where the real action happens. If you want a great looking lawn for the warm months to come, here is what you should get done this spring.
Lawn Aeration. Ideally, you should aerate your lawn with cool season grass in the early spring right as growing season is starting. Aerating punches small holes in your lawn so water, fertilizers, and oxygen reach grass roots. This helps the roots grow deeper and produce a stronger, more vigorous lawn. Pick a day when the soil is damp but not soaked, this helps the aeration machine work efficiently.
When to do it. The best time for lawn aeration is during the growing season when the grass can heal and fill in any open areas after soil plus are removed. Ideally, aerate the lawn with the cool season grass in the early spring or fall. You don’t want to aerate your lawn when the soil temperature has already reached 50-60 degrees.
Lawn Irrigation. To keep your grass looking great all season long, installing high-quality sprinkler systems is extremely important and will allow your greenery to thrive. Spring is a great time to install sprinkler systems or make repairs to your current system before the warm months arrive when your lawn needs water the most.
When to do it. It is best to install sprinkler systems either in the spring or fall. Spring because the warm months are just around the corner and you want to make sure your grass has enough water all summer long. Fall is also a great time because precipitation slows down, which will work in your favor for installation purposes (won’t have weather working against you).
Tree/Branch Removal. Pruning a tree (removing specific branches or stems to benefit the whole tree) helps the health of your trees and removes dead, damaged, and diseased branches to help prevent insect and decay organisms from entering the tree. It is best to get these services done in the spring before the warmer months arrive. Fresh cuts during the warmer months can be an easy entry point for diseases and pests.
When to do it. Spring is a great time for tree/branch removal because it gets your yard looking great for summer, plus certified arborists can assess and identify any damage that was done to your trees during the winter months.
Landscaping. As the winter months start to fade away, spring quickly approaches, and that means landscaping maintenance. Maybe you want an entirely new landscape design, or maybe you just have some maintenance work to do. March/April is a great time to remove winter mulch and to survey the overall condition of a landscape. Landscaping maintenance requires constant attention by homeowners and a professional landscaping service.
When to do it. Landscaping is a great project for spring or fall since cool air and extra moisture is key to establishing new plants in your yard. As far as hardscape installation goes, fall and spring are both great times as well. However, doing it in the spring means you can get the most out of your outdoor space right away since summer is right around the corner.
Whether it’s a big or small job, Voss Land & Tree has you covered! Our certified professionals will be sure to inspect your property this spring and assess what needs to be done in order to get you a great looking lawn for the warm months ahead. Click here to contact us and receive a free estimate.