Get the yard ready for Spring.
For those of us that live in a climate where winter means frost and snow it maybe be hard to believe but now is the time to start thinking about yard care. Getting your yard ready for spring and the spring growing season now with a few hours of yard work will help you to get a jump on the season ahead, and have your yard looking like the best on the block.
1.) Clear the debris around your plants, by allowing the earlier sprouts to see light rather than grow through a bed of dead leaves or pine needles you’ll begin to invigorate plants earlier in the growing season.
2.) Trim back bushes that need it, ornamental shrubs, and grasses - if that was not done in the fall.
3.) Rake your lawn, nothing too serious but get a
light weight metal rake, like this one and remove all the accumulated winter debris from your lawn, this will speed up greening, allow more air to the roots and get your lawn off on the right foot.
4.) About a month before your average last frost aerate the lawn, turn on sprinklers and begin the process of watering your lawn.
5.) Shortly after aeration over seed your lawn and fill in bare patches – make sure to use the same type of grass.
6.) As trees begin to bud or leaf-out give them a deep soaking water to make sure that the roots have the moisture needed as growth commences.
7.) Leaf-out is also the ideal time to fertilize trees if you plan to do so this will provide them with added nutrients to help spur growth.
Following these simple tips will get your yard off to a good start this growing season regardless of when it finally starts.