The official start of spring is right around the corner, and that can only mean one thing — Spokane lawn care season is almost upon us! Impeccable Landscapes is your go-to lawn care company for year-round landscaping services, and you can count on our experienced team to make sure your lawn as green and as healthy as possible. If you are wondering how to get your lawn ready for spring, today’s post is for you. Read on to learn more!
7 Spring Lawn Care Tips
Rake, Re-seed, and Mulch
Raking your lawn removes dead leaves and other debris that has built up over the winter. It is fairly normal to see a few bare spots after you rake your lawn, so don’t worry if you do. Now is the perfect time to re-seed those spots with a mixture of grass seed and fertilizer to ensure they pop up in time for spring. Once you have raked and applied seed, don’t forget to apply 2 to 3 inches of mulch around trees, shrubs, and plants. This will help keep weeds at bay while moderating soil temperatures and moisture levels.
Although no one really likes doing it, the best time to weed your lawn and garden is just before spring starts. You can do this manually or you can apply a natural herbicide that will help eliminate weeds without much back-breaking labor on your part. This is a task that is best done with a plan in mind — whether you choose to start with beds and planters or the lawn, devise a strategy before you begin to save time and energy. Pro tip: add the discarded weeds and perennial foliage to your compost pile to give it an early-season kickstart.
Check Your Equipment
There are a lot of tools that are needed for keeping your Spokane lawn looking great. From trowels, spades, and other small hand tools to mowers and trimmers, you likely have a fair amount of lawn care equipment in your shed if you maintain your own lawn. Before spring starts, closely inspect these tools to see if any of them need repairs. Likewise, take care to sharpen your mower blades for a clean cut when it is time to mow your lawn. While you are at it, don’t forget to check your sprinkler system to ensure all the heads and lines are functioning properly.
Aerate Your Lawn
Your lawn is made up of a complex system of roots that require adequate nutrients, water, and oxygen to thrive. These elements are often hard to come by during our harsh winter weather, and layers of built-up thatch can prevent them from actually reaching the roots when these elements are available in the spring. The process of lawn aeration creates hundreds of small, narrow channels down into the soil so that water, oxygen, and nutrients can make their way down to the root system. The result is deeper roots and a thicker, greener lawn.
Prune Your Trees
Winter winds, ice, and snow can wreak havoc on even the hardiest of trees. Before spring arrives, you want to be sure to remove any limbs that are broken, diseased, or dead. This can be accomplished with strategic tree pruning. However, before you go crazy with your pruning shears, be sure to contact a certified arborist to make sure that your pruning strategy doesn’t unintentionally damage your trees and shrubs. Here at Impeccable Landscapes, we have an ISA-certified arborist on staff to help you with any pruning questions or concerns.
Mow and Fertilize Your Lawn
Finally! After months of being stuck in the house, it is time to get out and mow your lawn. This is one of the most important parts of getting your lawn ready for spring, as is following it up with a nitrogen-rich fertilizer. Although it can be tempting, take care not to mow your lawn too short. Somewhere between 2.5 and 3.5 inches is ideal, and you don’t want to cut more than one-third of the lawn’s height when you mow. In fact, mowing frequently while keeping the grass a little longer can help prevent weeds and create a tougher lawn.
Hire a Team of Pros
Phew — all of those lawn care tasks sound like a lot of work, don’t they? The good news is that there are experienced, reputable landscaping companies that are willing to do all of that work for you in exchange for a nominal fee. Hiring a team of professionals allows you to save time and effort while improving your curb appeal. You’re also free to enjoy your yard rather than worrying about when you next need to mow or fertilize and most importantly, investing in professional lawn care services is the number one thing you can do to ensure the health of your landscaping all year long.
Top Rated Local® Spokane Lawn Care
Getting your lawn ready for spring is easier than ever when you hire the expert landscapers at Impeccable Landscapes to do the dirty work for you. We’ll gladly rake, clear weeds, and perform general clean-up tasks to prep your lawn for the warmer weather ahead. Beyond that, we are happy to aerate your lawn, prune your trees, and perform regular mowing and fertilization services to keep your yard looking its best well into the fall. Contact our Spokane lawn care company today to request a free estimate and discover green in a whole new way!