We look forward to when spring comes around, when everything turns green and flowers begin to bloom. Along with that natural beauty comes a lot of lawn care maintenance. Here are some of the things we do to prepare our lawns for a lush growing season.

Aeration

Just like humans, lawns need to breathe. At the very beginning of the spring season, it’s a good idea to aerate the lawn. This process is a simple roller that pushes across your lawn and punches small holes to allow air and water to get deep into the soil and grass roots. At the end of aeration, there will be small dirt clods scattered around the yard. These will dissolve right back into the lawn over time with watering.

Thatching

Sometimes our lawns get a lot dead weeds and grass after the winter season. It’s important to remove this yard waste. This helps water and fertilizer to be able to penetrate to the soil. A thatching machine is a motor-powered rake that gets pushed over your lawn much like a mower to get up all the old growth.

Water

Making sure the grass is watered regularly is critical to the health of your lawn. If you have an automated sprinkler system, this is the best way to get the correct amount of watering. If not, it’s still fine to use a hose and manual sprinkler. Our professionals can tell you how often and how much to water for your area specifically.

Fertilizer

We recommend feeding the lawn with a special mix that is specific to your area, grass type, and time of year. This is important because many fertilizers have chemicals to amplify the growth and greenness of lawns. The wrong mix could end up harming your lawn instead of enhancing it. Fertilizer should be applied approximately every 2 months throughout the spring, summer, and fall.

Re-Seeding

When the temperatures warm up enough, our crews spread out seeds across your lawn in order to thicken the growth and fill in any bare spots that may have appeared due to bugs, disease, drought, pets, or high traffic. There are many different types of grass and grass seed mixes. A professional can evaluate your lawn to ensure you get the right seed. Having a thick lawn also helps create a natural weed barrier.

Weed Barrier

If you do get some weeds in your lawn, you have a few choices. We can spot treat individual weeds or weed patches, or we can treat the entire yard. The purpose of weed treatment is to eliminate current weeds and prevent new ones from occurring.