Did you know that Americans spend nearly $30 billion on lawn care every year?
The spring season is coming up in just a couple weeks, and soon homeowners and landscapers will be enjoying the outdoors, getting their lawn ready for the longer, sunnier days. While most people strive to have a good curb appeal, some fall short because they simply do not know how to do it. Well, that is why we are here to help.
Here are some great tips to prepare for the spring season and keep your curb appeal up.
Check Your Trees and Shrubs
Take a quick stroll around your lawn. Do you have any trees or shrubs that are dead? Any branches that need to be pulled? Do you need to plant new ones? Some tree limbs may need to be “pruned”. “Pruning” means to clip, crop, cut back, and weed out the branches of the trees or shrubs that are dying. You can do this yourself or hire a professional.
Test Your Soil
Before you go full swing on your lawn, make sure the base is good. Your soil needs to have the right pH and overall nutrients levels.
Depending on the type of lawn you have, you may or may not need to fertilize in the spring. If you do, make sure to choose a slow-release fertilizer that has better nutrient absorption.
Get Your Lawn Mower Ready
Your lawn mower may have hibernated for the winter, but it is time to get it ready for the busy season. You will need to, most importantly, check if it still works, sharpen the blade for a clean cut, and lastly, change your oil and clean the “deck”, all to ensure a good lawn cut for the first of many to the seasons ahead.
Diversify Your Lawn
There’s plenty of different options to diversify your lawn amongst others. You can add garden seating, lighting, curved flower beds, a water fixture, or even just add different flowers from last season to add a little extra spark to your lawn.
Overturn The Weeds
Before the weeds take over your whole lawn, make sure you get ahead of them and start pulling them out early. Staying on top of the weeds is very important to maintain curb appeal.
Check Your Irrigation System
As they say, April showers bring May flowers. Check your irrigation system to make sure that your lawn is getting just the right amount of water. Your irrigation system needs to be able to keep your lawn hydrated during the sunny days, but not have any flaws where it may hold too much water and flood.
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