WRITTEN BY Stephen
Any glimpse of the hope of spring after a long, dull winter is truly elating. However, the anticipation of the new season also means that it’s time to start thinking about your spring lawn clean up. Spring clean ups are important not only to maintain an attractive looking lawn, but also to preserve the health of your lawn for all future lawn treatments.
What does this involve? Spring clean ups can call for haul away, fertilization, aeration, trimming, pruning and mowing.
Plowz & Mowz offers a convenient yard clean up service, but we’re also here to guide you throughout the process should you choose to take on a clean up!
The thought of cleaning up all of the mess that the winter season has left can be intimidating. Nonetheless, don’t let it overwhelm you! After a service, our expert partners can suggest exactly what will best fit your lawn’s needs and nourish it back to health.
The best time to start your spring clean up is after the last snowfall/frost of the season, once all of the ice and snow have completely melted. March is usually a good time to commence your clean up, as warmer temperatures begin to move in.
Begin by removing and hauling away leaves, branches, debris and litter. In order to bring your lawn back to life, it needs to be cleared so you have a clean canvas to start with!
Aeration & Overseeding
Aeration is the process of piercing the soil to allow the delivery or water, nutrients, and air to support root growth and strength. You should consider aerating your lawn if it appears thin and patchy or there is water puddling. Overseeding your lawn will fill in thin or bare areas and improve your grass’ color and durability!
Together, aeration & overseeding processes work to repair all of the damage that the winter has done to your yard!
Trimming & Pruning
Now, for the beautifying. It’s time to trim and prune your trees and shrubs! Pruning involves finding and removing dead or diseased tissue from plants (branches, buds, roots, etc).
These processes not only make your yard more appealing, but will enhance the health of your trees and shrubs!
Mowing & Edging
Finally, begin your routine mowing and edging for the season! Be sure that your lawn is dry enough before you mow it! Starting the season off right is correctly; wet grass is difficult to cut and will most likely form clumpy, uneven clippings.
Edging helps to prevent grass from occupying garden beds and driveways. Not to mention that it can provide the maintenance that takes your lawn from ordinary to impressive. Don’t just mow your lawn- manicure it!
Don’t forget the importance of upkeep! P&M recommends edging and cleaning your flower beds twice a year and mowing your lawn every 7-14 days depending on the time of the year.