Kick off spring preparations with lawn service tips
Don’t the remnants of the cold winter just make you look forward to that sensation of stepping barefoot on a lush, freshly-mowed lawn? Well, say hello to spring soon! As the cold season draws to a complete close, a busier lawn care schedule is coming up. Have you done your lawn good this winter? If you are considering taking advantage of lawn service early before spring starts, it pays to know what your lawn specifically needs. Lawn service may not be an utmost need. But if you prefer to start things right from the beginning of the season, reach out to lawn service experts in your area. Lawn service experts can help you spot what you missed in your yard care checklist. It is prudent to ensure everything is checked off that list before the busy spring sets in.
Before jumping off to spring-pick-me-up routines, get your lawn care basics down for a barefoot-worthy turf.
Like almost all maintenance jobs, results are much better and things go smoother with proper preparation. This is very basic. If you involve your lawn service experts, you may find it more efficient. You may be able to sit back on parts of the process. Then take note of their advice on properly prepping your lawn for spring time.
Lawn service at this time of year always involves mowing. If you are up for doing it yourself, by now, you should already be sharpening your mower blades. Sharp blades ensure clean cuts while dull blades tear grass. Jagged edges on grass do not really make for a nice, warm, green mat for your bare feet. In addition to this, the jagged edges invite pathogens and discolor your lawn. Lawn service experts would encourage you to sharpen your lawn mower blades at least once every month. This is typically during spring and summer, where mowing is at the peak of your routine.
It is wise to keep a back-up blade so you always have an extra one in hand.
Aside from keeping sharp mower blades, make sure you tune up your lawn mower engine. Check that the spark plug and air filter are in good working condition. If you are not sure that either of these need replacement, consider the input of lawn service experts. You may not need a new spark plug every season, especially if your mower is well maintained. However, if you deem it best to change it each year, it is a no-sweat task. Plus, you are ensuring you will never miss the last time you replaced your spark plug as you do it each year.
Check on your lawn mower gas. Since your gas has been sitting over the winter, it may have accumulated moisture. This can be harmful to your lawn mower engine. If you are using ethanol gas, this is highly likely the case. Hence, it is better to use regular gasoline. Do not scrimp on gas.
If you have to throw away gas that won’t do your engine good, then by all means be rid of the old fuel.
If your lawn still has twigs and leaves from the winter, now is the time to start raking them off your lawn. Keeping a thick layer of wet leaves on your lawn does not help in its awakening. Lawn service experts would recommend early removal of this layer as it smothers your lawn. Make room for fertilizer and herbicides by taking dead leaves and twigs out now.
As your lawn wakes up hungry, feeding it is crucial at this time.
Get your grass off to a good start by feeding it and fortifying its roots. February to April is when your grass starts to actively green up and grow. If need be, solicit the help of lawn service experts to Identify areas in your lawn that have died out completely. You will see bare soil in these areas and no signs of grass. Lawn service can repair these areas when spring comes. It is a good idea to identify them early on. This can help further determine if you need more work on your lawn. For instance you will want to know if you have these rapidly expanding brown areas caused by fungus from the winter cold.
FAQ: Is it a good time for weed and feed products?
Around this time, weed and feed product advertisements are all over. It is indeed time for weed killers very soon. But application of weed killers and fertilizers at this time is highly dependent on the condition and temperature of your lawn. In some areas, soil is still too cold. Feeding your lawn on cold soil is a waste. Warm-season grasses are not yet ready to absorb the nutrients to the maximum. So combination materials like weed and feed are not exactly in prime timing for now. Ask your lawn service experts for an evaluation of your lawn. They would be able to tell when it is time to administer weed and feed. It is mostly wise to put your trust on their results.
What All American Turf Beauty Says About Taking Advantage of Lawn Care Service
Lawn experts from All American Turf Beauty encourage early preparation for the coming of spring. This means an overall evaluation of your lawn’s condition. This includes determining what damage winter is leaving your lawn and the current conditions that will determine the actions you’ll need to take. There is nothing only the best lawn care experts in Iowa can give you. Get in touch with All American Turf Beauty to keep you on the right track as it is time to revive your lawn. Call us today and talk to our lawn care experts at 1-800-365-8873 or you may visit us at 311 Desoto Rd, Van Meter, IA.