Our Lawn Care Expert Discusses How To Prepare Your Lawn For Spring
With spring inching closer and closer, it is almost time to bust out the garden hose and hedge trimmers and do some lawn care. Many people, especially those who take pride in their home and lawn, enjoy this time of the year. The aroma of spring is just too perfect to stay inside and what better to do outside than tend to your lawn. However, it isn’t quite that time yet. Even as temperatures rise, your lawn still has a while to go before it’s ready for any planting or landscaping. So what can you do to prepare? The Nixa Lawn Service blog will take a look at what lawn care can do now to get your yard ready for the spring.
Clean, Clean, Clean
You may not be able to do a lot of the lawn care you want to do in the waning months of winter, but one thing you can do is clean. As spring comes, you will begin mowing and trimming and planting, but you will almost certainly have to get rid of sticks, leaves, and any other random debris that has been collected over the winter. Why not take care of that now instead of having to do it when spring comes?
Get Your Ground Ready
While some people like to wait until spring to apply fertilizer, it is important to get your pre-emergent and weed killer down as soon as possible. Take pre-emergent crabgrass control, for example. This must be applied prior to the soil temperatures reaching 55-60 degrees, so waiting until spring may just render the chemicals useless.
And as you get closer to the spring, either the end of February or whenever temperatures begin to even out, getting fertilizer and weed killer down will also be key, because you will need 6-8 weeks before you need to apply those things again. Getting out in front of these applications is key to keeping your yard free of weeds and crabgrass.
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Do Some Pruning
Of all the lawn care activities listed, pruning is the least appealing thing to do in the winter because it is more time consuming and requires heavy use from the hands, which is never fun in the cold. However, the last few weeks of February might be the best time to do this because you won’t have to cut through leaves and buds. It also puts your trees and bushes in good shape for the spring when they begin to really grow.
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Let Nixa Lawn Service Help With Your Lawn Care Needs
The theme of these winter lawn care activities is getting ahead. When spring comes, you want your lawn ready to grow and thrive. You can better prepare for that by doing some of the dirty work first. And if you need some help? Contact Nixa Lawn Service at (417) 724-0318 or visit our website for all of your lawn care needs.