Overhauling Outdoor Spaces

Overhauling Outdoor Spaces

As Spring weather begins to settle in, there is plenty of yard work to do. You might be expecting lush grass and bright blooms but neither of these are possible without a bit of prep and maintenance. Winter temperatures really do a number on plant life, so it is important to clean up the mess and set your green space up for success.

Raking: Fall months are a popular time to clear away fallen leaves from the ground but raking is a springtime necessity as well. Try as you might, there is always yard debris left behind in the fall. You can spend hours outdoors, trying to get every leaf and twig but you are bound to miss some and these, sit underneath snow until it melts. Regular raking gets rid of these bits and pieces, along with any blades of grass that might not have survived the winter. Out with the old to make way for the new!

Fill In Spots: Once snow has melted, it is easy to spot bald patches around your yard. While there is no immediate results for these issues, over-seeding is the first step to a healthy yard. Over-seeding is laying seed on bald patches, encouraging growth to fill in the blanks.

Fertilize: Cool season grasses should be fertilized during early spring to encourage healthy and uniform growth. Choosing the right chemical mix for your fertilizer can make a world of difference to the outcome of your yard work.

Keep Off The Grass: During early spring, grass is wet and vulnerable to damage. High levels of foot traffic can create indentations and trample otherwise healthy greenery, ruining all of your hard work.

When to Call for Help

There is never a bad time to have an expert take a look at your lawn or garden. Depending on the climate that you live in, general care and maintenance can begin as early as March while for others, May is the right time to get started. All it takes is one call to an Eenie Meenie Miny Mow! expert to get the ball rolling with a proper assessment and treatment plan.

Overhauling Outdoor Spaces