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.