The unofficial start of spring is just around the corner. It’s finally time to start thinking about lawn care! The days are getting longer with the weather getting warmer, so it’s time to prepare your lawn for spring.
Against The Elements, LLC will provide you with a checklist of things you need to do to get your yard ready for spring. If you live in Hartland, IL, we will provide a list of tasks specific to your area. However, most of these tips should be applicable no matter where you live.
Lawn Care Checklist for Spring
So, without further ado, below is our spring lawn care checklist:
1. Dethatch Your Lawn
Dethatching is the process of removing the thatch from the surface of your lawn. Thatch is a bed of dead grass and other organic material that can build up over time. It can be done with a power rake or manually removing the thatch. It will help to improve air circulation and allow new growth to occur.
2. Aerate Your Lawn
Aerating is a process of making small holes in the soil so that water and nutrients can penetrate deeper into the root zone. It will also help to reduce compaction and improve drainage. You can easily aerate with a garden fork or a core aerator.
3. Seed Your Lawn
Seeding is adding new seeds to your lawn to thicken it up and make it healthier. You should be sure to use a quality seed that is appropriate for the climate of your location. You can seed by hand or with a seed spreader.
4. Mulch Your Lawn
Mulching adds a layer of organic material such as wood chips or leaves to your lawn. It will improve the soil quality and retain moisture.
5. Redecorate Your Lawn
Redecorating is adding new plants, trees, or shrubs to your landscape. It will give your yard a fresh look and provide additional privacy or shade.
6. Trim Your Lawn
Trimming is cutting back the grass around the edges of your property. It will help keep the grass from encroaching on other yard areas and make it easier to mow.
7. Fertilize Your Lawn
Fertilizing means adding nutrients to the soil to help the grass grow. It can be done with commercial fertilizers or by using compost.
8. Insecticides on Your Lawn
Fumigating is the process of applying chemicals to kill insects that may be harmful to your lawn. It can be done with commercial insecticides or natural methods like diatomaceous earth.
Following these simple steps, you can have a healthy and beautiful lawn in Hartland, IL.
Are you ready to get your lawn in shape for the spring? Against The Elements, LLC is here to help. Get a free estimate to prepare your lawn for the warmer weather. Contact us for all your lawn care needs!