It appears that spring may be here to stay! Of course, Minnesota weather is notoriously fickle, and we know snow may still make an appearance, but we're ready and gearing up for the spring and summer seasons. Here are a few lawn care tips from our Minneapolis lawn care experts to help you spring into spring:
1. Rake up any leaves or debris that have collected on your lawn over the winter
Spring is a vital time for lawn care. As the weather begins to warm and the days grow longer, your lawn will start to green up and become active again. Raking up any leaves or debris that have collected on your lawn over the winter will help to ensure that your grass has the space and sunlight it needs to grow. This helps to prepare your lawn before applying a fertilizer that will give your lawn a boost of nutrients, helping it to achieve a lush, green appearance.
2. Fertilize your lawn
Fertilizing your lawn is one way to help ensure that your lawn stays healthy. There are many different ways to fertilize your lawn, and the best method will vary depending on your location, lawn size and how you use your lawn space. However, all lawns need nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium in order to stay healthy. These nutrients can be found in many different types of fertilizer, so it is important to read the labels carefully before purchasing a fertilizer for your lawn.
When shopping, it can be difficult to know what will work best for your particular lawn, so don't hesitate to give us a call! Our expert lawn care team members provide this service as part of our maintenance packages and can assess your lawn's needs.
3. Clean up any pet waste
As a pet owner, it is important to clean up any pet waste that your animal leaves behind. Not only is this simply polite – after all, you would not want someone else's pet leaving waste on your lawn – but it is also necessary for maintaining a healthy lawn. Pet waste can introduce harmful bacteria and pathogens into the lawn, which can lead to lawn damage and also present risks to your pets and family members' health. In addition, pet waste can attract pests such as flies and rodents. To avoid these problems, be sure to clean up any pet waste promptly. You may also want to consider using a pet waste care service that provides regular cleaning and waste removal. By taking these simple steps, you can help keep your lawn healthy and looking its best.
4. Treat your lawn for weeds
Unfortunately, lawns are often plagued by weeds, which can steal nutrients and water from the grass, making it weaker and more susceptible to disease. Left unchecked, weeds can quickly take over a lawn, smothering the grass and creating an unsightly mess. Thankfully, there are a number of effective treatments that can help to control weed growth. Regular mowing helps to prevent weeds from going to seed, while herbicides can target specific problem areas. In addition, lawn care programs that include regular weed control and aeration help to create a thick, healthy lawn that is better able to resist weed invasion.
5. Replenish your mulch beds
Replenishing mulch beds is especially important if you had heavy snowfall over the winter. The weight of the snow can compress the mulch, making it less effective at insulation and weed control. That's why it's important to replenish your mulch beds on a regular basis. Mulch helps to suppress weed growth, retain moisture, and protect against extreme temperatures. It can also add a finished look to your landscaping.
When you replenish your mulch beds, be sure to remove all of the old mulch first. This will help ensure that your new mulch will be evenly distributed and will have the maximum effect. Additionally, you'll want to remove any weeds, as these will consume soil nutrients that you'd rather have going to your decorative plants.
6.Call The Lawnsmith!
While these five tips are important for lawn care in spring, they are just a starting point. For truly amazing results, call The Lawnsmith! We offer lawn care services that will help you achieve a beautiful lawn that you can be proud of. Not only will your lawn look amazing, but you'll be able to spend your time enjoying your lawn instead of working on it.
Our team of experts will work with you to create a customized lawn care plan that meets your unique needs. Contact us today to request a free estimate, as well as learn more about our lawn care services and how we can help you achieve the perfect lawn this spring!
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