Your lawn has taken a beating the last several months and it’s our job to make it healthy, beautiful, and ready for spring. The first thing we do is clean your lawn, window wells, and landscaped beds with professional equipment. We start this process by attaching a metal rake to a mower for an initial light raking session of your turf. Next, we use a hand rake, backpack blower, and lawn mower to gather the clippings and debris in one place so we can bag them up and haul them away.
Once we have cleaned your lawn and yard, we recommend scheduling aeration services. Early spring is the ideal time to do this because of the soil compaction that took place during the winter. When the soil can’t breathe, it causes thatch to build on in your lawn’s root system. Aeration is the process of punching holes three to four inches deep in your lawn so it can get the water, oxygen, fertilizer, and other nutrients it needs to remain healthy. It prevents fungal infections, weeds, and future overgrowth of thatch.
If the weather forecasters are right, the winter of 2017 promises to be a snowy one. This could prompt many people who felt content to shovel snow by hand to seriously consider an investment in a snow blower. With a price tag that can range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, it’s important to know about the differences between units and the features most important to you.