A Useful Checklist from Your Trusted Lawn Care Company in PA
As the warmer weather finally arrives, it is time to prepare for a lush green lawn that will be the envy of your neighbors. The goal of spring lawn care is to provide your grass with the nutrients it needs to grow, resist disease and withstand the summer heat. This means healthy soil, weed and bug control, fertilizing and proper watering practices. Also, do not worry if your area experiences light snow fall or heavy spring showers. The moisture will help the nutrients reach the grass roots.
4 Simple Steps You Can Take to Get Your Turf In Top Shape This Season:
- Clean-Up: Make lawn clean-up part of your spring cleaning schedule. You can begin once the soil dries out a bit. This will help prevent soil compaction which starves grass roots of air, water and nutrients. First, remove dead leaves and branches, then gently rake away thatch and dead grass. To avoid damaging the emerging turf, use a leaf rake or a blower.
- Treat Weeds: A pre-emergent herbicide is the best way to establish control over those pesky annual weeds like crab grass and dandelions. Preventing the weeds from germinating will help avoid your lawn being held hostage by these pests all summer. If your lawn is overrun with weeds, it is best to call in the professionals from GREENSKEEPER.
- Feed Your Turf: Your grass can benefit from a spring application of a healthy, balanced, solid granular fertilizer to get your lawn off to a good start. The best way to determine the type of nutrients your turf needs is to do a soil test. Improving soil quality is critical to a healthy lawn and garden.
- Mow Your Grass: To start the season off right, remember to sharpen those blades. Wait till your grass is at least 3 inches before you cut it. Then stick to the rule of not mowing more than 1/3 the blade to prevent damage. Grass stores energy in the blade at this time, so cutting too much off will cause it to dry out and turn yellow. Normally, you should keep the mower at around 3 to 4 inches. And
GREENSKEEPER provides a full range of lawn care services for your residential and commercial property. Whether you need our help to manage a trouble spot, install a new lawn or manage your existing lawn, we can tailor a program to meet your needs and budget. You can count on our team to deliver the results you want!
GREENSKEEPER Professional Lawn Care Services has been beautifying lawns in Pennsylvania for over 50 years. Call us at 215-938-8440 to learn more about our lawn maintenance services.