Spring Equinox is March 20, 2018, and that means there’s only 19 days left of winter. We don’t know about you, but that makes us all pretty happy at Infinity, because spring’s when things really start ramping up for a fresh new season. We get to pave, cut grass, lay sod, and generally beautify landscapes and city scapes once again.
To get you as pumped as we are about the upcoming season, here are some yard tips for spring (we sure deserve it after all these frigid temperatures and non-stop snowfalls):
Yard Tips for Spring
- Remove Refuse, Power Rake, Aerate, & Add Some Compost – Your yard has gained some extra weight (much like all of us) during the winter months. The first step you should take to prepare your yard for spring is to clean up the extra debris that has accumulated (wet leaves, grass, garbage, twigs, etc.). And, when the snow is finally gone, a good power rake and core aeration will help your lawn get extra water and air to its root system. After all this, spread a thin layer of aged compost over your grass to help boost its growth.
- Apply Fertilizer and Weed Control/Pre-Emergents – Weeds can begin germinating as early as February (weather depending), and the quicker you nip them in the bud, the easier they are to manage come spring. Pre-emergents need to be applied before the ambient temperature reaches above freezing in order to be effective. And applying fertilizer give your grass an extra boost of nutrients to start the season off ahead.
- Prune Your Trees – To encourage new growth, it’s important to prune your trees. Just like we need a hair trim every now and then to clean us up and keep our existing hair healthy, trees need the same kind of care. Pruning should only be done by a professional arborist, and lucky for you, Infinity employs some of the top tree-guys in the business.
- Replace Mulch Beds – Out with the old and in with the new. Replace your old mulch with new, heavy material to help keep your trees and shrubs healthy. Mulch helps to moderate soil temperatures, locks in moisture, and keeps alive a host of microorganisms that will add to the nutrients in your soil and boost your plant and tree-health. It also gives your yard a neat and cohesive look.
- Add a Bird Feeder – Birds keep many troublesome insects at bay, like mosquitos and aphids, and also act as natural pollinators. Birds even help to control weeds, consuming weed seeds before they have the chance to germinate. Attract birds to your yard with feeders and bird baths and you’ll enjoy the life and charm they bring to your yard.
Book with Infinity Today
If you’d like help with any or all of these yard tips for spring, give Infinity a call. We can clean up your yard in no time, and prepare it to be the haven you want come spring. Book your spring clean up early, and make sure your yard isn’t left looking dreary once all that snow melts away.