With the start of Spring comes the anticipation of sunshine and being outdoors! While most of us dread doing yard work, there are a number of steps you can take now to prevent lawn care troubles. To save you some time, we have compiled a list of helpful tips for your preparation of spring weather!
1. Clean your yard.
This includes raking leaves, twigs, and other debris that could block fertilizers from being absorbed by your lawn or get stuck in your lawn mower. This may be an obvious step, but you would be surprised on how many people skip it! For a healthier yard and lawn mower maintenance, we encourage you to take the time to complete this step.
2. Review Lawn Mowing Strategies.
Who knew this existed? Lawn care is usually a tedious task, but if you care about the overall growth of your grass, check out The Spruce blog on “How to Cut Grass Properly” to learn about the correct way and time to mow your lawn. Expert Tip: We recommend you review tips now before the warmer months sneak up on you!
3. Mow your grass early and often.
In the first five weeks of Spring, experts suggest mowing your lawn every five days. This will ensure a fuller and thicker lawn in the warmer months. After the first five weeks, it’s okay to mow your yard once a week!
4. Invest in fertilizer and weed killer.
At the beginning of the spring season, you should feed your grass with new fertilizer and protect it with weed killer. Usually overlooked, this important step can save you time and energy if you take preventive measures with your lawn care. We also suggest applying a pre-emergent crabgrass control, which is difficult to kill once it grows in your yard.
5. Trim your trees.
Before your leaves begin to bloom, trim your dead branches. Be sure to take care of any dead branches, as they may fall off and cause injury or property damage. We always recommend hiring a landscaping professional every three years to complete a safety prune of your trees. This will also ensure that your trees will continue to bloom and stay healthy.
These are only a few tips to get you started. At Eastwood Homes, we look for homesites for you and your loved ones to grow and play. If you’re searching for a new home in Charlotte, Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Raleigh, Richmond, or the Triad, we have gorgeous yards that with the proper care can be the home to your favorite spring memories! If you're looking for maintenance free living, then we have townhome communities that may be perfect for you!
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