Spring Lawn Care Madison
Spring lawn care services are critical if you want to ensure a beautiful, lush lawn in the summer. The funny thing it is that it actually begins in fall and throughout winter. Your fall property care has a huge effect on whether your spring will make your summer a great one. But assuming your fall routine was spot on, you can confidently move into spring care knowing your efforts will likely pay off.
#1 Mulch the Leaves Regularly
First, regularly mulch your lawn as leaves fall. This is especially critical to do regularly, such as weekly or biweekly, because dead leaves will collect and pile up, suffocating the grass beneath it, and when they finally decompose, the grass beneath will be weaker or even dead. Raking is good too, as it partially aerates the ground while clearing the debris, but make sure you don’t leave big piles sitting around as they will produce bald patches on your lawn.
On the flip side, never ever bag the leaves you rake up and throw them away. This will only cost you more money and time in the future. Those leaves are part of nature’s cycle to return nutrients to the soil after a growing season. If you bag and throw away them, you’ll have to spend more and more on fertilizer and compounds to feed your malnourished lawn. All this can be avoided by mulching the leaves as they fall, whether it’s autumn or springtime. You’ll save time, money, and your lawn will look better than ever.
#2 Double Check Watering and Drainage
Second, make sure your watering and irrigation systems are ready. When the weather starts warming up, it’s going to be critical to keep your lawn and gardens watered. Make sure to check for leaks, cracks, and broken sprinklers in your watering system. Check your irrigation system to ensure the lawn drains properly and there isn’t standing water. Standing water in your lawn and flower beds can cause mold and insect infestations.
Other spring lawn care services include:
Grounds clearing – removing debris, fallen branches, any anything else that might obstruct healthy growth in the coming months.