Landworks Lawn Care Company Assesses Winter Lawn Damage
Service plans from Landworks lawn care company include getting your yard and landscaping ready for spring. It’s nearly time to clean up the mess winter left, dust off the lawnmower and get a tune-up, and set up a turf fertilization and weed control program with Landworks.
The first step to prepping your lawn for spring is to clean up the leaves, twigs, and other debris that have gathered over the winter. Rakes work, but air blowers are even easier. Ornamental grasses should be cut back to remove dead areas to get light to the plant, providing nutrients at new growth.
A build-up of lawn thatch or heavily compacted soil makes it difficult for your lawn to breathe. Signs of thatch build-up include a lawn that feels spongy or seems to dry out quickly. Water pooling up on your lawn after a heavy rain indicates that the soil is too compacted for the water to effectively penetrate.
Aeration involves making holes in the lawn by either pushing a rod into it or extracting a plug of soil. This process breaks up thatch and relieves soil compaction. Aeration service from a trusted lawn care company like Landworks improves water, nutrient, and oxygen movement to the root system.
Applying seed to bare patches in your lawn is known as “overseeding.” Following aeration with overseeding keeps your turf dense and lush. The optimum time to complete this process is in the fall, however this can also be done in the spring through early April. Landworks lawn care company will seed for you and make sure any bare spots are fully covered for a lush, green lawn.
Early in spring, use a combination of fertilizer, which feeds your grass, and pre-emergent, and herbicide used to prevent crabgrass. (Do not apply pre-emergent nor crabgrass preventers to newly seeded areas.) Then, six to eight weeks later, apply both products again, along with a broadleaf weed killer. This will ensure that crabgrass doesn’t pop up, or you’ll be fighting it all season long. The best time to apply spring turf fertilizer/crabgrass preventer or pre-emergent is late March until mid-April. Fertilization programs from Landworks lawn care company make keeping your turf lush and green easy.
Now is also a good time to make sure your mowers and other lawn care equipment are ready for the spring. For safety reasons, the first step in doing any work on your mower is to remove the spark plug. Install a new one when you’re done with the other maintenance. Clean the air filter if your mower has the foam type or replace the filter if it’s a paper one.
Lawnmower maintenance also includes changing the oil, sharpening the blade, cleaning it from top to bottom with a strong spray of water, and lubricating the moving parts such as wheel bearings. Be sure to wipe off any runs of excess oil.
Landworks is a lawn care company specializing in all aspects of landscaping services for commercial and residential properties. Click here or call 913-422-9300 today for a free consultation.