Lawn care services at Landworks Lawn Care Company include getting your yard and landscaping ready for spring. It’s time to cut down ornamental grasses, mulch, and set up your turf fertilization and weed control program with Landworks Lawn Care Company.
Cut Ornamental Grasses
There are several opinions about when ornamental grass should be cut back once it flowers and becomes dry, and about as many opinions on how it should be done. The most important thing about trimming ornamental grass is to be careful about trimming growth. You want new growth to get healthy enough to sustain itself in case of a second cold snap. For flowering shrubs, wait until flowers bloom so you don’t cut off limbs that will be producing flowers.
Apply Fertilizer and Pre-emergent
Fertilization is key to weed management. The best time to apply spring turf fertilizer/crabgrass preventer or pre-emergent is late March until mid-April. Both a fertilizer, which feeds your grass, and pre-emergent, an herbicide used to prevent crabgrass should be applied. Then, six to eight weeks later, apply both products again, along with a broadleaf weed killer.
Mulch Around Trees And Shrubs
Mulching helps retain moisture, prevents water evaporation & discourages weed growth. By eliminating exposed soil, mulch makes it hard for unwanted weed seeds to take root. It also blocks the intense sun, cooling the soil and making it more hospitable for your plants. Mulch soaks up and holds moisture, allowing it to be absorbed into the soil rather than drying up or being lost as runoff. To get all of these benefits, a professional lawn care company knows that proper application is crucial. The total mulch depth should be no more than 4”.
Avoid planting flowers while there is still a good chance of hard night freezes or frosts (usually after May 1st.) After the chance of frost has passed, usually after Mother’s Day in the Kansas City area, the following may be done for flowers:
- Remove seed heads from spring bulbs
- Fertilize spring-flowering bulbs
- Add organic matter such as compost before planting new flowers
- Divide perennials
- Plant new roses
- Prune rose bushes
- Fertilize rose bushes for spring growth
- Plant annuals from seed and transplants
- Plant annual flowers for summer color
- Continue to plant and divide perennials
- Begin pinching chrysanthemums for bushier plants
- Do not remove foliage from spring bulbs until it dies down naturally, this develops stronger blooms for next year
Lawn Services From Landworks Lawn Care Company
Lawn care services from Landworks include mulch installation, shrub trimming, landscape bed maintenance, flower installation, aeration and seeding, spring clean up, lawn fertilizer service, weed-grub-insect-disease control, and more, for both residential and commercial properties.