Lawn Care Services At Landworks Landscaping Company Helps Get Your Yard Ready For Spring

Lawn care services at Landworks Landscaping Company includes getting your yard and landscaping ready for spring. It’s time to dust off the lawnmower and get a tune-up, cut down ornamental grasses, and even set up a turf fertilization and weed control program with Landworks Landscaping Company. 

Winter weather can leave your grass, shrubs and trees weak and hungry, especially after months of lying dormant under a blanket of ice and snow. 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. Landworks offers lawn care services that include a professional spring clean-up.

Early in spring, use a combination of fertilizer, which feeds your grass, and pre-emergent, an herbicide used to prevent crabgrass. 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. 

Is your lawn riddled with bare patches due to dog spots, heavy traffic, or neglect? If so, you may need to apply grass seed to fill in those bare patches. This solution is known as “overseeding lawns.” Apply a slow-release nitrogen fertilizer when you overseed. Five weeks after the grass germinates, apply quick-release nitrogen fertilizer. Lawn care services with Landworks Landscaping Company will seed for you and make sure any bare spots are fully covered for a lush, green lawn.

Lawn Care Services At Landworks Landscaping Company Helps Get Your Yard Ready For Spring

The 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.

When your grass starts its spring growth surge, it will soon need mowing. Having your mower ready to go will help you stay ahead of the growth and keep your lawn looking neat. Tips for getting your mower ready include:

· 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.
· Remove the oil drain plug at the bottom of the engine and let the dirty oil run out into a container. When it’s completely drained, replace the plug and refill the crankcase with the type and quantity of oil recommended in your owner’s manual.
· A dull mower blade can shred the tips of your grass, causing your lawn to turn brown, so sharpen the blade at least once a year. Always remove it from the mower for sharpening. If the blade has large nicks in the cutting edge from hitting rocks or other debris, you should replace it. While the blade is off, it’s a good time to clean the underside of the mower.
· Use a strong spray of water and, if necessary, a putty knife to remove any grass caked on the underside of the mower deck. Clean the top of the mower as well, using a rag or brush to get grass clippings, leaves, and other debris off the deck and out of crevices around the engine and wheels.
Lawn care services from Landworks Landscaping Company include mulch installation, shrub trimming, landscape bed maintenance, flower installation, aeration and seeding, spring clean up, lawn fertilizer service, and weed-grub-insect-disease control, and more, for both residential and commercial properties.
For information about lawn care services, call Landworks Landscaping Company at (913) 422-9300. To request a quote, click here.