It’s been a long, hard winter in Ohio, and we’re still experiencing the final act. Experiencing snow and cold weather in April has homeowners itching to get their hands dirty. Spring weather will arrive sooner rather than later, and it’s time to create your plan of attack. From fertilization, weeding, and mowing, it’s time to create your spring lawn care to-do list. At Portage Turf Specialists LLC, we are the premier landscaping experts serving our communities throughout Northeast Ohio. Let us tackle some of those items on your to-do list so you can enjoy as much of spring as possible!
Healthy Spring Lawn in 4 Steps
1. Equipment Preparation
Your lawn-care efforts are only effective with the right tools. Now is the time to dust off the mower, shovels, and rakes to inspect their conditions for use. Change the oil and sharpen the blade in the mower. Inspect the air filter and spark plug. Remove any debris such as branches and twigs from your lawn before you mow.
2. Patchwork Perfect
Now is a great time to plant grass seed to patch bare spots in your lawn. Spring showers will do most of the hard work for you, but watering seeded areas daily for 1-2 weeks will ensure your hard work is fruitful.
3. Lawn Applications
Some of the most important steps to a green, lush lawn took place last winter with winterizing fertilizer applications. With the groundwork set last year, spring lawn care will be easier. This is the perfect time to apply weed-preventing treatments to your lawn to curb crabgrass and spring weeds while replenishing the root system with nutrients for vibrant strength all season long.
4. Flower Bed Finesse
Weed flower beds and remove any outstanding foliage from last year including ornamental grasses in anticipation of spring growth. Edge beds with a spade to define the edges of the bed. Spread mulch to create a layer 2 to 3 inches in thickness to deter weeds and polish your landscaping.
Summer yard and gardening projects can be overwhelming to homeowners. Don’t let the yard work consume your life; hand over some of the responsibility to the pros. Contact Portage Turf Specialists LLC by calling (330) 296-8873 for a quote to enlist our help with your lawn care and maintenance projects today!