Springtime is upon us, and that means . . . it’s yard season! But, before you dig in and start . . . follow these simple rules to make sure your yard is its very best this year. Ready to get down and dirty?
Leaves, sticks, and debris from the winter months can get in the way of a great yard in the Spring. Start the season off right by cleaning up so that mowing, watering, and planting are easier and more effective throughout the summer.
Once debris is out of the way, raking is a great way to loosen the soil surface and increase healthy airflow. We love the ergonomic rakes from Plow and Hearth.
Take a good overview of your entire lawn and look for areas of dead grass, or weakened grassy areas. Use a rake to open up the soil, then add new grass seed, spreading it over the newly opened surface. Make sure that this area gets plenty of water—something that may have not happened since the area was struggling to grow in the past.
There’s nothing better to lock in moisture than mulch. Mulching around trees, shrubs, and flower beds helps retain water in the heat of the day, and keeps plants warm during cool nights. Spread mulch to a depth of 2 to 4 inches for the best results.
One of the biggest reasons that lawns fail, is too much or too little water. The best way to combat watering issues is to water sparingly, but deeply, as if it has rained. This trains the grass roots to dig deeper into the soil, making the grass much stronger. Watering too often, with less water, only trains the roots to stay near the surface—making them weak. Stop by Best Buds Garden Supply for watering systems that are both decorative and effective.
Start the season off right, by sharpening your mower blades. Once you begin your mowing season, keep your grass between 2 ½ to 3 ½ inches high. This allows for deeper roots, which help your grass fight off both insects and droughts.
Spending a little prep time in the Spring can get your yard at its peak—making it easy to enjoy the rest of the season and into the summer. Shop the merchants at PointShop Mall for everything you need to get your yard blooming this Spring!
Posted: Monday, March 16, 2015