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Spring Is Around The Corner

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Posted on: Feb 10, 2024Luis M Pérez

How To Prepare

Preparing your lawn, trees, and shrubs for the upcoming growing season is essential as spring approaches. Follow these steps to ensure a healthy and vibrant Lawn and landscape.

Clean Up

Begin by removing debris, fallen leaves, and dead plants that may have accumulated over the winter. Raking your lawn and clearing the garden beds will allow for better air circulation and sunlight penetration.

Lawn Care

Protect Against Frost: Keep an eye on the weather forecast, as late spring frosts can still occur. Therefore, cover vulnerable plants with blankets or burlap if frost is expected.

Fertilization: Apply a balanced fertilizer based on the type of grass or plants that you may have. Spring is an excellent time for a slow-release fertilizer that provides nutrients gradually throughout the growing season.

Aeration and Overseeding: Consider aeration to improve water and nutrient absorption if your lawn has compacted soil. You can hire a professional like Dr. Green for this service. Fill in bare spots on your lawn by overseeding with a suitable grass seed. This promotes a thicker and lusher turf.

Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of trees and shrubs. Mulch helps retain moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature.

Weed Control: Early spring is the time to address weed issues before they become more challenging. Remove any existing weeds and consider applying a pre-emergent herbicide to prevent weed growth.

Pest Management: Monitor your lawn and plants for signs of pests, such as grubs, fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. As well as diseases.

Tree & Shrub

Pruning: Trim any dead or damaged branches from your trees and shrubs. This helps stimulate new growth and enhances their overall appearance.

Consider Native Plants: Incorporating native plants into your landscape can support local ecosystems and reduce maintenance requirements. Native plants are adapted to local conditions and often require less water and care.

Watering: As temperatures rise, adjust your watering schedule accordingly. Remember that deep, infrequent watering is generally more beneficial than frequent, shallow watering. Water in the morning no later than 9 am and no earlier than 5 am. to reduce the risk of diseases. Keep in mind that different regions require a different watering schedule. Please consult Doctorgreen’s service for instructions.

These comprehensive steps will set the foundation for a thriving and beautiful landscape as spring unfolds. Regular maintenance and care will contribute to the long-term health and vitality of your lawn, trees, and shrubs.

Questions?

For more information on spring preparation, Please email our Doctor Green Lawn Care Expert, Luis Perez, at luisp@doctorgreen.com.