Spring is here, and now is the time to prepare your yard for the coming growing season. At Vision Green, we want our customers to have the most beautiful lawns and gardens this summer, and that work starts now.
Aerating uses small holes in the lawn to let oxygen into the root system. This allows the grass to grow thicker and greener because the root system is loosened and properly oxygenated. The grass is also better able to fight pests, drought and fungus when it is properly aerated. Vision Green can aerate your lawn for you as part of our spring maintenance services.
Add Some Fertilizer
When done well, fertilizing your lawn can give it the necessary fuel it needs to grow well all summer long. Fertilizing in the spring restores the nutrients in the soil that the lawn consumes during the last growing season. This helps develop a strong root system and a beautiful color. However, too much fertilizer can damage your lawn. To avoid killing your lawn with too much fertilizer, have the team at Vision Green handle this task for you.
De-Thatching the Lawn
When you mow your lawn, some of the clippings are left behind. Over the course of the summer, those clippings build up on the surface of the lawn. Then, when some of the lawn dies in the winter, the dead grass is added to this thick layer. De-thatching, or power raking, removes this layer of dead grass to give the new grass room to grow. If you don’t de-thatch, fungus and pests will have a perfect place in which to grow, thrive and destroy your lawn.
Re-Seed Bare Patches
If you notice bare patches after de-thatching, consider re-seeding. Loosen he surface of the dirt, then spread grass seed and compost on the bare spot. Use the flat side of a rake to flatten the surface, and water as needed.
Preparing your yard for the coming growing season does not have to be difficult, but it does take time. You can save time by contracting with Vision Green to handle the task for you. Our highly trained lawn care specialists will give your lawn the best possible start this spring, so you can enjoy a thick, healthy layer of grass all summer long.