Lawn Care Tips For Spring

lawn careIt’s this time of year again when everything just seems to blossom in your lawn. However, there’s a lot of things that you need to tend to if you want to make your lawn the envy of the neighborhood. Lawn care, after all, takes some effort. With that in mind, you wouldn’t want your efforts to be all for nothing. Here are some tips that will help you get started with lawn maintenance this spring:

Initial lawn care prep for March and April

Preparation is always key. Before spring finally kicks in, you should already make some preparations so things go smoothly. What you need to do are just basics and will not take up a chunk of your time. First you need to get your lawn mower ready for action. When you mow, go high. You shouldn’t go in too deep. And lastly, take out intrusive weeds. As all plants in your lawn start to grow, weeds are also out to grow as fast as they can.

Your lawn mower is your ally

Mowing the lawn won’t be as easy if your mower keeps breaking down on you or won’t start at all. That’s why you need to make sure that it is up to the task. Begin with a tune up, replacing the sparkplug and filter if needed. Next, you need to do an oil change and sharpen the blade. A dull blade can cause more harm than it can do good. After you’re done with the essentials, it’s time to give your mower some nice cleaning. Begin by removing the caked grass. To keep grass trimmings from sticking to your mower, apply a fair amount of wax on the inner and outer parts. Lastly, give those wheels some lubrication. A well-oiled machine performs better and will always last longer.

Give your lawn a clean sweep

During the fall and winter season, some sticks, twigs and leaves may have fallen on y our lawn. You need to remove all of these before you begin mowing. This is somewhat a mandatory part of spring lawn care. Always remember to mow high. Don’t set your blades too low. Make sure that you leave enough grass height. This will allow the grass to develop a strong root system, making for a lush lawn.

Getting rid of pesky weeds

Regardless of where you’re from, weeds are always a problem. That’s why you need to use some weed killers to get the job done. Products may vary depending on where you live. If you’re not too familiar with what weed killers to use, you could always call in your local lawn specialists like Conner’s Lawn Care.

Maintaining your lawn in late spring

Once you’ve successfully finished your lawn care Myrtle Beach steps and made sure that it will be weed-free, it’s time to give more attention towards maintenance. This process involves a few things. First is sowing your seeds. Pick a type of grass seed that has high germination rate at about 85%. This will give you that lush lawn that you desire. A good thing to note though is that you need to be patient. Wait for your grass to grow at least 3 inches before you mow. You could also use a combination of different products to resolve issues like bare patches.

Taking care of invaders and adding some final touches

There will be invaders that will populate in your lawn very quickly. A good example of these invaders are dandelions. They may seem harmless, but they can quickly spawn in your garden. Before you know it, dandelions are growing all over the place if left unattended. If you like seeing dandelions, you can skip this part. But if you don’t, be sure that you have weed control products handy. Lastly, make clean edges in your lawn. Use a shovel to cut clean edges along your landscape beds, making for a polished look.

Call Conner’s Lawn Care Service today if you need expert care for your garden.

Conner’s Lawn Care Service
Myrtle Beach, SC
843-504-4901
http://connerslawncare.com/

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