Spring Cleaning: It Involves Your Landscape, Too
How You Can Get Your Landscape Ready for Spring & Summer
When you first think of spring-cleaning, you probably think of everything you have to do inside of your home. As spring approaches the Hillsborough Township area, it’s also time to consider the “spring cleaning” of the exterior of your home, to get ready for summer get-togethers. Here are some of the ways we perform some spring-cleaning to your landscape.
This time of year starts our five-step lawn fertilization program. We start with an initial fertilization and pre-emergent chemical control of crabgrass in March. Later in the spring, we do the same treatment to strengthen turf and enhance the chemical barrier against summer weeds. These first two steps in lawn treatment go a long way to having a weed free lawn.
Preventing Weeds, Especially Broadleaf Weeds Like Dandelions, From Sprouting
Once soil temperatures rise to a certain level, summer weeds like dandelions, nutsedge, clover, and henbit germinate can take over a lawn. These pesky weeds are controlled by contact herbicides, and coupled with our continued fertilization and grub control to keep your lawn healthy during the summer months.
With snow runoff and rainy days, spring is also a great time to assess the health of your drainage systems. After a rainstorm, check your backyard and front yard to see if there is any ponding or any unusual wet spots. If you notice vertical streaks of dirt or notice water is flowing out of your gutters in an unusual way, you might need your gutters cleaned.
Let us help you with your landscape spring-cleaning.