The best way to keep a lush, green and stunning lawn going into summer is to give it some extra attention starting now. Spring has sprung and residential garden maintenance services should be at the top of your to-do list. With expert tips from Sydney Gardening and Maintenance, you can maximize your time and satisfaction by taking these steps.
Spring Lawn and Garden Maintenance Tips
The the for best results, a customized lawn and garden plan for your residence on your property, here’s what to do:
- Cool-Season Grass
There are plenty of grass varieties such as bluegrass, ryegrass, and fescue, and each experience minimal growth spurt during spring with their peak growing season in autumn months. Starting with their upkeep during spring will help them survive and withstand harsh heat and higher temperatures during summer months.
- Warm-Seasonal Grass
Warm variations of grass like Bermuda, St. Augustin and centipede are exceptional during hot weather seasons as the remain dormant throughout winter. These grass varieties can compliment your gardening well.
Don’t Rush. Start Slow
With a new season comes a whole lot of enthusiasm, when when it comes to lawn care and garden maintenance, you need to take a step back. As professional garden and maintenance service providers, we urge you to resist heavy yard work until the soil is dry and your lawn and garden have reawakened. When you rush into lawn care too early can lead to dangers to new shoots or compacting the soil, rather get your lawn mowed, clean up your garden tools or clean up where work needs to be done.
Start Cleaning Up
When was the last time you walked around your yard to collect large item, debris like twigs or branches? The sun is coming out and now is the time to do this. Clean up involves raking your lawn thoroughly to remove thatch or any dead grass. Take a closer look at your garden and see if there any dead spots or areas where the soil may be compacted so when the time comes, your lawn and garden are ready of professional maintenance.
If you have cool-season grass in your backyard, you need to make sure it is fertilized during its peak growing season; fall. But if you skipped this during autumn months, start applying a small amount of slow-release fertilizer just to boost lawn and gardens. Warm-season grasses need to be fertilized once the grass starts to actively growing during mid and late spring.
Pay Attention to Overseeding
Unhealthy and unsightly patches can overcome with overseeding your lawn. Cool-season grasses need to be seeded during the fall, whereas warm-season grass need to be planted once the weather is warm enough and the cold has descended.
The beginning of spring is the best time to focus on weeds, however, you’ll need to decide whether you’re focusing on getting rid of weeds or overseeding because herbicide can curb the growth of new grass. Make sure you have a professional to apply a light application of a pre-emergent weed killer to prevent weeds from developing.
Make Sure Your Garden Beds are Prepared
Once the soil is ready to be worked on, make sure you prepare garden beds. As we’ve mentioned, there are times when soil gets compacted during winter months and this makes it difficult for nutrients and water to reach the roots of plants in your garden. Using a tiller or sharp spade, you can loosen the soil and when doing this, you can add compost and any other nutrients. Fresh mulch can be added a touch of colour to compliment spring.
Remember that garden and lawn maintenance company can prepare mowing services along with watering, pruning, pest control and aeration services to prepare your spring lawn and gardening. This will improve the overall health and quality of your garden and lawn.
When it doubt, it’s always best to get in touch with a garden and landscaping company to give the best solutions for your residential gardening and maintenance services. At Sydney Gardening and Maintenance, we are proud of the work we do and are ready to provide you with exceptional services. Get in touch with us today.