Spring is here! The days are warming up and the outside world is coming alive once again. For many people spring means that weekends need to include outside tasks like mowing and weed eating. If you want to get your yard in tip top shape this spring there are a few more tasks you need to add to your list. In order to get and maintain a yard that is healthy and beautiful you need to include weed control, pest control, aeration, and home maintenance with the basic tasks of mowing and weed eating.
A few weeds have the ability to completely ruin the look of your yard and flowerbeds. Weeds grow quickly and can crowd out the grass and other plants you want to grow. Fledgling grass can easily be overtaken by quick-growing weeds. Weeds will soak up water and nutrients from the soil leaving less for the surrounding grass and plants. Weed control is a way to keep weeds from popping up and ruining the look of your yard. You can get weed control services that address the weeds you currently have in your yard and prevent future weeds from growing.
There are a number of pests that can pose a threat to your yard. Some pests eat away at your grass from the root and kill it off. Other pests eat the blades of grass and leaves of plants. Burrowing pests like voles and gophers destroy root systems as they move around inside the soil. Any of these pests have the ability to do serious damage to your yard this spring. The best way to protect your yard from pests is to set up regularly scheduled professional pest control services this spring. A lawn care and pest pro will know how to identify the signs of pest activity and apply the appropriate type of treatment.
Aeration is a proactive task that can improve the health of your yard. Aeration opens up the root systems of your grass to the water and nutrients that strengthen it. You can have your yard aerated and fertilized to maximize the level of nutrients it receives this spring. If you need to plant additional grass seed doing that after aeration is ideal.
It may seem odd to include home maintenance in a list of tasks you should be doing to care for your yard. But, the reality is that there are elements of your home that can impact the health of your yard this spring. One of those elements is the condition of your gutters and downspouts. Spring is often a time of increased rain. This can be great for your yard and other plants. However, if your gutters and downspouts are not working as intended it can lead to runoff and water damage in your yard. Take some time this spring to clean out your gutters and ensure that the water is flowing away from your home properly.
Completing the tasks mentioned above this spring will help you get the lush, beautiful yard that every homeowner desires. Each of these tasks can be done on your own or with the help of a lawn care professional. The key is to be consistent with these tasks so your yard stays protected and healthy throughout the spring and into the other seasons.