Spring is almost here in Forney, and it’s that time of year when everyone is getting their yard cleaned up and ready. At Lawn Lab, we cannot stress enough the importance of spring yard cleanup. Part of creating a beautiful lawn is maintenance, and it begins in spring. The work you invest into your yard now will pay off in the seasons and even years to come. Whether you own a home or a commercial business, you need to take part in lawn care. That’s why we have made a list of some important lawn care chores you should keep in mind when you start your spring cleanup.
It might seem obvious, but raking is a much-overlooked chore in the spring. Most people rake in the fall, but they forget that raking in the spring is just as important. Not only does it get leaves and debris off your grass, but it also aerates your grass and helps it dry out better. Leaving leaf litter on your lawn too long can be an open invitation for lawn diseases that can kill your grass.
Lawn care is a science, and if you want to get serious about the health of your lawn, you need to first look at your soil. Your turf may look fine on the surface, but the soil underneath could be telling a different story. Getting your soil tested will reveal which parts of your lawn are most suitable for planting and which parts need more work. Getting a soil test can tell you all kinds of vital information about your yard, including:
All of these factors will affect the growth of your grass and plants.
In Forney, Texas, part of maintaining a healthy lawn is keeping to a regular mowing schedule. In order for your grass to look its best, your mower blades need to be sharp. Our lawnmower blades dull over time from normal use, but objects like rock, branches, and roots can dull your blades a lot quicker. When lawn mower blades become dull, they don’t cut the grass cleanly. Instead, it tears at the grass, making your grass look jagged and brown. For the best-looking lawn, you want to make sure your blades are sharp.
The best part of living in Forney, Texas, is enjoying the great outdoors. We spend all our time working on our lawns so that we can enjoy them with our friends and family. But the one thing we always forget to count on is mosquitoes ruining the party. How many times have you been driven indoors by annoying mosquitoes? Probably too many. Mosquitoes can also carry deadly diseases such as Zika and Dengue fever. Luckily, there are some steps you can take to mitigate the mosquito population in your yard. Mosquitoes need fresh, still water to lay their eggs in. This could be anything from a birdbath, lawn furniture, plates, flower pots, toys, old tires, basically anything that can retain a small amount of water. By eliminating water from these potential breeding areas, you can reduce the number of mosquitoes in your yard this year.
Taking care of a Texas lawn can be a lot of work. That’s time you could be spending doing other things. Take the burden of lawn care off of your shoulders this year by signing up for professional lawn care services from Lawn Lab. We have decades of experience working in the Forney, Texas, area. Our lawn care program is guaranteed to turn your yard into a work of art.
At Lawn Lab, we care about your trees as much as you do. With our tree and shrub program, you will receive a 7-step treatment that includes deep root fertilization and dormant oil applications to protect it from pests.
Secure your lawn care program today by calling us at (972) 287-7400. You could also easily request a free quote here. Check out our blog for monthly tips, and make sure to follow us on Facebook for the latest Lawn Lab deals and news.