When the long Connecticut winter finally comes to an end and springtime approaches, you and your family can start to enjoy spending more time outdoors on your property. Which is why you should take the appropriate measures to ensure that your lawn is flourishing the spring season. The spring is considered to be one of the most crucial times of the year to implement landscape maintenance duties for your property. We have compiled a list of lanscaping measures you should consider taking during the onset of the spring season to ensure that your property will look beautiful and be the envy of all your neighbors.
Rake and remove debris
The first step you should take to preparing your lawn for the spring season is to rake and remove any debris that may have accumulated on your property during the winter season. With the harsh elements of winter, chances are there will be some remaining fallen branches and leaves remaining once the snow has melted away. Additional debris that is left populating your landscape in the spring can prove to be very damaging because it will make mowing your lawn more difficult, and can block sunlight as well get in the way of watering and applying seeds.
Apply mulch to your landscape
Many Connecticut homeowners believe that mulch is utilized for decorative purposes only. While it is true that a layer of mulch will improve the appearance of your landscape, it also provides many benefits to the health of your lawn as well. Mulch will allow your soil to retain higher levels of moisture, which will require you to water your trees less and reduce the amount of stress your tress will receive during the high summer temperatures. Adding mulch will also reduce the amount of soil erosion your landscape will receive during heavy rainstorms.
Mow your lawn high
It is very important that you sharpen or replace your blade on your lawn mower every few years. It is also recommended to mow your grass high because it will cause your grass to grow at a broader level and maintain a stronger root system. By keeping your roots strong, you will allow your grass to endure any pests or prolonged heat spells.
Core lawn aeration
Connecticut lawns will typically endure a lot of damage throughout the winter months which leads to thatch buildup. Performing core aeration on your lawn will provide many added benefits to your landscape including:
- Allows lawns a greater opportunity to breath
- Helps prevent thatch buildup
- Allows water and air to reach the root zone faster
- Improves the overall health of your lawn
Just as spring cleaning is a good idea for the inside of your house, it is vital to your property as well. Our spring service focuses on cleanup of accumulated dead grass, leaves and other debris from your lawn and flower beds. Our spring service manicures your property and prepares a healthy foundation for your plants for the upcoming season. Contact us today for more information regarding our Connecticut spring cleanup services. Our professional crews ensure that your property and service area will be neat and tidy throughout the entire job and upon completion. We have the skills and experience to find and fix the small problems before they become large expensive ones, making sure every project is done right the first time.
Affordable Landscaping & Tree Service LLC. offers landscape design & maintenance, drainage solutions, tree removal, stump grinding, lawn installations, landscape masonry, and much more to the following towns and surrounding areas in Connecticut: Hamden, New Haven, West Haven, Woodbridge, Guilford, Orange, Milford, Fairfield, Stamford, Westport, New Canaan. Contact us today for a FREE Consultation!