Spring is here in Michigan! It’s time to put away that winter snow equipment and take out the lawn mowers, fertilizers and other warm weather lawn equipment. Below is a helpful list of tips to help get you started on spring clean up and summer preparations:

Spread granular, slow-acting organic fertilizer

(If you fertilized during fall/winter – this is optional) Slow-release fertilizer is more beneficial to your plants than fast-release fertilizer. Fast-release fertilizer can encourage excess growth which can make your plants more susceptible to insects and disease, they can also disrupt the life in the soil below.

 

Aerate the lawn to treat compacted soil

Aerating your lawn helps oxygen, water, organic fertilizer and nutrients get to the roots of your lawn. By doing this you are helping them grow, which will make your grass greener and easier to maintain.

 

Mulch with organic matter, if necessary

Mulching offers a wide variety of benefits and is highly recommended to protect and insulate your beds.

 

Sharpen your mower blades at the start of the season

Having a sharpened blade helps to cut grass clean so the grass can recover quickly.

 

Prune your trees and shrubs as necessary

Pruning helps keep your trees and shrubs healthy by removing the dead, damaged and infected parts allowing for new healthy limbs to take their place.

Please remember you should always perform routine maintenance as well by raking, weeding and cutting as needed. We know how busy you are, and United Lawnscape has you covered! So, let us take care of your spring prep for you. Click here to set up an appointment or request a quote.