• 14
  • Feb
  • 2014

Spring Landscaping Chores

Winter days are ticking off one by one, and soon spring will be here in all of its glory. Now is the time to start thinking about all of the lawn and garden chores that will need to be done in the coming weeks. To help your home and lawn look its very best in the blooming months that are coming, you probably want to consider taking care of the following chores.

  • Dethatching

Thatch is the landscaper’s term for the layers of dead grass and thick roots that can accumulate around the bases of the grasses in your lawn. Removing this layer of dead material will help rejuvenate your lawn, allowing fertilizer and water to penetrate to the roots of the grass plants.

  • Fertilize the Lawn

Early spring is the time to put down some fresh fertilizer to feed the lush growth of spring grasses. You can choose chemical fertilizers or use natural compost to get a lush, green lawn in the spring.

  • Weed Control

Sometimes during the winter months, your lawn will be contaminated with some stray weed seeds. By applying a chemical pre-emergent weed control, your days of digging dandelions out of the lawn are over.

  • Mowing

To manage the fresh spring growth and give new grasses time to mature, you should set your mower blades to the highest setting when you are cutting the grass for the first time in the spring.

  • Re-seed

If you were less than pleased with the appearance of your lawn last fall, it may be time for lawn renovations. You can overseed your lawn to cover bare patches, or you can remove your old lawn and replace it with drought-tolerant sods.

If you need a company to manage your spring lawn and landscaping needs, turn to Enhanced Landscape Management. They have the experience and knowledge to get your lawn in shape this spring. Enhanced Landscape Management serves the Conejo Valley, Thousand Oaks, and Westlake, California areas. Contact us today!