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Landscaping Guide For Homeowners

Hello, my name is Justin Malone and on this blog you'll find a lot of useful information about landscaping. When I moved into my newly built home, I didn't even have any grass in my yard, so I had to start from scratch. Before I tackled the project of landscaping my property, I did a large amount of research first. I learned how to plant grass seed, and when the grass started to grow, I researched planting trees. As my yard started taking shape, I planted shrubs and made flower beds. My next landscape project was building a fish pond and I completed it with ease after doing the research. I'm writing this blog as a guide for others who want to do their own landscaping and I hope that it helps you learn how to create a beautiful yard.

Lawn Care 101: 5 Tips To Prep Your Lawn For The Spring Season

As the winter season comes to an end, it's time to start thinking about prepping your lawn for the spring season. Taking care of your lawn not only makes it look good but also helps to maintain the health of your grass. Lawn care can be a bit overwhelming, but with the right advice, it can be a breeze. Here are five lawn care tips to help you prep your lawn for the spring season.

Rake the Leaves and Debris

One of the first things you should do when prepping your lawn for the spring season is to rake the leaves and debris that have accumulated over the winter months. Raking helps to remove dead leaves, twigs, and other debris that can suffocate your lawn and make it difficult for new grass to grow. It also allows you to check for any bare spots or damaged areas that may need to be reseeded or filled in.

Aerate Your Lawn

Aeration is an important part of any lawn care routine. With this process, you use tools or chemicals to stir up the soil, allowing air, water, and nutrients to reach the roots of your grass. This process helps to reduce soil compaction, improve drainage, and promote healthy root growth. You can use a manual lawn aerator or rent a machine to make the process quick and easy.

Fertilize Your Lawn

Fertilizing your lawn is essential to its growth and health. A good fertilizer provides your grass with the necessary nutrients needed to grow strong and lush. Spring is the perfect time to fertilize your lawn, as it is the start of the growing season. Make sure to choose a fertilizer that is appropriate for your climate and grass type, and follow the instructions on the bag for best results.

Weed Control

Weeds can be a nuisance in any lawn, and early spring is the best time to tackle them before they take hold. Apply a pre-emergent herbicide to prevent weeds from germinating and growing. Be sure to read the label carefully and apply according to instructions. 

Mow Your Lawn Properly

Mowing your lawn is essential to keep it looking tidy and healthy. Make sure your lawnmower is in good condition and the blade is sharp. Cut no more than a third of the total blade length each time you mow. Mowing too short can weaken the grass and make it more susceptible to disease and damage. 

Contact a professional to learn more about lawn care