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Spring Lawn Maintenance Tips
Spring lawn maintenance in Orlando can play a vital role in the outcome of the growth and appearance of your lawn. The cold and dry months of winter can take quite a toll on your landscaping. With spring now upon us, Matt owner of Matt’s Meticulous inc. says lawn care should be a high priority on your house hold “to-do” list. By following these easy tips, you can ensure that you will have one of the best looking lawns in your neighborhood.
1.) Keep your lawn hydrated
Spring lawn maintenance should begin with watering your yard. Checking your sprinkler system for leaks and broken sprinkler heads along with the timer and clock, do this before the summer heat begins. Nothing looks worse than a brown, crusty, dead lawn. You can prevent this by watering your grass 1-2 times a week. The best time of day is in the early morning or late afternoon. DO NOT water your grass between the hours of 10 am – 4 pm. The hot temperatures will evaporate the water before it has a chance to soak into the soil, which will be a waste of your time, water, and lifespan of your lawn.
2.) Out with the old, in with the new
You want to start by cutting back old, dead plants. Keeping your grass, plants, shrubs, and tree branches well trimmed will keep dead leaves, branches, and grass from restricting new plant growth and ultimately make your landscaping look nice and fresh.
3.) Sharpen your blades
Keeping your lawn mower blades sharp is very important. A dull lawn mower blade will tear and pull the grass out of the ground, instead of cutting it. This will make your grass look patchy and uneven and can also lead to lawn diseases
4.) Not too long, not too short
A very important lawn care tip is making sure you keep your grass neatly trimmed at a maintainable length depending on the type of grass you have. Grass that is cut too short can damage the root system, however grass that is too long and not regularly maintained looks sloppy and can also lead to thatch.
5.) Beware of Thatch
Thatch is a spongy layer of dead grass that develops between the green grass and the soil surface. Allowing thatch to develop in your lawn can restrict water, fertilizer, and air from getting to the soil, ultimately killing your lawn. It also attracts insects and provides them with an ideal habitat in your front yard. Thatch is a direct result of improper lawn care. Raking your yard can remove thatch, but you can prevent it by mowing your lawn weekly.
6.) Keep it routine
Set aside one day each week for focusing on lawn care. Keeping your yard mowed and maintained once a week will reduce the chances of thatch, maintain the beauty of your landscaping, and compliment the style of your home.
Matt Hammock is owner of Matts Meticulous Inc
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