Winter weather can weaken your shrubs, grass, and trees, especially after months of lying dormant. If you want to liven them up, follow these simple tips from Atlantic Maintenance Group. We can help you care for your lawn during spring.
Prep Your Lawn by Cleaning
The first step to care for your lawn during spring is to clean up the twigs, leaves, and other debris. Although rakes work, air blowers are easier. Most often, debris can get stuck in your lawn mower and block fertilizers and other materials from being absorbed by the lawn.
Mow Early and Often
One of the common mistakes homeowners make is only mowing once a week during the springtime. If your grass grows too high and then trim it, it stunts the roots, so they can’t reproduce correctly. Instead, mow every 5 days for the first few weeks of spring, depending on the weather. This will ensure you receive a thicker, fuller lawn.
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Select a Good, Heavy Mulch
Another way to care for your lawn during spring is to choose a heavy mulch. Make sure to edge out your garden beds, trim back dead branches or shrubs, and replace the mulch. Otherwise, the landscaping team at Atlantic Maintenance Group can assist you! Contact us at 410-768-4720.
Trim Your Trees
It’s hard to determine if a tree has dead branches unless you climb up. Dead branches can fall if they are left untreated. As a result, this will cause property damage and potential injury. So, consider hiring a tree trimmer to complete a safety prune once every 3 years. Ideally, you can do this before the leaves come out because it’s easier to view the condition of the tree branches.
Avoid Seeding Until the Fall
It’s tempting to fill brown patches in your lawn with grass seed, but the seeds won’t germinate if you also apply weed killer. Instead, fertilize the lawn, and shoots will develop and fill in the brown spots. Otherwise, sod is better if the brown patches are too big or you can’t wait.
All of Your Landscaping Needs from Atlantic Maintenance Group
Atlantic Maintenance Group is a full-service landscaping company providing maintenance, design, and construction, as well as snow removal and asphalt and concrete services. We are your source for complete landscape and facility maintenance for commercial and residential properties throughout Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. We are a self-performing landscaping company, meaning we don’t hire subcontractors, and senior management is involved with every project. Our highly trained team of professionals receives constant, ongoing education on the latest industry trends, updates, and safety measures. This ensures we can deliver outstanding customer service and results to our clients, regardless of the size of your job.