It’s only a few days until May, so now we are approaching the end of the spring season and are moving towards the beginnings of summer. Late spring is one of the most beautiful times of the year– so many flowers adorn the landscape and gardens, grasses are a lush green, and the sunny weather is an absolutely perfect temperature for outdoor activities. But unfortunately, it’s a time when landscaping maintenance is very important. During this transitional period between spring and summer, there is a lot that needs to be done in terms of landscaping. Here are some late spring landscaping maintenance tips to carry out over the next few weeks.
Thicken Up the Thinning Lawn
After all the outdoor activities you’ve likely had in your lawn by late spring, it might be looking a little patching. Like anything else that’s frequently walked on like carpet or rugs, grass lawns can also become worn down from use, except instead of losing fibers, you are losing grass blades. If this rings true, you’ll likely need to do some landscaping maintenance to get it back to normalcy by summer. The first step to take is to determine what species of grass you have in your yard. In Maryland, you will likely have cool-season grass, but in some more southern areas, you may have warm-season grass, which has different growing and landscaping maintenance requirements. Then, invest in some fertilizer appropriate for your grass species to help get your lawn healthy and full again.
Rid the Lawn of Annoying Dandelions
Although little kids might enjoy playing with dandelions, they are actually quite a harmful toy to your lawn and landscape. Not only are these little yellow flowers annoying weeds, but they also will soon become seed pods, which grow in the grass very quickly once blown around by the wind. First, go through the yard and find any dandelions and pull them out by the roots before they become seed pods. A landscaping maintenance procedure you should take against dandelions is by purchasing some weed repellant along with your regular grass feed. There are even two-in-one products that kill dandelions and feed the grass all in one step. This is important for maintaining a gorgeous and spotless lawn in summer.
Get those Grubs
One more gross part of landscaping maintenance is getting rid of any insect pests that can affect the quality of the grass. Unfortunately, it’s a step that must be taken. Some beetles lay their eggs in the ground, and they hatch into grubs. Grubs are tiny white insect larvae that feed on healthy grassroots and can be detrimental to garden health. So, try to invest in some pesticides if possible.
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