Spring Lawn Tips
Landscape Supply of Utah offers a variety of Utah landscaping supplies and tips for do-it-yourself landscapers. While they offer supplies, ranging from Utah topsoil, Utah mulch, Utah pavers, Utah bark to Utah gravel, they also strive to help homeowners create stunning yards with ideal curb appeal.
Part of properly maintaining a yard involves spring landscaping tips. This helpful article focuses primarily on how homeowners can prepare their lawns for the upcoming season. Nothing is more eye-popping than a beautiful, well-manicure and bright green yard that beckons to have bare feet pitter patter across its welcoming surface.
- Before mowing the lawn, homeowners should first inspect their tools. Proper maintenance and repair is vital to having tools that keep a lawn looking trim, fit and healthy. Some excellent points to analyze:
- Is the lawnmower in good repair?
- Are the lawnmower’s blades sharp?
- Do weeding and pruning tools need to be sharpened?
- Is a dethatching rake in regulation rotation in the garage or shed?
- Is the outdoor sprinkler system in proper working order?
- Does the weedeater or edger require new string?
- Before planting grass, it’s important to first kill the weeds that have dug their dirty little roots into the lawn over the winter months. In fact, most pesticides work by preventing new growth, which is why it’s important to kill weeds first and then plant new grass seed later. Some people prefer to kill weeds by hand, taking a more environmentally friendly approach. Both the hand pulling or pesticide methods will ultimately leave bare spots so homeowners should plan on sowing new grass seed over the next several weeks.
- It’s all in the dirt! The best dirt leads to the most beautiful lawns. Old grass, dead plants and haphazard branches from winters’ storms may seem like good fertilizer for the lawn, but they aren’t. In fact, they simply kill the grass, as it makes it impossible for water to reach the roots. It also blocks fertilizers from penetrating down into the soil. Using a rake to thoroughly clean the yard and remove all debris is highly recommended before fertilizing a lawn. An aerator helps pull out plugs of grass, loosening the dirt. It allows valuable nutrients to penetrate deep into the soil, thus helping naturally fertilize the grass.
Other helpful tips include using peat moss on the lawn, as this ultimately requires less aerating, weeding and dethatching come spring months. While beautiful lawns don’t appear or grow overnight, diligent routines and old-fashioned hard work will ultimately pay off.
Additionally, Landscape Supply of Utah offers a superb collection of topsoils, including Topsoil Plus, Fertimulch Poultry Compost, Topsoil, Organic Compost and Playground Sand. Their experts can help determine which combinations of soils are right for individual landscaping requirements.
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