With summer just around the corner, getting the landscaping ready is a critical step in preparing for warm weather. Proper lawn maintenance and care, especially after the harsh winter temperatures will keep your yard lush and green all season long. Below are five tips for readying the lawn for summer heat.
How to Prepare the Lawn for Warm Weather
1. Soil Test
Think about the right pH balance and nutrient composition when you’re preparing the landscape for high temperatures. Soil that is too acidic or contains too high an alkaline level will affect how the garden and lawn grow. Balancing it early will determine what you need for the healthiest growing season.
2. Winter Cleanup
Collect and remove large piles of dead leaves, as well as any limbs, branches, and other debris that has accumulated over the fall and winter. The tidier the landscape is, the easier it will be to reseed and let new grass sprout. You can also compost or mulch trimmings and leaves to feed the new landscaping during lawn maintenance.
3. Expert Service
Call your lawn maintenance team to make sure you are on schedule for any pre-summer cleanups and that your regular landscaping services are set. Discuss any trouble you’ve noticed or whether you want to reseed sections of grass that need revitalizing.
Winter weather is rough on walkways and pavers. Check that there aren’t any cracks from cold temperatures and moisture. Also, look for any loose paving stones and other damage. You should keep the masonry in top shape since it’s a critical component of the yard’s overall appearance.
5. Weed Control
Weeds grow quickly and spread swiftly. Typically, you will notice weeds throughout the landscaping before other elements have begun their life cycle. Take care of weed growth quickly. Simply pull them up so they don’t root or consider weed control services from a professional.
For more than 25 years, DRS Lawn & Landscape LLC has been Long Valley, NJ’s top choice for lawn maintenance. As a full-service landscape design company, both residential and commercial customers rely on them for healthy, groomed, and gorgeous greenery. Their team is also well versed in hardscape elements such as retaining walls, walkways, and other masonry. Call (908) 879-0600 or visit them online for more information about their services.