If you live in an area subject to heavy snowfall, your garden can take a beating during the winter and look dull by the time spring comes. The right garden and lawn care preparations implemented early in the season ensure a garden free of issues such as pests, cold damage, and weeds. Here are a few care tips to rescue your plants after wintertime.
4 Spring Lawn Care Prep Tips For Cold Locations
Pruning keeps dead parts of your plants from absorbing extra nutrients and sunlight that could be flowing to healthy parts of your garden. To prevent thick outer growth that inhibits circulation, use sharp pruning shears to remove dead or dying tree and shrub branches. For major jobs, hire a tree removal company to prevent injuries and tree damage.
2. Remove Damage
Once the last snow of the season fully melts, inspect your lawn for pinkish or gray spots on top of matted grass, which are signs of snow mold. To remove snow mold, rake all patches of matted grass and clean out leaves, twigs, and other debris, which will encourage root circulation and ensure the soil receives plenty of light and oxygen.
For thick, lush grass blades, reseed bare patches on your lawn and water them frequently. Cool-season grass seeds can be planted as soon as the ground unfreezes and the soil is not excessively wet, but warm-season seeds should be planted after the soil temperature stays consistently at or above 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
To give your plants a much-needed boost after a harsh winter, get your soil tested to determine whether it needs a more acidic or alkaline fertilizer. Another lawn care product to consider is a pre-emergent herbicide, which protects your lawn from weeds, crabgrass, and other invasive species.
Help your property look its best this spring with landscaping and lawn care services from DCM Landscaping LLC & Total Lawn Care. The family-owned, fully licensed and insured landscaping company provides home and business owners throughout Wood County, WI with an extensive service menu that includes ice control, lawn mowing, dock installation, and lot clearing. Visit their website to learn what they can do for you, or call (715) 325-5548 to schedule a lawn care service.