Spring is finally here and it’s time to start thinking about booking a professional clean up of your yard. A Spring Clean Up is a crucial step in reviving and preparing your yard for the upcoming growing season and provides a great start to promoting a healthy lawn and landscape.
Here’s what a full Spring Yard Clean Up involves along with the benefits of each task:
POWER VACUUM - LEAF / DEBRIS CLEAN UP & REMOVAL
Besides the obvious aesthetic reasons, removing leaves and other smothering debris that winter has left behind allows your yard to breathe again which is the first step to promote growth.
We use a high performance lawn vacuum to remove this layer from your lawn. The vacuum sucks everything into a bag, which is hauled away for composting. Vacuuming ensures that as much unwanted material is removed as possible, including snow mold, garbage and thatch. Vacuuming is far superior to conventional raking and bagging by hand.
POWER RAKE (DETHATCH)
Power raking (also know as dethatching) is an important step in the Spring Clean Up process as it removes and controls thatch. Thatch is a build up of organic material, such as dead grass, that sits above the surface of the soil, which, if not removed, will hinder new growth. Removing thatch also increases the effectiveness of fertilization & water absorption, which benefits a successful and healthy growing season.
FIRST LAWN CUT
The first cut not only leaves your lawn looking clean and manicured, but it is also another beneficial step in preparing the grass for the summer months ahead. It will encourage growth and clean up any remains of debris that may have been left on your lawn once the dethatching is complete.
SPRING FERTILIZER (OPTIONAL)
If it’s a thick, green, and healthy lawn you’re after, then adding fertilizer this spring is another recommended step to optimize your Spring Clean Up. Fertilizing is a perfect compliment to a freshly aerated lawn as it gives it the nutrient boost it needs to kick the grass growth into high gear!
CORE AERATION (OPTIONAL)
Aerating is highly recommended and should be done at least once a year in the spring. Aerating allows oxygen to the roots, which results in better absorption of water and nutrients, leaving your lawn nourished. Aeration also relieves soil compaction and is a great way to control thatch, both of which prompt a lush green lawn to enjoy all summer long!