Spring Clean-Up

 

To start the season off with a bang and get your property in shape, we like to do a Spring has finally sprung, but winter left a mess once-over of your property. We rake compacted beds, remove debris that may have built up over the winter, power blow and hand rake so April showers can get the May flowers popping.
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A full spring cleanup includes:


Cutting back of perennials (prune off dead foliage)
Blow leaves and debris from landscaping
Mow lawn
Bag and haul away all organic matter

 

There are many other services that can be done in the spring that includes:


Dethatch
Aerating
Bush / Shrub Trimming
Tree Trimming
Fertilizer / Crabgrass Pre-emergent
Leaf Cleanup

 

 

Full spring cleanup will leave your yard ready for all of your outdoor spring and fall activities.  Like all our services, we can customize for your exact needs.  If you’ve already done some of the work but have found you can’t finish for some reason, we can come in and do the rest. If you want to give your lawn the best start possible, you will want to consider a dethatch and aerating.  How do you know if your lawn requires a dethatch?  Well, if you walk on the turf and find that it feels “spongy” you likely have a build=up of thatch.  Thatch is the dead clippings from previous lawn mowings that build-up at the base of the blades of grass.  If you have too much thatch, it will be difficult from your grass to get the water and nutrients it needs to be healthy.
If you have a very hard lawn, you might benefit from aerating.  Aerating will loosen up the soil and allow water to get in.  It will also allow the grassroots to grow and strengthen because the dirt won’t be so hard to get through.
After a spring cleanup, it is a good idea to apply a fertilizer that has crabgrass pre-emergent.  Crabgrass is very difficult to kill once it grows and establishes, so it is very important to keep it from starting at all.  One thing to remember about crabgrass preemergent fertilizers is that it will prevent all grass seed from germinating, not just crabgrass.  So, you can’t plant good grass seed and do a preemergent application at the same time. If you are noticing a layer of fungus on your grass as the snow melts, it is called “snow mold” and you will want to rake that out.  It is also a good idea to rake out any lingering piles of snow to try to slow and prevent the spread of the fungus.