It’s almost that time of year! That time when the landscape of brown, dead grass and barren tree limbs transforms into a beautiful display of fresh budding leaves, pink and white flowers and healthy, renewed green grass. Spring is almost here! While we know spring won’t “officially” be here until March, it’s never too early to get your spring landscaping in place! By taking a few steps early in the season, you can help create a beautiful, healthy yard for the upcoming season.
This is a re-post of a blog we wrote in 2014. We updated some information and wanted to share it with our loyal readers.
With the weather in the Midwest taking a roller coaster ride this week, you may have done some planting on the warm days. Well now that the forecast calls for snow and freezing temperatures, we need to protect those plants!
We’ve gotten a lot of snow this year and had a very long winter. If you’re like me, you’re nervous to see what your lawn will look like after all this snow melts away. The not-so-green acres below with mud and dead patches are going to need some attention.
Making your lawn thick and lush can be a constant struggle. Luckily, your lawn has likely gone dormant. As the heavy snow load recedes, you may notice the toll it has taken. The snow piles along your driveway and near the street has compacted the soil. To loosen the soil and improve water penetration, apply gypsum to those areas along the street and driveway to 10 ft. back.
When it comes time to mow this spring, only cut the top third of the grass. Mowing more than this can stress the grass so set your mower accordingly each time. Once your lawn has recovered, it can be cut shorter in late summer and fall.
You’re also going to want to water properly. It’s necessary to water your lawn and landscape to not add to any damage but to help replenish. You may feel like you’re using too much, but you need the water to go deep down to the roots. On any especially warm days this spring, be sure to water away and set up sprinklers. Watering in winter will help your lawn be green and growing as the soil warms up this spring.
For any questions about recovering your lawn from snow damages, contact Olympic Lawn & Landscape. Our professionals have the equipment necessary for any job. Call today and ask about our 10% off special.