Fresh cut lawns… azaleas in bloom… birds chirping and singing each other songs…
Spring is in the air. It’s one of the best times of the year, but it’s not all about relaxing in a t-shirt. Preparing your lawn for spring is one of the most important things you can do to ensure you have a beautiful, comfortable yard to enjoy over the next several months—and the time is now.
But we know it can be a bit overwhelming. To get you started, here are five essential tasks for your to-do list to make your spring cleanup simple and quick.
1. Make Sure Your Lawn Care Equipment Is in Good Working Order
You’ll be using your lawn care equipment more frequently over the next several months, so it’s important to ensure it’s ready to handle the work. Sharpen blades on your mower and clippers, and if you have a gas mower, make sure to change its oil, fuel filter, air filter and check the spark plug.
Of course, if you have an electric mower, you’re already good to go… just sayin’!
2. Check Your Irrigation System
If your property has an irrigation system installed, make sure it’s operational and no leaks have developed over the winter. As of this month, Alachua County’s summer irrigation rules go into effect, meaning you can irrigate twice a week. Make sure to adjust any automatic timers you have on your system.
3. Get Pruning
We covered the importance of pruning hedges earlier on the blog, but it’s worth restating as you’re preparing your lawn for spring. Other than shrubs and hedges, you’ll also want to take this opportunity to prune Crepe Myrtles over the next month, before they start to spruce out. This is also a smart time to prune roses, if you have some on your property.
4. Weed and Tidy Up Plant Beds
When spring kicks into gear, so will the growing season, and that includes weeds. Take the time to weed over the next few weeks, and you’ll have a much more manageable job ahead of you.
Clean up your plant bed edges by raking out leaves and cutting clean lines in the grass with shears, if necessary. If you have live oaks on your property, wait until they’re done dropping leaves to put down mulch.
5. Book Your Regular Lawn Care and Maintenance Service
It’s a good idea to secure your regular lawn care service before the season gets too crazy. Job slots start to really fill up once April arrives, so if you’re going to need regular mowing, pruning, landscape maintenance or other work over the spring and summer, take some time over the next couple of weeks to secure your service.
Contact Sun Power Lawn Care for a free estimate or to book an appointment.