Although Florida’s climate calls for you to tend to your yard all year long, now is the perfect opportunity to give it some extra attention so it’s clean and green just in time for the summer. Here are three spring cleaning tips to consider when focusing on your yard so you’re not the one all the neighbors are complaining about once everyone’s flowers are blooming.
Uneven spots on your lawn can cause it stress, making it more susceptible to disease and weeds. Low spots on your lawn cause poor drainage while your lawn mower often scalps the higher ones. These spots create poor growing conditions for your grass, so take action by using a shovel to cut away raised areas and fill in ones that are depressed.
Another common issue lawns face, especially in high-traffic areas is soil compaction. This happens when the soil becomes densely packed, making it tough for grass to take root and allowing weeds to grow over. To test if your yard has this problem, stick a garden fork into the soil. If the tines don’t penetrate more than two inches, the soil is compact. You can loosen the soil with an aerator.
Once you’ve repaired your lawn and cleaned it of debris, you might have to reseed some areas that are bare or brown. Before reseeding, make sure you’ve addressed the soil conditions. Then, make sure you purchase a grass seed that works well in the Florida climate. Once planted, follow the recommended guidelines for cutting and watering your lawn.
Performing preventative maintenance on your equipment will ensure it performs better and lasts longer, saving you time and money as a result. Since most equipment used to care for a yard is gas powered, you’ll need to follow some common steps to service each piece you use.
Keeping your tools in good working order is an important step in keeping a fresh looking yard.
Since there are plenty of tall palm trees in our region, it can be hard to get high enough to trim the branches that have died throughout winter and browned as a result. To avoid risking your health, contact a professional who has the equipment and experience to get the job done right. After all, you’ll want to enjoy the upcoming Florida summer outside in good health instead of inside recovering from an injury.
If you need tree care in Palm Harbor, Florida, or the surrounding areas, contact Warner Tree Service today at (727)-478-2864. We’re happy to help you make your yard as appealing as possible.