I know we are still in March and I know we live in Minnesota but, spring is in the air and it looks like it is here to stay… for at least a week anyways. With the snow completely gone and the ground thawing out, now is the time to start thinking about spring lawn care for a healthy lawn in 2017.
Dethatching is by far one of the most important services to do in the early spring. Dethatching essentially removes the dead blades of grass in your lawn. This service allows the healthy blades of grass to absorb more water and nutrients to help it grow healthy and strong.
Combine dethatching with a spring clean-up service to remove fallen branches and other debris and garbage from your lawn. We us Stihl backpack blowers with our spring services to get behind those pesky bushes and other hard to reach places. When we are done with your lawn, you will be able to rest assure that your kids and pets can go outside to play in the yard without having to worry about trash and potentially harmful items that have compiled in the yard over the winter months.
We also offer a fertilizer services in the early spring knows as pre-emergent fertilizer. Pre-emergent fertilizer is designed to help your lawn absorb more water and nutrients while discouraging weeds and other unwanted plants in your lawn from growing.
We recommend applying a pre-emergent fertilizer on your lawn in early April for best results. However, applying a round of pre-emergent fertilizer as late as June can still do some good for your lawn.
Gutter cleaning in the spring is another service we provide and can help you save hundreds if not thousands of dollars in repairs if your gutter back up. Spring is the best time to clean your gutters because leaves and branches that fell over the fall and winter can easy create a clog in your gutters and down spouts. With rainy weather due in the spring, why not get this out of the way early and avoid any potential disasters?
This week in Minneapolis has to be one of the most confusing weeks’ weather-wise. The first couple days of the week provided us with spring like temperatures and a record for the earliest tornadoes in the state ever! These last couple of days, and the forecast looking forward, we are back to winter like conditions and temperatures.
With crazy weather like this, your lawn and yard is going through some tough times as well. With the warmer temperatures earlier this week, lawns throughout Minneapolis were experience thawing conditions which led to wet and sloppy yards. Now, with temperatures dropping, the top of the ground is beginning to freeze again.
As temperatures fluctuate from hot to freezing, this spring is going to be a spring where you need to pay special attention to your lawn. If you want your lawn to have a healthy start to the year, you will want to dethatch your lawn thoroughly. Dethatching is the process of removing the brown damaged and dead blades of grass from your lawn. This process will ensure the healthy blades of grass in your lawn will be able to collect all of the nutrients they need to be healthy and green throughout the year.
Dethatching your lawn will also help remove any snow mold that may have damaged your lawn throughout the winter. Snow mold, left unattended, can spread throughout your lawn and cause damage that may require drastic repair to save your lawn.
Once your lawn has been dethatched, you will want to apply an application of pre-emergent fertilization to encourage a healthy start to your lawn. Pre-emergent fertilization will also discourage weeds from growing in your lawn which allows your lawn to absorb the nutrients they need to remain healthy during the hot summer months.
Peter Doran Lawn has served the local Minneapolis community for over 25 years and serves over 1,500 customers. We use start of the art equipment and technology to provide the best lawn care services when it comes to maintaining a healthy lawn.