Springtime Lawn & Garden Tips
Springtime is a crucial period to prepare your lawn and garden for the upcoming growing season in the Pacific Northwest.
Winters in the PNW can be harsh on your garden, with debris, dead leaves, and branches that may have accumulated on your lawn and garden beds. If not cleared, they can inhibit the growth of new plants and grass. Hence, the first step in preparing your lawn and garden is to clean up debris. Rake up any dead leaves, branches, or other debris that may have fallen on your lawn or in your garden beds.
Along with cleaning up debris, aeration is also recommended in the springtime to help promote healthy root growth and improve the drainage of your lawn. When the soil is compacted, it can prevent water, air, and nutrients from reaching the roots of your grass, leading to stunted growth. Aeration will loosen the soil, enabling water and nutrients to penetrate deep into the roots of your lawn, promoting healthy growth.
Here are a few steps you can take to get your residential lawn and garden ready for the springtime:
Clean up debris: Start by cleaning up any debris that has accumulated over the winter. This includes removing any dead leaves, branches, or other debris that may have fallen on your lawn or in your garden beds.
Rake and aerate the lawn: Raking the lawn will help remove any dead grass or thatch that has built up over the winter, and will also help to loosen the soil. Aeration is also recommended in the springtime to help promote healthy root growth and to improve the drainage of your lawn. If aerating seems like too-big or complicated of a task, we offer quality aeration services with fast response times, and are usually able to get most projects completed within a week of scheduling.
Add compost: Adding compost to your lawn and garden beds is a great way to improve the soil's health and fertility. Compost can be added to your lawn by spreading a thin layer over the top and then raking it in. For garden beds, you can add compost to the topsoil and mix it in thoroughly.
Plant seeds: Spring is a great time to plant seeds for vegetables and flowers. In the Pacific Northwest, popular vegetable seeds to plant in the spring include peas, lettuce, and spinach. For flowers, you can plant bulbs like tulips and daffodils.
Mulch garden beds: Mulching garden beds is a great way to help retain moisture in the soil and suppress weeds. You can use a variety of materials for mulch, including straw, wood chips, and shredded leaves.
Prune shrubs and trees: Spring is also a good time to prune any shrubs or trees that may have overgrown during the winter. Pruning will help to promote healthy growth and improve the appearance of your landscaping.
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