There is a lot to do in Tennessee in the spring when it comes to lawn care. Soon everything will be greening up and the warmth of spring and summer will be here. Everyone will be getting out and having backyard parties and cookouts, the staple of any Tennessee summer. But in order to host these backyard parties, you need to make sure your yard is looking its best. Here are some tips from the professionals at Emerald Island on how to get your lawn ready for spring.
Pre-Emergent Weed Control
As your plants and trees come out of dormancy and begin to grow, so do weeds. But weeds grow much faster and are more aggressive than your grass. The spring is the best time to start preventing weeds. With pre-emergent weed control, you can prevent weeds from germinating which will prevent them from spreading more seeds over your lawn in the summer and fall. Pre-emergents can be purchased at your local gardening center and can be in liquid or granular form.
Get Your Soil Professionally Tested
Fertilizing your lawn in the spring is important, but if you don’t know what your yard needs or doesn’t need, then you could be wasting your money. Just like every lawn is different, every part of your lawn is different. The varying levels of nutrients in your yard is due to many factors including shade, moisture, sunlight, and microorganisms in the soil. Getting your soil tested is a great way to learn the secrets of your lawn. With this information, you can plan accordingly and purchase fertilizers that your soil actually needs.
Have Your Lawn Fertilized
After you have your soil tested, it’s time to fertilize. Feeding your lawn in the spring will help it grow thick and green which will make it more resistant to weeds and pests. Before you fertilize, be sure you know what grass type you have and whether it is a warm-season or cold-season variant.
As soon as we have our outdoor spaces to our liking it’s time to invite the friends over for a barbecue. Hold on a minute. Have given any thought to mosquitoes that will inevitably ruin your event? Mosquitoes are an annoying part of summer but if you know where the mosquitoes are coming from you can reduce their numbers. To control mosquitoes, all you need to do is go around your yard and dump out standing water when you see it. Keep up with this routine and you will see fewer mosquitoes this summer.
Sharpen Your Lawn Mower Blades
Your lawn mower will be doing most of the work this summer so you should take the time now to make sure it is running properly and fix any issues it may have before the mowing season starts. If there are no mechanical issues then it’s time to check the blades. Sharp blades ensure a clean and even cut. Dull blades rip and tear your grass, leaving brown tips that can ruin the appearance of your lawn.
Get Help From the Pros at Emerald Island Lawn Service
We are now accepting new customers for our lawn care services for 2021. The lawn care pros at Emerald Island can take the hard work of lawn care off of your shoulders. Our tree and shrub program will ensure that your trees and ornamentals stay strong and healthy throughout the year.
Summertime is just around the corner and that means mosquitoes. Tired of mosquitoes keeping you from enjoying your outdoor spaces? Call and ask about our mosquito prevention program. Give us a call at 865-588-4497 for more information. You can also request an easy quote here.