Spring Has Sprung! What Does That Mean for Your Lawn?
It’s spring, and the time for new growth is here. Here in Florida, that means temperatures grow from cool, to mild, to hot in the span of just a few weeks. It also means an expansive explosion of our plants with new leaves, buds, and blooms. We will soon see every color from nature’s palette on many of the plants around us. Vibrant scarlets and oranges, bright yellows, vivid purples, light blues, striking whites, and lush greens will surround us in their seasonal glory.
We will witness the spring growth everywhere, we will see it on the roadsides from our cars as we drive to work, for sale in pots and baskets in the stores where we stock up, and most notably in our yards and gardens. All this fresh spring expansion will occur naturally and on its own. With that being said, there are things we can do to help it along.
Spring Cleaning for Your Garden
Now is the time to clean your garden and lawn, getting rid of all the debris, such as leaves, twigs, fallen nuts, etc. These can be raked into piles for use as compost later. This is also when you will want to get rid of weeds, making sure that you get the roots so they will not grow back. Sharpen your garden tools (or maybe buy new ones if needed), because you are going to require them for plant maintenance and soil care. Invest in a good pair of gardening gloves, trowels, and pruners.
Moisturize Your Soil
Your soil has had a long winter break, and it is likely dried out and packed after winter. Now is the time to add moisture to your soil. This will also be the best time to fertilize your lawn and add organic material like compost or manure. At Zimmerman Tree Service, we can properly test the soil to see what nutrients it needs so we can provide it with the right mixture of fertilization. By doing so, you can increase the health of the soil, which in turn will increase the life of your plants.
Total Plant Health Care in Palm Beach County
If you find that you do not have the time or resources to care for your lawn, trees, and other plants, our Certified Arborists are one call away. At Zimmerman Tree Service, we’re here for you for all the seasons, including spring! We have highly experienced crews ready with a comprehensive array of equipment and resources to serve you effectively, efficiently, and professionally. Contact us at Zimmerman Tree Service today.