What spring means for your lawn
It is spring and the time for new growth is here. Here in Florida that means temps grow from cool to mild to hot in the span of 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 palatte on many of the plants around us. Vibrant scarlets and oranges, bright yellows, vivid purples and blues, striking whites and lush greens will surround us in their seasonal glory.
We will witness this growth everywhere, we will see it spring up on the roadsides from our cars as we drive to work and shop, for sale in pots and baskets in the stores where we stock up, and most notably in our yards and gardens. And all this fresh spring expansion will occur naturally and on its’ own, thank you very much. But that being said, there are things we can do to help it along.
Spring clean your garden
Now is the time to clean your garden and lawn and get rid of all the debris (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 and trowels and pruners.
Your soil has had a long winter break. Now your soil is likely dried out and packed after winter, so it is probably time to add moisture. This will also be the best time to fertilize and add organic material like compost or manure. It is possible that you might need to test the soil to see what nutrients it needs, so you give it the right mixture. It could very well be that you should add more fertilizer to increase the health of the soil and increase the life of your plants.
And always remember that if you find you do not have the time or resources to care for your lawns, trees and other yard plants we are just a call or email away. Zimmerman Tree Service is there for you, come spring or any other season. We have highly experienced crews equipped with a comprehensive array of equipment and resources to service you effectively, efficiently and professionally.
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