Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Get ready for spring!

With spring just around the corner and Lendon development starting to ramp back up, it's a good idea to prepare your current location for the upcoming spring season especially if you're planning to sell the current property.

Here are a few good ideas to help your yard look it's best as the new growth starts around it.

Remove debris: Rake away all of the debris from the fall and winter months. Make sure to include leaves and sticks. This will allow your yard to have a fresh start for the spring. If you happen to have leftover rubbish on the lawn, it can get in the way of mowing, watering, seed planting and a number of other activities. Another benefit of raking is loosening of the surface of the soil, which encourages healthy airflow.

Apply more grass seed: This is most important in areas with weak grass growth or dead grass. Make sure you use a strong rake to open the surface. Mix the grass seed with new, healthy soil in a bucket. Then spread the mixture over the ground. Don't forget to regularly water this area to foster hearty and fast grass growth.
Mulch: Mulch is a protective covering that you can apply to soil to lock in moisture. Mulching with a depth of 2 to 4 inches around the bases of trees, shrubs and in flower beds helps to retain water and keep plants warm and healthy.

Water deeply: Many homeowners water their lawns often -- but with little water. However, it's better to water only when your lawn needs it with a lot of water. If you water deep and sparingly, you will train the grass roots to dig deeper into the soil. Whereas, if you water lightly and often, you will train the roots to stay near the surface, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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