It’s springtime once again here in Dallas, and that means the start of a new round of lawn care that will help keep your landscape beautiful and lush all year long. The hardest part of coming out of a long winter hibernation is knowing where to even start. Well, we’ve got you covered! Here are all the things you need to know to get started taking care of your lawn this spring.
Mowing: Get to Cutting
Mowing is such a simple process, but it is actually one of the lawn care processes that is most often done incorrectly. Have you ever thought about how often you mow, and how short you trim your grass? For most homeowners, the name of the game is mowing the least often as possible. That might be great for your schedule, but bad for your grass. Check which type of grass you have and what height it thrives best at, and mow only to that height. You may end up having to mow more often, but you will certainly be rewarded with beautiful, lush, green grass all year long.
Fertilizing: Feed Your Lawn
Yeah, yeah, you’ve heard it before: fertilizing your lawn and your plants is one of the best ways to ensure that your lawn gets all the nutrients it needs. But, have you ever really thought about your fertilization techniques? Fertilization is not a one-size-fits-all process by any means, and when creating a plan for getting those roots filled with nutrients, it’s important to consider the types of plants you’re feeding. It is also important to consider your climate and think about how often you are fertilizing. Once at the beginning of spring isn’t enough!
Watering: Quench Your Lawn’s Thirst
Okay, this one you’re sure you’ve got down pat. Plants need water, so if you give them some, they should be fine, right? Wrong! Watering is a complicated process, especially in hot, arid climates like Dallas. Plants should be watered in the early morning, before the sun gets too hot. Watering plants when the sun is up won’t allow the water to reach the plants before much of it is evaporated. And before you decide to water at night, keep in mind that roots don’t like being saturated. For the best results, and to save some money, water in the early morning so plants can have a cool drink before a hot day in the sun.
Pests & Weeds: Kill ‘Em All!
Lawn problems in Dallas come in all shapes and sizes. From annoying weeds to fire ants, to the devastating fungus and disease native to the area, your poor landscape is in for a long ride this spring and summer. To help your lawn have a fighting chance against all these problems, be sure to hire a lawn care company that can handle of these problems when they arise. For preventative measures, they can also help you prevent fungus, pests, weeds, and diseases all year-round so that your lawn is always in good shape.
Mowing, fertilizing, and watering your lawn is great, but the truth is it is all very time-consuming. If you’re tired of spending your weekends in the dirt just trying to stay ahead of the curve, maybe it’s time to let the professionals at Gecko Green take over. We can help you save time and money, allowing you to have the beautiful landscape of your dreams without the hassle. The best part? Our program achieves noticeable results in just eight visits per year and includes proactive inspections unlike our competition!