Although it hasn’t felt like it as of late, it is spring! We sat down and talked with our Grounds crew about tips and things you can do now to get your yard and garden ready for summer.

  1. We expect to start mowing our parks by the end of the April or the beginning of May. Now is a good time to make sure your mowers are ready to go. Make sure those blades are sharp. It will give you a better cut and is better for the grass blades, leaving your lawn with a better overall appearance.
  2. Before your plants start to leaf out again, go through your garden and prune back any broken or dead branches from winter. Be careful cleaning up your landscape bed not to step on your spring bulbs coming up.
  3. To get your lawn looking the greenest on the block, apply fertilizer now. Due to the chillier temps this spring, there is not a lot of top growth happening in yards which allows the fertilizer to go directly to the roots. Your lawn will benefit in the long-run if you put in the work now.
  4. Think about adding mulch to your flower beds and garden. One to three inches of mulch helps prevent weeds and diseases. It also keeps the moisture in the garden and maintains the temperature. Rule of thumb is keeping the mulch a few inches from the plant stems to prevent roots from rotting.