(MENAFN - PRLog) As the days grow longer and warmer, residents across New England begin to store their snow blowers, scrapers and shovels and dust off their barbeques, pull out their patio furniture and open up their pools. Before you invite the neighborhood over for a cookout or swim, you may want to check the condition of your turf.
Lawns endure significant abuse during winter months. Heavy snow compacts the soil, ice-melters throw off nutrients and high winds leave debris scattered about. The new generation of homeowners are increasingly apt to leave their lawncare to the professionals. Tom Norton of Lawn Doctor attests, "Our clients enjoy a perfectly plush lawn – but could care less how it they get it. They just want their lawn to look great and be safe for their pets and family."
While many find Zen in the practice of tending to their lawn, others view landscaping as a laborious chore. Regardless of opinion, everyone with a lawn can stand to benefit from a professional post-winter clean up to prepare for the season ahead. Fortunately, you don't have to form callouses on your get yours season ready. Concerted efforts made now will help keep your grass looking and functioning great until next winter.
The simplest step is also the most essential. Remove the debris from your lawn. Winter winds scatter tree-limbs, and whatever else gets caught in its way. These scraps can breed mold, pests and even restrict airflow.
After you clear a path for your mower, you can give your lawn a trim and see what's going on underneath. Reseed areas that look bald and clean up borders around your gardens, trees and walkways.
Now all that's left are the finishing touches. Run an aerator over your lawn, trim back your branches and remove any standing water. From there, simply keep up on basic maintenance like mowing and let mother nature do the rest.
Even though attitudes about lawn care have changed, the need for maintenance has remained the same. An unsightly lawn can breed pests, lower home value and foster resentment amongst neighbors. This spring keep your side of the street clean with a thorough post-winter clean up.
Lawn Doctor of Boston, the South Shore, and Cape Cod is a local, family owned and operated business. Over 50 years of serving their neighbors has provided their team with invaluable insight as how best maintain your home's greenest asset.
Whether you're looking to fine-tune your lawncare routine or create one from scratch, the experts at Lawn Doctor can get you on track. For more information about Lawn Doctor, visit http://www.lawndoctor.com/or call 800-831-1319.