Jeremy’s Landscaping, LLC, Offers Tips to Maintain a Beautiful Lawn
In our May blog, Jeremy’s Landscaping, LLC, is focusing on lawn tips from spring to summer. Homeowners in Christiansburg, VA, and the surrounding areas view their lawns as their pride and joy. They want to make sure that their lawn looks beautiful year-round. To this end, they contact us for lawn maintenance services. With our experience in maintaining Southwest Virginia lawns, we’re happy to give you lawn tips from spring to summer.
Rake the Leaves from Your Lawn Early in the Spring
The first tip that Jeremy’s Landscaping, LLC, offers is you should rake leaves from your lawn early in the spring. Leaves block the lawn’s access to sunlight and air. Without enough sunlight and air needed for photosynthesis, the lawn struggles to grow. Leaves prevent water evaporation and trap moisture underneath their layer. The moisture creates the perfect environment for mold, fungi, and diseases to overcome your lawn. Raking the leaves ensures that your grass can get the sunlight and air that it needs to grow.
Perform Aeration and Overseeding in Late Spring or Early Summer
Aeration and overseeding are important for your lawn in late spring or early summer. Our landscaper performs aeration and seeding at the same time in an effort to accomplish the best outcome. When Jeremy’s Landscaping, LLC, overseeds at the same time as aeration, it allows the seeds to fall into the aerator divots. There is the temptation for homeowners to attempt to overseed themselves. But our commercial seed is better than any product that you buy at a seed store.
Fertilize in the Spring as the Growing Season Approaches
Homeowners should fertilize their lawn at least four times a year. You can fertilize in the spring when the growing season approaches. The right fertilization frequency also depends on the type of grass you have. Warm-season grass, like the Fescue in Southwestern Virginia, does better with fertilization every four to eight weeks during the summer. If you don’t know what fertilizer you need, rely on the technicians at Jeremy’s Landscaping, LLC.
Make Sure to Mow the Grass at the Proper Length
In the spring, the proper mowing length for tall fescue is three inches or more. Cutting at the proper mowing length reduces competition from opposing grass species. It decreases the amount of water needed for grass growth and prevents weed germination. Cutting at three inches or more is appropriate because the crown of the plant is at three inches or higher.