Winter may not be over yet, but it is never too early to begin thinking about spring. For Virginia landscapers or homeowners, spring is the time to break out the lawn mowers, weed whackers and fertilizer to get your yard back in shape.
It can be difficult to know exactly when to start, but the tips below can help guide you through the transition from winter to spring.
Use The Last Frost Date As A Guide
Weather can be difficult to predict, leading some people to wait too long to begin their spring landscaping and others to begin too early. Rather than using the weather to make your decision, one helpful tip is to plan your spring landscaping around the last spring frost date.
For the Waynesboro climate station, the last spring frost for 2018 is scheduled to happen on April 21 according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
Know What Kind Of Grass You Have
Spreading seed and fertilizer are two key components of spring lawn maintenance and preparation; however, in order to pick out the best product, you need to know what kind of grass you have. Choosing a specific seed and fertilizer for your grass can be very helpful in growing grass.
Check Your Equipment
Many people are so excited by spring that the first nice day they jump at the chance to get a head start on the landscaping without properly checking the equipment. From the lawn mower to the edger, you should check to make sure there was no left over gas in the tank, that the spark plugs are in good working order and that the blades are sharp. These preventive measures can save you time and money later in the season.
These tips are not the only things to remember this spring, but they can be very helpful in getting your yard moving in the right direction this spring.
If you’re in need of landscaping services in the Waynesboro area this spring, give us a call at Waynesboro Nurseries.