Many people resolve to get in better shape, lose this amount of weight, eat healthier, learn a skill, and the list goes on. This year, why not do something a bit different? Resolve to grow a better, healthier, more beautiful lawn! Here are just a few ideas to help you get started on realizing your dreams of having a gorgeous and lovely lawn this year!
Spring is around the corner here in Atlanta and after a cold, rainy, and icy winter your lawn has taken a beating. The soil is compacted and the grass appears to have thined over the winter due to erosion. The best thing you can do for you lawn is a Core Aeration.
With the new year approaching, it is almost time to start looking forward to the next growing season and to contemplate the goals you have in mind for your lawn! In a few short months the snow will be gone the ice will be melted and the little sprigs of grass are going to be showing some color as the temperatures rise. Typically, after the winter season, it is necessary to do a bit of cleaning up to help prepare your lawn for a new growth season. Take time to clean things up and watch out for any potential problems your lawn may be facing this year. Check out some of the common problems we see in lawns as spring approaches and what you can do to fix them!
If you have an underground sprinkler system you likely have been told that you need to winterize them as the colder temperatures take over. This is also commonly referred to as ‘blowing out’ your system, because that is essentially exactly what you are doing when you winterize the pipes. This helps to protect the pipes and equipment from freezing, cracking, and causing problems that you will have to fix later if you intend to use the system next spring and summer.
There are so many things that you can learn about when it comes to taking care of your lawn. To start, you can invest some time in learning all the different types of grass, maintenance practices that help you have your best lawn, and all the tips and tricks that can really help you keep a nice green grass all year round. It is important do so some basic research or searching when it comes to lawn care (if you care about having a decent or nice one!) because different types of grasses do better in some regions while others do better in regions with different temperature ranges.
When you think about gardening, many people think about planting when the weather warms up, but the good news about living in the south is that you can actually plant many different vegetables that are hardy enough to be planted in January and onwards. These plants and vegetables can handle the temperatures that the southern winters bring on and even some of the frost.
Winter is a great time to cut back on a few things such as hours spent working on the lawn and gathering vegetables and fruits from your trees and garden. Not only this, as winter approaches and many plants, trees, and shrubs enter their dormancy stage, it is a great time to prune them. Pruning is good for your shrubs and trees as it allows the branches that aren’t doing so well or may have been infected or damaged by bugs to be removed, allowing the tree to focus on growing the healthy branches next spring when it enters its next growth phase.
Let’s be honest, not everyone loves the snow and the cold that winter often brings to many places in the United States. If you are lucky enough to escape all this, you better keep it a secret or you are going to have a lot more neighbors soon! Once the weather changes to cold, rainy-slush, or eventually snow, there is not a lot for people that do not like the cold to do outside. Many people spend almost all their time indoors trying to stay warm and dry! We put together a few tips to help you survive the cold weather and stay sane until you can get back outside and enjoy the beautiful lawn and garden that you have!
When it comes to winter in Georgia, many places end up getting some snow and can also get a few ice storms. This definitely limits how much you are going to be out weeding or doing regular lawn care, but there are some important things for you to do, and not do, to ensure a happy spring result for your lawn. What you do now can set the stage for a beautiful and lovely green carpet come spring, or can set you up for a lot of extra work with the spring thaw. Check out our tips below to take care of your lawn this winter!
If you haven’t already, it is important to take some time to help your lawn prepare for the coming winter to ensure a better spring next year. Winter can be pretty tough on a lawn that hasn’t been prepared, so read this quick and helpful guide to maximize your lawn’s ability to withstand the season ahead.