You know the old saying…”April showers bring May flowers.”
Well, it’s April, we’ve had some rain, and those yards and flower beds are beginning to burst to life! Here are a few tips on yard care that we’ve learned throughout the years.
- Short grass doesn’t equal healthy grass. While it might be satisfying to hack your quickly growing lawn down to golf course fairway levels, that isn’t necessarily what is best for your grass. If you never cut your grass more than 1/3 to 1/2 of the height at the time that you cut it, your yard will remain healthier, longer.
- A little extra effort goes a long way. The look of your yard will be taken to another level with just a little post-mow care. If your grass is a little longer, use a bag with the lawn mower to keep the clippings off the lawn. If it’s shorter grass, mowing more frequently can allow you to not bag it and keep it looking sharp. Finally, if you have a leaf blower, use it to get rid of those grass clippings that show up on the sidewalk and driveway!
- Less can be more. Just about everyone enjoys beautiful flowers or plants in a garden. At the same time, a cluttered garden can cause more stress than joy. Leave a little space for your flowers and plants to breathe and grow. It will be less taxing to maintain and your guests can appreciate each plant more.
We hope you’re having a great spring!