Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air

If watching grass grow is your thing, then this is an exciting time of year in Vancouver.

Spring is officially here, and evidence of plant growth is all around.

That means pretty soon you will want to be out in the sun enjoying your lawn.

For the first lawn cut of the season (or any cut really) it is always important to use a sharp blade.

Cut on the lowest setting initially, allowing sun and water easier access to the roots, then gradually increase the setting over several subsequent cuts so the grass is 2-3” long during the hotter months.

A great way to ensure your lawn is immaculate and ready for increased use is a Spring Tune Up.

The following is a complete list of what a Spring Tune Up entails, but even one or two if these will be hugely beneficial.

And of course if you don’t have the time or energy, Yard Ventures Inc can help.

1. Aeration pulls plugs of grass out of your lawn, which increases the air reaching the roots and reduces compaction.

2. Lime will increase the soil’s pH balance, and most importantly for many lawns, reduces moss over time.

3. Top dressing and seeding is an easy way to improve lawn thickness and repair any bare patches that may have developed over the winter.

4. Power-rake and de-thatch is not for everyone, but it may be useful for spongy or mossy lawns.  If a power rake is not available the hand-held version can be just effective, but a little less enjoyable.

5. Lawn fertilizer is an easy way to promote growth, giving the grass much needed nutrients.

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