A healthy lawn is a happy lawn, and by following these steps you can be assured that your lawn is ready for spring. Installing an efficient irrigation system, performing a sprinkler blowout, and soil analysis effectively increases the health and vitality of your lawn, and properly assessing your lawn's overall soil condition helps you determine how best to prepare your lawn for spring.
Preparing your lawn in advance guarantees you'll pass any surprise spring inspection. Having a plan and knowing what needs to be done is crucial. These tips will assist you in promoting your lawn's total health.
Blowout your Sprinklers
Blowing out your sprinklers prepares your sprinkler system for proper operation. Performing a sprinkler blowout before winter safeguards you from having to deal with issues that may occur once your sprinkler system is active again. Winterizing your sprinkler system prevents pipes from cracking or bursting, saving you the time and cost of having to possibly install a new sprinkler system. Hiring a professional to blowout your sprinklers makes spring lawn prep even simpler, and they can also suggest additional treatments to ensure the health of your lawn before the beginning of the spring.
Analyze Your Soil
Soil analysis is highly beneficial for inspecting the health of your soil. Having a professional analyze your soil allows them to determine exactly what your lawn needs to thrive. If critical nutrients are low, they can be easily integrated back into the soil to increase future growth. Adding more fertilizer at the beginning of spring, prepares your lawn for the rest of the season and restores any missing nutrients, giving you the healthy lawn that you want.
Irrigating your lawn is vital to preserving the soil's nutrients and preventing weeds from growing and spreading. Installing an effective and efficient irrigation system ensures that your lawn will be evenly watered, saving you time, water, and money. An effective system for irrigating your lawn will also improve its growth, allowing it to thrive while conserving important nutrients. No matter what type of irrigation system you choose, watering your lawn is essential for its health and continual growth and is essential for passing a spring inspection.
Now that you've properly prepared your lawn for spring and summer season by installing an irrigation system, blowing out your sprinklers, and having your soil analyzed, your lawn is ready to pass any unannounced spring inspection! Now sit back with your favorite beverage and enjoy your beautiful lawn!
With summer right around the corner, it's time to get outside and enjoy the warmer temperatures. In addition to planting new perennials, landscape lighting enhances your home by drawing attention to flowers, well-maintained lawns and also makes your home more welcoming, especially for homeowners who like to spend time outside after dark. Here are a few tips to make your landscape to stand out above the rest.
Many homeowners tend to spend a bit of time in their backyard by sitting on their porch or deck, especially during nighttime hours. It’s important to have backyard lighting because it helps ward off any potential intruders and ensures your safety. The backyard is a thief’s main entry point, so cutting it off from them by adding lighting to your backyard is going to help in the long run. Burglary aside, having the proper lighting will add a certain aesthetic to your garden during the nighttime.
Frontyard lighting is what’s ultimately going to make your home more welcoming. Adding lighting along the walkways can add elegance to your home. Try using light fixtures that cast the light downwards. It creates ambiance and helps both and guests see where they’re going. If you want to save on bills, you can always try out low voltage lights or solar panels. With solar panels, you won’t have to worry about using any electricity at all. Powered by the sun, solar panel lights stay lit even after the sun goes down.
How Adding Lighting Keeps You Safe
Adding light to your landscape does more than simply keeping intruders at bay. It illuminates your path so you don't have to worry about falling into your pool or accidentally tripping over a rock. Burglars aren't the only intruders you should be looking out for. Having proper lighting also ensures your pet's safety.
Predators such as coyotes, raccoon, and other creatures of the night are a threat to your small pets. The motion sensor will make sure your small dogs and cats won't fall victim to a predator.
Landscape lighting makes a home warm and welcoming. It's also the perfect way to enhance your landscaping effort for summertime entertaining. There is a wide variety of lights to choose from. You can go with the traditional lights on the side of your door or you can install a post or two on your lawn.
Ahh, springtime is finally here all across the US! Flowers and trees are blooming, grass is greening and all feels right in the world! While April showers may bring sufficient irrigation it will soon be time to rely on an irrigation system to meet the demands of hot, dry summers. Now is the time to install your irrigation system or inspect and repair your current system.
Hi, Mike here! There is nothing better than lush green lawns and beautiful blooming plants and flowers, especially in the Springtime! However, in order for grass, trees, flowers and shrubs to thrive they must have an adequate WATER SUPPLY! That's where effective irrigation and sprinkler systems come in! This blog is a dedicated space to discuss best practices and most efficient methods of watering.