Winter is the perfect time to start planning your lawn maintenance for the upcoming year. It allows you to do at least SOME sort of gardening activity even when the weather outside is frightfully cold. You can get your tools sharpened and cleaned so they are ready to go. It also allows you to properly budget your time and money.

Assess Your Needs

There are tasks that need to be done every year to keep your lawn healthy and happy. Aerating your lawn allows water, nutrients and air to reach the roots easier. Fertilization provides essential elements for your grass to grow lush and green. Mowing will keep the lawn at a uniform level. When the weather gets hot, you will need to water your lawn to help it survive through drier conditions. You may also want to consider reseeding or placing sod if you have bare spots.

Reserve Your Company

If you are hiring a professional, call them early in the year. Schedules start to fill up and you may have trouble finding a quality landscaping company. You don’t want to settle for second best when it comes to your lawn! 

Grab your calendar today and start planning. Your lawn will thank you.

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