Though Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter on Feb. 2, now is the time to get on the New Castle Lawn and Landscape spring maintenance schedule.

Spring is the season of renewal and growth, and it’s also the perfect time for a thorough clean-up of your lawn. Regular lawn maintenance is crucial for the health and beauty of your yard. Here are a few things our crew of professionals would be more than happy to with at your property…

Clearing Debris. Winter weather can leave behind leaves, twigs and other debris on your lawn’s surface, which can smother grass and attract pests. Clearing these away will allow sunlight and water to reach the soil and grass, promoting healthy growth as your lawn can then absorb beneficial nutrients. Damp leaves and other material left on your lawn can also create an unwanted blanket that traps moisture, an ideal breeding ground for problematic fungus.

Removing Dead Grass. The cold weather months can also take a toll on your lawn, killing some of the grass. Removing dead spots in the spring allows grass to regenerate more easily, filling in those bare spots and creating a beautiful, green, cohesive yard space. This is essential as dead grass can weaken the grass around it, causing patches to grow if left unaddressed.

Fertilizing. Spring is the perfect time to apply fertilizer to your lawn. The soil temperature is warming up and the grass is starting to grow. Fertilizer provides the nutrients your lawn needs for strong, healthy growth throughout the growing season. Those nutrients are lost over time and the act of fertilizing replenishes them.

Mowing. As your lawn begins to grow, it’s important to mow regularly. Doing so helps to control the height of the grass and encourages thick growth, which suppresses weed growth. Simply put: regular mowing helps your lawn to stay healthy and strong. By doing such routine maintenance, disease is easier to spot and treat should it be present. This includes the infestation of pests like grubs.

Cleaning up your yard space come spring is an essential part of lawn maintenance. It should not be overlooked. Taking these steps can help to ensure your lawn stays healthy, vibrant and beautiful throughout the year. If you don’t have the time or know-how to do it on your own, that’s what we’re here for. Call the New Castle team at 610-796-7818 or visit today!