The spring season is the ideal time to prepare your garden just before the 4th of July. Unfortunately, the spring also marks the end of hibernation process for most insects and pests that can afflict your garden. This season of robust growth also means that the weeds will sprout fast and start to compete with your lawn for nutrients.
Rake and Aerate
You will realize that the ground needs aeration since the hard areas prevent the water from percolating to the roots. Poor aeration will also limit the growth of your lawn, meaning that it will turn brown. The best remedy to your parched garden is to aerate your lawn by raking. After raking your garden, you will improve the moisture retention and exposure to the sun. Be sure to remove the dead grass as well as the debris as you rake your garden. Undertaking a mechanical aeration will remove some plugs and give your lawn some areas to spread. By adding some fertilizers and irrigating your lawn, you will give your garden a new lease of life.
Take the right steps against germination of the weeds
Instead of controlling the weeds once they germinate, you can curtail the growth of weeds with a pre-emergent herbicide. If you apply the herbicide a few months before broadcasting the seed, you can prevent the germination of weeds significantly. Considering that the crabgrass is quite difficult to control once it germinates, applying the pre-emergent herbicide is a great idea.
Apply the right fertilizer
Once the pre-emergent herbicide has curtailed the development of weeds, you should have a weed-free lawn. However, you need to feed your lawn with the appropriate fertilizer. In most cases, you will require a Nitrogen-rich fertilizer for topdressing purposes. A professional landscaping company will help you to determine the right amount of fertilizer you will require. Avoid applying excessive fertilizers since the Nitrogen can have a scorching effect on your lawn.
Pests can be a nuisance to your garden as well as your family. Your garden will never be the perfect summer getaway if you have some pests to grapple with daily. Our company has the expertise to eliminate the following pests from your garden:
Utah is the home of some of the most dangerous spiders that include the black widow and the hobo spider. We can eradicate these spiders from your yard in the quest to protect your family from their poisonous bites.
While the Boxelder Bugs might seem harmless at a glance, that can wreak havoc on your garden by consuming the grass and leaves in your shrubs or trees. Since these grubs can multiply quite fast, they can destroy your garden in a few weeks. As the night temperatures cool down, these disturbing pests will seek refuge in your home. It is vital to take the initiative before the infestation starts to become insurmountable. As such, you call our specialists whenever you see the telltale signs of the Boxelder Bugs infestation.
Bees, Wasps & Hornets
Stinging insects are dangerous to those who suffer from allergic reactions. If you see some bees and wasps in your garden, you should notify us immediately. Since these insects travel in large swarms, you must take the right measures before the entire swarm finds refuge in your home.
Ants and termites
When the scouting ants find plenty of food in your garden, they will build nests in the soil. Since these insects can inhabit your property in large numbers, you should not hesitate to take action against them. While the ants can bite, termites will cause considerable damage to your wooden structures. We have the chemicals that will eradicate then fast and prevent the infestations in the future.
Needless to say, the spring calls for active garden maintenance if you want to enjoy the outdoor parties during the summer. The above maintenance principles will keep your garden safe, lush, and neat before the 4th of July.