Spring into a beautiful lawn
The calendar officially says Spring, which means people will soon begin prepping their yard for seasonal entertaining. This month is the perfect time to assess and repair any damage your lawn and garden may have incurred as a result of extreme winter weather.
If you protect your trees or shrubs with burlap wraps during the colder temperatures now is the time to unwrap them. You should also trim any dead or decayed branches to allow for new, healthy growth. To clean-up overcrowded flower beds, prune spent perennials, rake fallen leaves and dead foliage, and be sure to pull-up any remaining annuals from the previous year. This will help to give you a fresh start for new Spring planting. Once clean-up is complete, spread a pelleted fertilizer to existing plants on the soil’s surface to ensure that Spring rain efficiently carries it to the roots.
After you have tidied your flower beds, it is a good idea to address damaged areas of your lawn in advance of Spring seeding. First, remove soil damaged by plows, salt or winter burn. Once the area is clean, add the first dose of fertilizer and crabgrass treatment. To help keep the new seed moist and healthy, work a ½ inch layer of compost into the soil.
Now that your gardens and lawn are ready for outdoor fun, move on to other areas of your property. Inspect your driveway, walkways and patios for loose gravel or cracks and repair any damage. Use a pressure washer to remove algae and dead foliage from pavers and the exterior of your home. It is also a good idea to remove rotted or damaged wood from fences and replace with new, freshly painted pickets.
At SERVPRO of North Central Colorado Springs, we are committed to helping you keep your home clean and safe. While inspecting your property, if you notice water damage as a result of winter weather or if spring showers seep into your home, call SERVPRO of North Central Colorado Springs immediately. Our experienced team of professionals have the knowledge to mitigate water damage and safeguard your family all season long. Call us at (719)266-0881.