Summer is nearly here and we know that you have been working hard to get your yard in tip top shape for the warm weather. From getting your sprinkler system ready to pulling those weeds, there is a lot involved with keeping up with your yard. Now is the perfect time to set your yard up for summer success. With moderate temperatures and new growth, what you do for your yard in the spring will carry through the entire summer. Along with taking care of your irrigation system and other yard necessities, there are a few other things you should be doing to help prepare your yard for summer.
Garden pests and insects love spring growth and they can damage your plants if you do not know how to treat them. The best way to keep insects out of your plants is to regularly spray your plants with a strong jet of water. This will remove the pests from your plants before they have the opportunity to start feeding on them. You can also utilize insecticidal soap to keep the pests out of your garden.
Get Your Flower Beds Ready
In order to get them ready for the summer season, it is best to add organic matter to your flower and other planting beds. You will want to spread compost across the different beds and it is possible that you may need to work the compost into the soil a bit. Compost will help keep the weeds down, will help enrich the soil, and will help retain moisture around your different plants.
Take Care of Lawn
This involves much more than just mowing the lawn. If your lawn growth has slowed or seems to have stopped, you should apply fertilizer with nitrogen to your yard. This will help revitalize your lawn and help restore growth. You can easily do this yourself and follow the application instructions that are located on the bag or you can call us to learn more about the different fertilizer programs we offer to residents in Madison. It is also important to keep in mind that you should let your grass grow longer as the weather warms up so your lawn will have more protection from the summer heat.