With springtime finally arriving, it’s time to start thinking about what your company’s landscaping needs after the long winter. There are numerous things to consider when beginning maintenance for the upcoming spring and summer.
There are five ways you might have experienced damage over the winter. These are:
- Snow mold, a very common and easily treated problem
- Crown hydration, where your turf has experienced repeated thaws and freezes
- Winter drying, caused by cold and wind
- Salt exposure, especially along roads and walkways
- Death, either by natural life cycle or other factors.
Each of these problems can be prevented, in part, by proper fall maintenance. However, even with the best practices in the fall, you may still experience some of these issues during the springtime. Fortunately, these problems can be fixed with a regular landscaping maintenance program.
Some of the strategies to use in fighting the common problems of springtime lawns involve fertilizing, aerating, and over seeding. In the case of salt buildup, it may be necessary to over-water certain areas and apply a treatment of gypsum to help the grass and plants flush out the salt. While some parts of the lawn may need total replacement in cases of serious damage, a lawn maintained throughout last season and prepared properly for the winter can prove remarkably resilient.
You may be spending some of the springtime staring out over a yellow or brown expanse of yard, wondering if the lush green landscape that made your business look so inviting last year will ever return. The landscape management specialists at Countryside Industries have the experience and knowledge to assess the damage that winter has caused your landscaping. They can then take the action needed to return it to its proper condition. With summer coming close behind, make sure that your landscaping gets the attention it deserves and represents the professionalism of your business.