2014- What affect will this brutal winter have on my lawn?
We are anticipating that snow mold will be very active in most lawns this spring, though it seldom results in any permanent damage. Affected areas should be lightly raked in the spring to increase air circulation. An application of spring crabgrass control with a little fertilizer, between mid-March through May, will also help bring the lawn back from the harsh winter we have been through.
Now is also a good time to apply dormant oil to your ornamental trees and shrubs in order to control hatching insects. If you had problems with specific plants last season, spring is a good time to have them deeply fertilized with a root injection for optimal nutrition. Pest season is coming up as well, and late April-May is the time that all these little critters start coming out and invading our homes. Pesky things, like milipedes, ants, spiders, bees and earwigs! Be sure to look into our Landscape Pest management program which treats around the foundation of your home, or our General Pest program which covers around the foundation plus doors, windows, shutters, and more!
When you're ready to fire up the sprinkler system, call us to schedule an appointment for our experienced staff to open the water supply lines, check and adjust the heads to ensure 100% coverage of your landscape areas, and set your controller if needed. Did you know that we offer repairs on all makes and models of systems? And we'll even come back at the end of the season to close your system. One call. One company. That's NatureScape!
Last but not least, take a walk around your property and see if there are things that could be done to improve your landscape for those summer activities ahead. Perhaps you'll find some landscape edging has heaved and needs to be re-set or replaced. Does your mulch need to be refreshed? Perhaps there are some plants to be replaced, or you'd like to add some blooming shrubs and perennials. An ornamental pruning in mid-June after the spring flush of growth also goes a long way in improving the appearance and health of your landscape plants.
Whatever your needs may be, NATURESCAPE SERVICES is ready to ensure your property will meet your expectations this season. Give us a call today! 574-294-2010 or 1-800-LAWNCARE!