Alex’s Lawn and Turf Blog

Lawn care tips from the experts

Warmer Weather is coming!

March 26th, 2014

Hello and happy spring!

The snow is finally melting, and we’re starting to see peeks of brown in our lawns. Here at Alex’s, we are optimistically getting our lawn care equipment ready. We are tuning up the mowers, putting string on the weed whips, and inventorying rakes.

We are eager to get out and start cleaning up after the winter we’ve had, but of course, it is always a good idea to wait for the ground to dry out a bit before doing too much on your lawn. Too much traffic, or even a vigorous raking on wet soil can cause damage to soil structure. We are waiting for the snow to melt, and the frost to go out, impatient as everyone else to see that green growth start!

As soon as the time is right, we’ll be out cleaning up leaves, picking up sticks, repairing damage from winter snow removal, cold temperatures, and voles, and doing early-season seedings and weed control applications. Look for us in our sharp new red Alex’s Lawn & Turf uniforms. We’re departing from the green uniforms of years previous, and switching to the same red shirts for everyone. We take our quality of work very seriously, and we want to show our professionalism in everything we do.

What can you do to help your lawn until it has dried out a bit and you see those red shirts in your yard? Keep a close eye on it. Look for signs of winter damage. Vole damage often appears as winding lines in the soil from their burrows. As the snow melts, look to see if the water is pooling for excessive periods in certain areas. Areas of poor drainage will often behave differently from the rest of the lawn, and can suffer from more diseases. As the grass greens, look for patches that are remaining brown, and note any changes in the shape or color of the grass. Does the brown spot spread? Is it shrinking? This information could be very helpful in diagnosing trouble spots in the lawn.

Look for any other unusual things in your lawn. Make note of your concerns, and let us know how we can help! We look forward to servicing your lawn and landscape needs in the coming season.

Have a great day,
Jake

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