spring lawn care guide

Spring Lawn Care Guide

spring lawn care guideKingsport, TN

With the warmer temperatures and colorful flowers in bloom, it is obvious that spring is here, which means you probably are already gearing up for some serious lawn maintenance. Whether you are looking to get your grass professional cut in Johnson City or need sod installed in Kingsport, Promier Landscapes has come up with this helpful guide to help you get your lawn ready for Spring!

Get the right tools

If you have been doing your own lawn care for a while, you probably already have some basic lawn care tools. Just to be sure you are all set, make sure that you have a set of nice pruning clippers for trimming back those small buses like forsythia or roses or to cut fresh flowers to bring inside and enjoy. Pruning bushes and shrubs will prevent that “leggy” look they tend to develop when not properly maintained. 

Get a water timer

No one likes an expensive water bill, which is why investing in an affordable water timer is all you need to do to ensure you don’t overwater or waste your money. A professionally installed sprinkler system is best and most convenient, but we realize that not everyone has the plans for that in their budget. That is why an inexpensive water timer could work for you. You simply install it on your water hydrant, and then hooked up to a water hose, which has a sprinkler at the end, so that you don’t have to be home to turn the water supply off and on. 

Get a sprinkler

Speaking of sprinklers, make sure you get one that will cover the entire square footage of your yard. Otherwise, you will have to dedicate time to stick around the house as you relocate the sprinkler throughout each watering session.

Check your hoses and nozzles

You may already have a hose and nozzle from previous seasons, although it could be worn out and leaking. Check your hose and nozzle to ensure there are no leaks. If there are any, head on over to your local hardware store to purchase new ones suitable for your watering needs and budget.

Fertilize and seed your lawn

Early spring is an ideal time to fertilize and seed your lawn. There are a variety of fertilizers and grass seeds available. We recommend speaking with a professional or someone at your local hardware store to determine which type will be best for your lawn care needs and growing conditions.

Get some Diatomaceous Earth

What on earth is diatomaceous earth (DE)? It is a safe and effective way to manage the flea and tick population in your yard. You can purchase a bag of DE at your local hardware store, and it is safe to use around kids and pets. While it is safe once it has been spread across your lawn, be sure that you use a mask while spreading it, as you shouldn’t inhale the dust emitted from the product as it is being used.

Lawn care services in the Tri-Cities

Who else is excited that spring has arrived? While you may welcome the warmer temperatures, you may not be looking forward to all of that yard work that’s ahead of you. If you would like to learn more about our professional lawn care services that we provide to the areas of Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol, please contact Promier Landscapes by calling (423) 246-7977.