As the cold weather drifts away, people everywhere are looking forward to spring. This includes the employees, customers, tenants, and others who enjoy the landscape around your commercial building. As everyone gears up for this anticipated season, follow these pointers to launch your lawn care and landscape programs.
Start Early with Weed Control and Lawn Fertilizer
It’s tempting to dive right in with chores that improve the outward appearance of your commercial property, but timing is everything when it comes to weed control and fertilizer. Apply herbicides before weeds begin to pop up and get the lawn off to a great start with a spring feeding. Be sure to follow product instructions exactly as stated, for optimal results.
Prepare Your Machinery and Tools
Checking out equipment and taking maintenance steps pays dividends all season long. Sharpening lawn mower blades is a necessity and inspecting belts, spark plugs, oil, and tire pressure on lawn tractors is vital for avoiding breakdowns and producing a lush, manicured lawn. Even smaller tools such as lawn and shrub trimmers, shovels, and rakes require a thorough inspection each spring.
Clean Up Winter Rubble
Nothing detracts from a beautiful landscape more than leftover debris from the winter season. Remove plow stakes and markers, and clear away dirt and gravel left behind from snow removal on walkways and parking lots. Rake or pick up all the accumulated sticks, leaves, and trash previously covered by snow and make needed concrete, asphalt, and turf repairs.
Renew Plant and Flower Beds
Finally, turn attention to pruning shrubs, maintaining perennials, and preparing annual beds for planting. Here is another spot where using a pre-emergent weed herbicide is important. Keep beds tidy by turning over soil, adding mulch, and defining the edges.
Following good lawn and landscape practices will help your commercial property exhibit a lush, healthy, and enjoyable appearance for the approaching outdoor season. To learn more spring preparation tips, contact the professionals at Heritage Landscape. Call 816-307-2004 or email us today for exceptional customer service and superior lawn and landscape maintenance.